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Altmärkisches Kaltblut

Country of Origin: Germany

Altmärkisches Kaltblut Horse


Altmärkische Kaltblut (cold blood) is a medium sized draft breed that comes from Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. They are considered to be incredibly quiet & to have a pleasant in character.


The breed began in the 19th century with a foundation stock of Percheron, Belgian & Shire animals. The result was a versatile, genial animal with a good work ethic, gaining them instant recognition. The Altmärkische Kaltblut thrived until the early 20th century brought war, which took its toll on many draft breeds of Europe.

Modern Altmärkisches Kaltblut

Today this breed is very rare, with a remaining population of 120 mares & 20 stallions keeping the gene pool alive. There is an attempt to revive the breed using Belgian stallions that fit the characteristic performance phenotype.


Average height 15.2 – 16.1 hands


Striking head with straight profile & large eyes
Strong, well-positioned neck
Back is medium length & strong
Chest is deep with sloping shoulder
Croup is long & muscular
Tail is high set & wavy
Hooves are large & hard

Traditional Colors

All solid colors


Quiet & kind
Calm & willing



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