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Circle D Ranch Welcomes Two New Horses to the Disneyland Resort

posted on February 6th, 2013 by Donna Fisk, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort


Circle D Ranch Welcomes Two New Horses to the Disneyland Resort

The folks at Circle D Ranch are very excited about the recent arrival of two new horses, Bug and Finn. This pair of Brabant Belgian draft horses came to the Disneyland Resort from a farm in the Midwest.

Circle D cast member Aleks Phipps poses with newly acquired Brabant, Bug. Bug weighs 1,620 lbs and stands 16.3 hands (or 5 feet, 7 inches from his feet to his withers). Finn, a newly acquired Brabant, shows his profile with Circle D cast member Eveyln Valverde.  Finn weighs 1,750 lbs and stands 17.1 hands (5 feet, 9 inches)!

 
Known for their robust, muscular builds and excellent dispositions, Brabants also have trademark physical features that distinguish them, such as black-tipped ears and black stocking feet. While Bug and Finn aren’t brothers, they are very good friends and will work together as a pair, and also pull the Main Street Trolley. Over the next few months they’ll be completing their training at the Circle D, but guests can meet these two gentle giants now during their weekend “shifts” at Big Thunder Ranch.

Current hours at Big Thunder Ranch are Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.



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Fred from CA on February 6th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Very cool. I love seeing the horses and streetcars on Main Street.

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liza from CA on February 7th, 2013 at 11:12 am

I am so excited to meet Bug and Finn. They are so beautiful. It has always been my dream to adopt one of the Disneyland horses (we currently have two quarter horses). Maybe one of them will become apart of my herd.

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Jennie from CA on February 11th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Can’t wait to meet these two new doodles.

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