A famous traveling horse

Farcour, a famous Belgian draft horse, lives on in the memories in Boone county and in his home where he was buried in 1921. He was a San Francisco World’s Fair champion and is remembered as a service stud with many famous progeny. See Iowa Barns yesterday and today, page 83 for more history of Farcour.

His great-grandson, Brooklyn Supreme, who weighed 3,200 pounds, achieved fame by being the world’s largest horse at one time. Below are two postcards of Brooklyn Supreme. The photo on the left was taken next to railroad tracks, with chutes in the background where livestock was loaded to be shipped by rail. His enormous size would mean that traveling by rail was the only option.

The postcard on the right, based on the photo on the left, was typical of postcards in the 40s and 50s, printed with an attractive scene and flowers to attract­­ buyers. C.G. Good, who owned both horses, hired Ralph Fogleman, in the white suit, to travel with Brooklyn Supreme around the country, charging spectators 10 cents for viewing this giant who died in 1948 at age 20.