Fouta

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Fouta
A Fouta in Saint-Louis, Senegal
Country of origin Senegal
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.

References[edit]

  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.