The Black Forest Horse, or Schwarzwälder Kaltblut
a rare draft horse breed originating from southern Germany.
Nowadays they are often used as a coach horse and for riding.
Home of the cuckoo clock, the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) gets its name from its dark, slightly sinister canopy of evergreens: this is where Hansel and Gretel encountered the wicked witch. The vast expanse of hills, valleys, rivers and forests stretch from the swish spa town of Baden-Baden to the Swiss border, and from the Rhine almost to Lake Constance.
A german sergeant (unteroffizier) from Flieger-Abteilung 9, something for the fellows from the Flying Circus, feeding a puppy during WWI. Circa 1915