Fauvel is named after a famous horse owned by King Richard the Lionheart in the 1190s. Richard took Fauvel from the “emperor” of Cyprus, Michael Comnenus. Fauvel was famed for his speed. He served King Richard for several years but has now retired from work. Fauvel is an 18 HH (6’ at the withers) Belgian gelding and is 22 years old. Most of his life, Fauvel pulled logs in Pennsylvania. When he arrived in Sherwood Forest in 2014, he flinched at every human touch and showed great fear at the approach of people. Now, he is our calm and comfortable old man, enjoying the fruits of his lifelong labor.