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Dutch Heavy Draft
2014-06-13 15:06:40

The Dutch Heavy Draft is a fairly new species of horse from the Netherlands. After World War I they were developed for heavy draft and farm work by cross-breeding a Brabant, Zeeland-type Dutch mare and a Belgian Ardennes. Since 1925, the only horse allowed to be registered into the stud book is from registered parents. Other names for the breed are Dutch Draft, Dutch Draught or Nederland...

Danish Warmblood
2014-06-10 10:38:35

The Danish Warmblood is a breed of horse from Denmark established in the mid-1900s. It was produced by crossing native Danish mares with choice European stallions. Frederiksborg stock was crossed with Thoroughbred, and the mares were bred with AngloNorman stallions, Thoroughbreds and Trakehners. Over time the mixture of breeds were adjusted to produce the Danish Warmblood horse. The Danish...

Chez Warmblood
2014-06-10 09:56:59

The Chez Warmblood is a breed of horse from the Austria-Hungry Empire (1876-1918). During the 1800s, Spanish and Italian horses were introduced to the Chez Warmblood. Later, breeds such as Furioso, Gidran, Nonius, Przedswit and German Warmblood were also used. The Kladruby stud farm is a major contributor to the Chez Warmblood breed, which also mentions Thoroughbred, Selle Francais, Arabian...

2014-06-10 09:26:59

The Brandenburger is a breed of horse that originated in Germany. The development of the modern Brandenburger horse was attained by crossbreeding Trakehners, Hanoveranians and English Thoroughbreds during the mid-1900s. King Frederick Wilhelm II founded the national and state Neustadt/Dosse stud society in 1788 which had influence of the Brandenburger breed. After the reunification of East...

Zemaitukas Pony
2014-05-30 10:02:15

The Zemaitukas is a breed of pony from Lithuania. Known in written documents from the sixth and seventh centuries and used during the Northern crusades as a war horse. During this time the pony had a widespread population, but over time the breed almost became extinct three times. First, during the 1800s when agricultural work needed larger and stronger horses, the Zemaitukas was bred with...

Shagya Arabian
2014-05-27 14:46:36

The Shagya Arabian is a breed of horse that was developed in Hungary in the nineteenth century. Horses of this breed were bred at the Bábolna, Mezőhegyes, Piber, Radautz, and Topolcianky stud farms, which produced many horses by crossbreeding Arabians with part-Arabian horses, as well as Lipizzan and Thoroughbred horses. These horses were once referred to as Arabian race horses, which meant...

Timor Pony
2014-05-27 11:55:48

The Timor is a breed of pony developed on Timor Island, Indonesia. Its origin is most likely from Indian breeds imported to the island. A close relative to the Timor is the Flores Pony developed on the nearby Flores Island. The local people used both breeds as working cattle ponies, for riding, driving and light farming. Many ponies have been exported to Australia to be bred and enhance the...

Tibetan Pony
2014-05-27 11:13:01

The Tibetan Pony is a breed of pony native to Tibet, once believed to be bred from ancient Mongolian stock and other Chinese breeds. Horses have been kept by wealthy locals and farmers in Tibet, as well as by the Dalai Lama and other religious figures. Some Tibetan ponies were gifts to Chinese Emperors during the Ming and Tang dynasties. They were also traded for tea from the southern...

Selle Franais
2014-05-26 13:45:30

The Selle Français is a breed of sport horse that was developed in France. In the nineteenth century, it was popular to develop half-breed horses, especially crosses between Thoroughbreds and native mares that were used for driving or military purposes. Many of these crosses, including the Anglo-Norman,were named after the region that they were developed in. All of the half-breeds were merged...

Schleswig Horse
2014-05-26 13:38:43

The Schleswig horse is a breed of draught horse that was developed in northern Germany in the late nineteenth century. It was developed when the breeding association in Schleswig Holstein separated the breeds within the draught and warmblood classifications. In 1891 the Schleswiger Horse Breeders Society was established in order to preserve the breed, which had undergone several temporary...

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