Video: Rhine Half-blooded Horse
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The Rhenish warmblood horse is a young breed of riding horses bred at a national stud farm in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) in the 1970s from the already existing heavier working breeds. The purpose of the breeding was a riding horse suitable for anyone.
At the beginning of the 19th century, the Rhine-German horse, created on the basis of the Belgian Brabancon, was considered the best German heavy draft horse. These horses were very popular with farmers in the Rhine, Westphalia and Saxony regions. With the advent of mechanization, the demand for all draft breeds has dropped significantly.
In the 1970s, a program to raise light horses for riding was launched, which generated growing interest in the country as equestrian sports gained more media attention at the time. The newer, lighter Rhine mares were crossed with thoroughbred riding, Trakehner and Hanoverian stallions.
The Rhine half-blooded is a balanced, reliable and hardy horse with charisma and grace. Its wide stride, balanced and friendly character make it a versatile sport horse not only for experienced riders, but also for beginners. These horses are active and energetic when needed.
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Currently, Rhine horses are used in sports (show jumping, dressage), in light harness (carriages, carts) and horseback riding.
Height at withers is from 160 to 170 cm. The color is varied.
Build: noble, dry head with a straight profile; long, muscular, well-set neck; oblique shoulder; long withers; strong back; deep body; muscular, slightly sloping croup; well developed hips; long limbs.
In 2006, 2,893 Rhine half-bred horses were registered in Germany.
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