Black Forest Horse
|Black Forest Horse|
Black Forest Horses
|Distinguishing features:||Small to medium sized draft horse breed, has a dark coat with flaxen mane and tail.|
|Alternative names:||Schwarzwälder Kaltblut; Black Forest cold blood|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
Features of the Black Forest Horse include a dark chestnut coat with a flaxen mane and tail, a short head, strong neck, well laid back shoulders, wide croup and expansive gaits. It stands from 14.2 to 15.3 hands high (148-160 cm) and weighs approximately 500 kg. It has very strong hooves and joints.
Developed in Germany, today a major center of breeding is the Marbach stud.
- (German) Black forests cold blood - History and Stories, Volume I by Thomas Armbruster, Wolf Brodauf and Gerhard Schröder, Schillinger-Verlag, 2007 Freiburg, 196 pages, 301 illustrations, solid-bound ISBN 9783891553336