Andravida Horse – Breed of the Week

Andravida Horse

Image from yuki cat

The Andravida horse is a rare light draft breed that comes from the region of Ilia in Greece. Traditionally the Andravida has not been bred outside of this region, a largely contributing factor to their low numbers today.

Their ancestors were heavier animals and used by the Greek for war mounts dating back as far as the 7th century B.C.

Refinement

Much later, during the 13th-15th centuries Arabian blood was infused into the breed, which created the lighter animal known today.

Know More About the Andravida?

Due to their physical isolation and rare status it was difficult to find information about this breed, if you know more about or have pictures of the Andravida breed I’d love to hear from you. As always I’ll gladly provide credit and links to anyone who wishes to contribute.

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