Eesti raskeveohobune (ERV) mare Vihma. The breed name can be translated as Estonian Heavy Draft. So ERV is a draft and from Estonia. They're heavy but not as heavy as other European drafts. The height is 158-175 cm, most are chestnuts or bays, blacks and roans are rare. They have strong conformation and legs and nice, cooperative temperament. They're quite rare, most ERV's live in Estonia but also in Finland there are at least some dozens of ERV's.
Estonian Heavy Draft (Eesti raskeveohobune) gelding Kill Bill looks clearly like a silver bay. Chestnuts and bays are the most common colors of ERV, blacks are rare. There have also been roan ERV's earlier, but that color may have disappeared. The latest roan I could find was mare Telgi, born 1983 and it didn't pass the roan color to its purebred ERV foals.
Estonian Draught horse.Population numbers have decreased since the early 1990s and today inbreeding is of significant concern and the breed is considered to be endangered by the Estonian government. Although originally used for heavy draft work, they are now used mainly for small-scale gardening.Img: märts 2013