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Black Forest Horse
Black Forest Horses
||Small to medium sized draft horse breed, has a dark coat with flaxen mane and tail.
||Schwarzwälder Kaltblut; Black Forest cold blood
|Country of origin
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
The Black Forest Horse, also called the Black Forest cold blood or Schwarzwälder Kaltblut, is a rare draft horse breed originating in southern Germany.
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 (hindquarters) 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.
Breed history 
Developed in Germany, today a major center of breeding is the Marbach stud.
Black Forest Horses were originally used for work in the forest and pulling carriages and carts. They are good-natured and gentle and recently have become popular riding horses.
Further reading 
- (German) Black Forest Cold Bloods - History and Stories, Volume I by Thomas Armbruster, Wolf Brodauf and Gerhard Schröder, Schillinger-Verlag, 2007 Freiburg, ISBN 978-3-89155-333-6
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