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Name of breed: Pottok or Pottoka Country of origin: Basque Country in France and Spain Breed origin: Considered an ancient breed of horse, the Pottok is now endangered, due mainly to habitat loss, increasing mechanisation and cross breeding. Considered iconic by the Basque people in France and Spain, there are many differing accounts on the […]

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They’re the four-legged ambassadors for an international brewery giant and have been carting beer along the streets of the Danish capital of Copenhagen every day for the past one hundred and sixty-six years. I’m talking about the beautiful and rare Jutland horses who are essentially, Carlsberg beer’s most faithful business partner. At a time when […]

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**UPDATE February 2018** – Since writing this blog post, the wonderful Lissy has moved to London with her husband to work for Flight Centre from there. We are now working with another wonderful agent from Flight Centre here in Australia – Yasemin. Click here to find out more about her. Well globetrotters, it’s time to […]

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Name of breed: Jutland Horse Country of origin: Denmark Breed origin: Named after the Jutland Peninsula which forms the western part of the country of Denmark, the origins of the breed are not fully documented, although some evidence points to their ancestors being used by the Vikings during the early 9th century. The first mention […]

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Processions on horseback are traditional in many rural regions of Bavaria, Germany. At these festivals, the horses are all blessed in memory of the important contribution they made to agriculture in past times. Perhaps one of the most well known processions of its kind is Traunstein’s Easter horseback parade, the Georgiritt (St. George’s Day Horse […]

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Name of breed: Kathiawari Country of origin: India Breed origin: A breed of horse from the Kathiawar peninsula in Western India, the origins of the breed are unknown although it is closely related to the Marwari horses of Rajasthan. Originally bred as a desert war horse for use over long distances in terribly rough terrain and […]

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Name of breed: Sable Island Horse Country of origin: Sable Island (an island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada) Breed origin: The Sable Island horse is a type of wild horse found on Sable Island, an island located off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. Although popular legends claim that these horses swam ashore […]

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When Karena was just eleven, she already had an appetite for adventure on horseback, heading off on her own to explore trails even though she was meant to be part of a riding group. And even though this caused her a little bit of trouble, (i.e. a huge scolding from her mum for going off […]

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When it comes to pomp and ceremony, the Brits know how to do it right. The Royal Windsor Horse Show is one such display of grandeur and takes place in May each year in the Queen’s own backyard, Windsor Castle! First starting in 1943 to help raise funds for the war effort, the show has […]

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Name of breed: Kaimanawa Country of origin: New Zealand Breed origin: Kaimanawa horses are a population of feral or wild horses in New Zealand that are descended from domestic horses released from sheep stations and cavalry bases in the 19th and 20th centuries. It was in 1876 that the first wild horses were recorded in […]

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