Black Forest Horse
Also called Schwarzwälder Kaltblut, St. Märgener, and Wälderpferd, the Black Forest Horse is a small, tough draft breed with a high fertility rate and a long life span.
In 1896 an association was formed to standardize and document the breed, it was established that only Belgian draft blood would be added to increase size. However many locals continued to use native stallions, wanting to preserve the characteristics they found valuable on their farms. During WWI the authorities realized that the Belgians were not suiting the needs of the locals and the studbook was opened to local stock.
Average height 14.2 – 15.3 hands
Nimble and lively
Short, refined head with small ears and large eyes
Short, muscular neck
Shoulders are powerful but not too bulky
Broad, deep chest
Legs are trim and strong with little feathering
Good natured and gentle
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