Groningen Horse

Groningen Horse

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Groningen Horse is a Dutch horse breed developed for light draft and agricultural work. It is closely related to heavy warmblood breeds like the East Friesian and Alt-Oldenburger. The breed was nearly lost in the mid-20th century because a significant number of mares were used for crossbreeding to create the Dutch Warmblood, leaving few purebreds. The Groningen shares much of its initial foundation with the Friesian, East Friesian and Alt-Oldenburger, and Holsteiner: small native farm horses and medieval destriers were influenced by popular Spanish, Neapolitan, and Arabian horses in the 17th and 18th centuries. Horses like England's Cleveland Bay were also utilized, producing a horse that was tall by the standards of the day, as well as reasonably elegant with deep, wide haunches and a thick, high-set neck.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6133993774
  • 9786133993778