Established in the Nigerian north regions, the Bhirum Pony
is a breed of dwarf horses.
Bred and raised in various regions such as Darjeeling, Sikkim,
Bhutan, and Nepal, the Bhotia Pony, is a pack and riding horse.
The Bhotia Pony is comparable, though less broad than the
Tibetan Pony. Distinct color characteristics are generally
bay or a white-gray color.
BLACK FOREST HORSE
The Black Forest horse, also known as Schwarzwalder Fuchs,
is originally from the southern Germany tow of Baden-Wurttemberg.
The Black Forest is located within this town and thus derives
the name of the horse. The Black Forest horse is often compared
to a smaller version of the Noriker or a larger version of
the Haflinger. Typically used as forest horses in a region
of intense hills or farming, this horse is also used for riding
and as a coach horse as well.
Those who have contact with the Black Forest Horse typically
describes them as long lived, high in fertility, excellent
character, lively, and nimble. The horse comes in the colors
of dark silver and sorrel, with light colored tails and manes.
They weigh around 500 kilograms and stand about 153 to 160
Popularity of the Black Forest horse continues to rise in
the year 1999, there were 45 registered stallions and 700
The Boer Horse has a long and colorful history. The development
and growth of this breed of horse was in connection to the
development and growth of white settlers in Southern Africa.
In reality, the history of this breed and its development
has been attributed to three different phases.
The first phase began in the Cape. In 1652 Jan van Riebeeck
arrived and this pahses ends in 1836 when the Great Trek began.
This phase begins when the horses were imported to the cape
The second phase began at the end of the first, with the
Great Trek in 1836 to the Boer War start in 1899. This was
when different breeds of horses were introduced into not only
the cape, but the republics as well. This is where we begin
to see some strong Boer Horse influence, as the result of
different horse types breeding.
After the Boer War all the way into the present day, the
Boer Horse was seen as a mobile, hardy horse with strong stamina.
They were able to perform even unde difficult conditions.
Originating in France, the Breton Horse is typically useful
for farming and heavy draft work. This magnificent horse is
anywhere between 15 and 16 h.h. This history of the Breton
is voiced with many different opinions. Some will testify
that the Breton breed dates as far back as 4,000 years. This
being when the breed was introduced to Europe by migrants
from Asia. Other people will testify that the breed dates
to the Celtic Warrior time, being a descendent from smaller
Celtic warriors likely had some form of steppe horse that
were typically bred within the Breton Mountains, then during
the Crusades, breeding occurred between Oriental mares and
stallions, which then produced the Bidet Breton. The middle
ages saw the existence of the Roussin and Sommier, both Breton
Thanks to the amble, brisk trot, and comfortable gait, the
Bidet Breton horse was extremely popular during Middle Aged
times. Today, there are three specific types of the Breton
breed, these being the Small Breton Draft Horse, The Breton
Draft Horse, and the Postier Breton. The small draft horse
is typically smaller than the ancient Breton, but more closely
related, as well as enduring and hardy. The Breton Draft,
has more bulk and much heaving, having a strong muscular makeup.
The Postier Breton is the same size as the draft horse, though
more distinguished and beautiful.
Typically, Bretons are put to use as seaweed gatherers or
on small farms.
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