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Burmese Pony
2014-04-11 11:37:04

The Burmese Pony originated in Eastern Myanmar, formerly Burma. Another name associated with this pony is the Shan Pony and is still bred today by the local tribes. The Burmese most likely was bred from the Mongolian Horse along with other Eastern breeds and is similar to Bhutia, Spiti and Manipuri ponies. The Burmese is primarily bred for its versatility rather than looks. It stands up to...

Bosnian Pony
2014-04-10 11:54:02

The Bosnian Pony is a member of the Balkan breed of horse originating in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is believed to be bred from the Tarpan and Asian Wild Horse. The Bosnian is thought to have originated by the Turks during the Ottoman Empire by breeding ancient stock. As years passed the intervention of Tarpan in the bloodline resulted in the modern day Bosnian Pony. In the 1900s, Bosnian...

Boer Pony
2014-04-10 11:34:02

The Boer Pony was developed in South Africa in the nineteenth century. It was bred from the Cape Horse and other imported breeds such as Flemish, Hackney and Cleveland Bay. The Boer Pony is a rugged breed with great mobility and during the Boer Wars helped the Boers endure against the British for three years. Thousands of horses were lost during this time but, top breeder horses were hidden in...

2014-04-04 11:09:54

The Campolina is a breed of gaited horse that was developed by and named after Cassiano Campolina in 1870. He started the breed using a black mare of Barb ancestry and a pure bred Andalusian stallion, who produced a foal named Monarca. This horse is now considered to be the foundation stallion for the entire breed. The original herd was bred by using other breeds including the Clydesdale and...

Belgian Warmblood
2014-04-04 10:53:23

The Belgian warmblood is a breed of warmblood saddle horse that was developed in Belgium. This breed was developed using German Hanoverians and Holsteiners and jumping horses from the Netherlands and France. The Belgian Warmblood Studbook or BWP was created in 1955 and after fifty years acquired over 3,500 breeding mares. The breed is best known for its skill in jumping, which studies have...

Chilean Horse
2014-04-04 10:44:38

The Chilean horse, also known as the Chilean Corralero, is a breed of horse that originated in South America. This horse is the oldest registered breed in South America and the oldest breed of Iberian origin, as well as the oldest official breed of stock horse in the Western Hemisphere. It is thought that the breed was first developed in 1544 when Father Rodrigo González Marmolejo began...

2014-04-03 13:40:58

The Castillonnais, also known as the Cheval Ariègeois de Castillon, is a breed of horse that was developed in France. It is thought that this breed, like other horses that originated from the Pyrenees, is descended from horses that inspired paintings during the Magdalenian era. Eventually, Iberian and Oriental breeds were introduced to its bloodline. This breed was once used for a variety of...

Caspian Horse
2014-04-03 12:48:12

The Caspian horse is a breed of horse that was developed in Northern Iran. This breed is thought to be a descendant of high-quality horses that were used in the Persian Empire for running messages, driving purposes, and for hunting, among other purposes. Records about this horse were nonexistent after 700 AD, due to the destruction of libraries and monuments, so the breed was thought to be...

Canadian Horse
2014-04-03 12:38:23

The Canadian horse is a breed of horse that was developed in Canada during the late seventeenth century. This breed was developed using French light and draft horses as well as some Andalusians, Arabians, Normans, and other breeds. The horse was eventually given the nickname “the little iron horse” because of its ability to withstand grueling work conditions. Initially, foals were leased or...

2014-04-03 12:32:21

The Brumby is feral horse that is found roaming free in Australia, with the largest population located in the Northern Territory. This breed is descended from horses that were released or escaped confinement during the early days of settlement in Australia. There are many theories about the origin of its name including one that suggests it is derived from the Aboriginal word baroomby, which...

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