There are two types of horses native to Albania, mountain horses (Mountain) & horses of the plains (Myzequea). Lack of proper breeding programs has allowed interbreeding between them to blur lines of distinction.
Albanian Horse horse blood lines probably originally come from a combination of Tarpan, Turkmenian & Mongolian animals, which later saw an infusion of Arabian blood during the Ottoman Empire. For the most part their breeding has been born of necessity by the local people & not centrally managed.
Making A New Name
Originally bred as animals of transport, the Albanian horse was reinvented in the 1990′s when an attempt was made to create stock better suited for agricultural work. The result was a boom in numbers & an overall improvement in the versatility of the breed itself.
Mountain 12.2 – 12.3 hands
Myzeqea 13 – 14.1 hands
Exceptionally strong for their size
Small & sturdy
High energy & endurance
Possess incredible agility & balance