The ground shakes with the sound of thundering hooves before you even glimpse the impressive six-horse hitch. As the dust clears, the award winning Priefert Percherons charge into the arena driven by the talented Jason Goodman. Performing for more than six million people a year at expos, fairs and rodeos across the country, the Priefert Hitch presents a show that is remembered long after the dust settles.
The mighty Kong has a unique responsibility as a wheel horse. Wheelers, as they are sometimes called, are always the largest horses in the hitch and are positioned closest to the wagon. They are the only horses that have a special piece of harness called breeching, a wide strap that wraps around the horse's rump and acts as a breaking system. This means that the wheel horses are the only horses in the hitch that have the ability to stop and/or back up the wagon and because of this, wheel horses need to be big and strong.
Standing 19 hands tall and nicknamed "Donkey Kong" for his stubborn streak, Kong is certainly big and strong. According to his handlers, he has a "Kong-sized" appetite and will eat just about anything! He is the leader of the pack, no matter how many other horses are with him or who is sharing his paddock.
The celebrities of the equine world, Kong and the Priefert Percherons have appeared at the National Finals Rodeo, the San Antonio Stock Show, the Calgary Stampede, the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Bishop Mule Days and dozens of other PRCA rodeos as well as BreyerFest!
**Discontinued, limited quantities**