Monday, 26 March 2012

German horse breeds

The horse had always an important position in Germany.  Horse riding is a wonderful hobby. It enjoys great popularity in Germany, where at least 1.6 million people are riding, carriage riding or breeding.
The German saddle horse is not a horse breed but it is the category for warmblood horses which are bred in Germany like for example the Bavarian Warmblood, German Warmblood, Hanoverian, Holsteiner, Warmblood Mecklenburg, Oldenburg horse, Rhine Warmblood, Senner horse, Trakehner, Westfalen horse, Wurttemberg Warmblood, Warmblood Zweibrücker. 

Oldenburg horse

 Rhine Warmblood

The breeding aim of a German saddle horse is to get a fertile, healthy and good-natured horse. Out of the many German horse breeds is the Hanoverian one of the most known breeds.

The Hanoverian
the Hanoverian is bred in Germany and is one of the oldest, most common, and most successful of the warmbloods. It is mainly used for dressage, show jumping, eventing, show hunters, and leisure riding. Hanoverian horses are elegant, strong and robust and a very successful horse in the Olympic Games. The top Hanoverian-branded international dressage horses are Salinero, Satchmo 78, Sunrise, Bonaparte 67, Brentina, and Wansuela Suerte. Since the Olympic Games in 1956 the Hanoverian has won 3 individual gold medals
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These three Hanoverian geldings (Elvis VA, Bonaparte, and Satchmo) made up the gold medal-winning dressage team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Pictures: Google images

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