Combined to Enhance
Both breeds bring unique characteristics to the Aegidienberger. Icelandic horses contribute their strength and ability to withstand the elements. The Paso provides size and a refined elegance to confirmation.
The resulting animal is also gifted with the tölt gait, one specific to Icelandic blood.
In the grand scheme of horse breeds, this one is just a baby. The first cross was bred by Walter Feldman and Aegidienberger was officially recognized as a breed in 1994.
A Rare Baby
Although they are an official breed, their numbers remain very small. The cross is found mainly in Germany where they love the bold look of the Paso but need an animal hardy enough to withstand difficult terrain and cold weather.
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