Another very rare member of the equine family is the Abtenauer, the smallest variation of the Noriker horse. Mountain horses through and through, this breed is a beautifully built light draft known for their easy flowing trot.
A Lovely Light Draft
Perfectly suited to their mountain habitat, the Abtenauer possesses short strong legs and a low center of gravity which give them an amazing sense of balance.
Their bloodlines are relatively pure because they are bred in the isolated valley of Abtenau.
Mares and their foals spend their summers roaming Alpine meadows, fed salt once a week to keep them from becoming too wild.
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