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Irish Hobby Horse

Country of Origin: Ireland

Irish Hobby Horse


The Irish Hobby Horse is an extinct breed that came from the British Isles sometime before the 13th century. These bloodlines were the foundation for a number of modern Irish breeds like the Connemara Pony & the Irish Draught.


It is believed that mares of Irish Hobby breeding may have come from animals native to the British Isles which were the foundation for the English Thoroughbred.

Known for their great speed & stamina these animals were used as war mounts throughout the Middle Ages & their name is where the term Hobby Horse comes from.

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Country of Origin: Ireland |
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