Basque Mountain Horse

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For Basque pony, see Pottok.
Basque Mountain Horse
Basque Mountain Horse mares
Alternative names Basque: Euskal Herriko Mendiko Zaldia, Spanish: Caballo de Monte del País Vasco
Country of origin Spain, France
Breed standards
MAGRAMA (Spain) Breed standards
Equus ferus caballus

The Basque Mountain Horse (Spanish: Caballo de Monte del País Vasco, Basque: Euskal Herriko Mendiko Zaldia) is a breed of horse from the Basque Country of Spain and France. It is listed in the Catálogo Oficial de Razas de Ganado de España, the official catalogue of livestock breeds of Spain, in the group of autochthonous breeds in danger of extinction.[1] The breed standard of the "Euskal Herriko Mendiko Zaldia / Caballo de Monte del País Vasco" was officially approved on 21 July 1999, and published in the Boletín Oficial del País Vasco, the official bulletin of the Basque Country.[2]

At the end of 2013 the total number of breeding animals recorded in the herdbook was 4556.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raza equino caballar Caballo de Monte del País Vasco: Datos Generales (in Spanish). Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino. Archived 13 June 2014.
  2. ^ Miguel Fernández Rodríguez, Mariano Gómez Fernández, Juan Vicente Delgado Bermejo, Silvia Adán Belmonte, Miguel Jiménez Cabras (eds.) (2009). Guía de campo de las razas autóctonas españolas (in Spanish). Madrid: Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino. ISBN 9788449109461. p. 459–60.
  3. ^ Raza equino caballar Caballo de Monte del País Vasco: Datos Censales (in Spanish). Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino. Archived 13 June 2014.

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