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Hucul Carpathian Pony
2007-07-16 15:06:02

The Hucul or Carpathian Pony is a breed of draft horse that was originally found in the Carpathian Mountains. The Hucul is considered the most direct descendant of the now extinct Tarpan. It is named after the small ethnic group of Hutsuls. However, the horse breed is much older than the Hutsul people. This heavy horse possesses great endurance and hardiness. They are usually calm and are...

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