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Gelderland Horse

Country of Origin: Netherlands

Gelderland Horse

Intro

Also called the Gelderlander, the Gelderland comes from the Gelderland province in Holland, however they have not been officially bred since the late 1960′s & their lineage was absorbed into the Dutch Warmblood.

Origins

This is a breed that comes from the careful breeding of a variety of northern & western European types to native Gelderland mares. The resulting animal proved to be an elegant carriage horse that also had natural jumping talent. All of these traits they have passed along to the Warmblood bloodlines.

Features

Average height 15.2 – 16 hands

Physique

Head is long & flat with a straight profile
Eyes are well set & expressive
Neck is shapely, muscular & often arched
Back is straight & long
Tail is high set
Chest is full & deep
Shoulder is sloped & long
Legs are long & strong with broad joints
Hooves are broad & strong

Traditional Colors

chestnut | grey | bay | black | occasional skewbald pinto

Temperament

Well mannered & high energy
Docile & eager to please

Gelderland Horse

Use

Carriage horse
light agriculture
Riding horse
Transportation
Show horse

Gelderland Horse Products

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