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Kaimanawa Horse

Country of Origin: New Zealand



The first horses were introduced to New Zealand in 1814 & by 1876 the first wild horses were recorded in the Kaimanawa mountains. The bloodlines of these feral animals was influenced by a number of other imported breeds.

Over the years these relatively small animals have grown in stature but due to the many different breed influences there is wide variety in the breed.


Average height 12.2 – 15 hands


Head is well proportioned
Ears are well set & alert
Neck is short & deep
Hooves are strong walled

Traditional Colors

All colors


Calm & inquisitive
Intelligent & adaptable

Helpful Links

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Kaimanawa Horse Breed Society
Kaimanawa Wild Horse Welfare Trust
Kaimanawa Wild Horse Preservation Society


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Country of Origin: New Zealand | Colors:
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