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Name of breed: Estonian Horse Country of origin: Estonia Breed origin: The Estonian Horse is from the small country of Estonia on the shores of the Baltic Sea, south of Finland. The breed was once known as the Klepper with records that date back many years; the breed was mentioned as far back as the […]

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Name of breed: Comtois Country of origin: France Breed origin: The Comtois breed originates from the mountainous region of France adjacent to Burgundy. This is a seriously old horse breed and supposedly descended from horses brought by the Burgundians to France from northern Germany during the 4th century. The breed was bred with others as […]

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Name of breed: American Miniature Horse Country of origin: United States Breed origin: The American Miniature horse was first imported into America in 1888 and is thought to be from a cross of different mine horses from England and the Netherlands. It is thought that the miniature horse also drew its small size from the […]

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Name of breed: Namib Desert Horse or Namib Wild Horse Country of origin: Namibia, Africa Breed origin: The origin of the Namib Desert Horse is unclear although there are several theories on how they came to be; a genetics test was performed but it did not verify the origins. The most plausible theory is that […]

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Name of breed: Freiberger or Franches-Montagnes Country of origin: Switzerland Breed origin: The Freiberger breed originates from the hillside Jura region of western Switzerland that lies on the French border. Whilst it was first bred as a mountain horse on the small farms in the region, it has since been moved to the Swiss National […]

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Name of breed: Marismeño Country of origin: Spain Breed origin: The Marismeño is an endangered native horse from the marshlands of the Guadalquivir River, which flows mostly in the southwestern area of Spain in Andalusia. They originated from the primitive horse that used to live in the wetlands and was first crossed with horse breeds from […]

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Name of breed: Dole Trotter, Dole Gudbrandsdal, Dølahest or Dole Country of origin: Norway Breed origin: The heavy Dole is thought to originate from Gudbrandsdal (hence the name) and can be found in a valley in central Norway where they are one of the oldest breeds of horses. It is likely that this harness breed […]

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Name of breed: Hanoverian Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: The King of England, George II established the dashing Hanoverian breed in 1735 in Celle, Lower Saxony. The aim of creating such a breed was to provide stud horses for local farmers and their mares to breed with for more stock. What is interesting about […]

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Name of breed: Appaloosa Country of origin: North America Breed origin: There have been several theories as to where the Appaloosa originated from as many thought that the Spanish Conquistadors brought the horse to the Americas in the late 15th or early 16th centuries. However, one theory suggests that they had already been there. The […]

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Name of breed: Westphalian Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: The Westphalian horse breed was bred at Warendorf Stud in 1826 and their mission was to produce a useful riding horse for all disciplines. Even though this breed is very similar to the Hanoverian, they have differences in their structure and temperament. The horses from […]

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