The Noriker represents both the oldest of the old Austrian horse breeds and the only race in the field of modern Austria has its origin. Named after the former Roman province of Noricum, these horses were already known in the empire of Charlemagne. These powerful, medium-sized horses were used not only in agriculture, forestry and Saumhandel over the main Alpine ridge, but also as a representation of the Salzburg Erbischöfe horses.
Zeus is the largest horse in the world! 21 Hands Tall (7 feet) at the shoulder Approximately 3000 lbs Breed - Belgian Draft Horse Blog says "no saddle fits him" from: http://www.ridingintheclouds.com/meet_zeus.html