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Hungarian Dun Horse

Country of Origin: Hungary

Hungarian Dun


In 1971 the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture & Nutrition decided they were going to preserve all of the native Hungarian breeds of livestock. One of the goals was to reestablish the aboriginal dun horse.


Initially they traveled the country to collect suitable breeding prospects. The ancient breed was considered essentially extinct, so guidelines for selection were loosely based on color. The animals collected ranged in type & confirmation however their coats were all in the dun color range.

It was not possible for them to regrow an extinct animal, however they were able to create a versatile horse that carried many similar traits. Today dun animals are bred at several farms in Hungary however rather than being their own breed they are considered a specially colored sport type animal.


Average height 15 – 16 hands

Traditional Colors

Dun with dark hooves and a dorsal stripe

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