Senne

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Senne
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Geography
Map showing the location of Senne
Map showing the location of Senne
The Senne in Nordrhein-Westfalen
Location Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Coordinates 51°51′N 8°47′E / 51.85°N 8.78°E / 51.85; 8.78Coordinates: 51°51′N 8°47′E / 51.85°N 8.78°E / 51.85; 8.78
Area 210 km2
Ecology
Ecosystem(s) moorland, sand dunes
Senner horses in the Moosheide nature reserve
Map of the Senne
Near Oerlinghausen, view towards the Teutoburger Forest

The Senne is a natural region of moorland and sand dunes in the Regierungsbezirk of Detmold, in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen in west-central Germany. It lies to the west of the Teutoburger Forest, and has an area of approximately 210 km2.[1] It lies between the cities of Bielefeld to the north-west, Detmold to the north-east, and Paderborn to the south.

Fauna[edit]

The region is the home of a critically-endangered breed of riding horse, the Senner, which is believed to be the oldest breed of riding horse in Germany, and is documented at least as far back as 1160.[2][3] It lived in feral herds in the moorlands and in the Teutoburger Forest to the east. In 1999, some were introduced to the Moosheide (de) nature reserve to assist in conservation grazing.[4]:502

References[edit]

  1. ^ 54006 Senne (in German). Bundesamt für Naturschutz. Accessed July 2017.
  2. ^ Senner (in German). Gesellschaft zur Erhaltung alter und gefährdeter Haustierrassen. Accessed July 2017.
  3. ^ Mathias Vogt (1995). Schwerpunkt - Pferde: Der Senner - die älteste Reitpferdezucht in Deutschland (in German). Gesellschaft zur Erhaltung alter und gefährdeter Haustierrassen. Accessed July 2017.
  4. ^ Valerie Porter, Lawrence Alderson, Stephen J.G. Hall, D. Phillip Sponenberg (2016). Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding (sixth edition). Wallingford: CABI. ISBN 9781780647944.