Jump to: navigation, search


A Fouta in Saint-Louis, Senegal
Country of origin: Senegal
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

A Fouta, also known as a Foutanké, is a breed of light horse from Senegal in West Africa. It is a composite of the Fleuve and M'Bayar breeds.[1]

The M'Bayar is a pony breed from the Baol region of Senegal. It is thought to have evolved from the Barb. The M'Bayar is usually bay or chestnut in color.[2] The Fleuve is a light horse breed found in the Senegal area of western Africa. It was formed by crossing Barb horses with the local pony breed.[3]

While most Senegalese horses are relatively lightly built, owing to their common Arabian ancestry, there are some more heavily framed animals.[citation needed] These prove less stressed by the constant pulling of heavily laden carts.


  1. "Fouta". Oklahoma State University. Referenced March 31, 2008.
  2. "M'Bayar". Oklahoma State University. Referenced March 31, 2008.
  3. "Fleuve". Oklahoma State University. Referenced March 31, 2008.


Premier Equine Classifieds


Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...

The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...

Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...

That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...