Jutland (Horse)

Jutland (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 Jutland horse is a draft horse breed originating from Denmark. The breed can be traced back to the 12th century, and ninth century images of Danish warriors show them on riding horses with similar characteristics. Although its early origins are not fully documented, it is thought that the Jutland was used by the Vikings as war horses during Roman times. They were a popular mount for knights during the Middle Ages, especially for use in jousting. Selection for the modern-day Jutland appears to have begun around 1850, when Suffolk Punch, Cleveland Bay, and Ardennes blood was crossebred on native bloodstock. The development of the breed was significantly influenced by a Suffolk Punch/Shire stallion named Oppenheim LXII, imported into Denmark in 1862. Six generations after Oppenheim, the founding stallion of the modern breed, Aldrup Menkedal, was foaled. Most Jutlands in existence today can be traced back to two of his sons, Hovding and Prins af Jylland. The Jutland resembles the Schleswig, another heavy draft breed with similar origins that was also influenced by Oppenheim LXII. It is also possible that the Jutland has been influenced by Yorkshire Coach Horse and Fredericksborg bl
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133994002
  • 9786133994003