Borneo Pony, Bose Pony , Bosnian Pony , Boulonnais, Borneo Pony, Belgian Draft , Brandenburger, Brazilian Pony and Brazilian Sport Horse
The Borneo Pony is generally owned solely by the wealthier classes, and are used for draught work and saddle.
This breed is a pony breed found in Banjermasin and Sarawok, British Northern Borneo, and especially in the district of Ternpasak on the Northwest coast of Borneo. They were bred from stock which was introduced to the Sulu Archipeligo by Europeans & are still fairly common.
Average height barely 12 hands Hardy & resistant
Head is lovely with a straight profile Eyes are kind & ears are long Neck is short & straight Back is short & strong Croup is rounded Legs are hardy Hooves are tiny & strong
Enhancing other bloodlines Racing Pleasure Showing
The Bose Pony is a domestic breed from the Bose and Hechi Prefecture-Guangxizhuang Autonomous Region of China. There were around 200,000 of this breed in the area in 1980!
Average height 11.1 – 11.2 hands
Head is dry, straight & slightly weighty Profile is concave & jaw is wide Ears are small & alert Neck is moderately long and withers are moderate Back is short & croup is rounded Mane & tail are bushy but thin Legs are short, strong with good joints Hooves are firm
The Boulonnais is one of the most elegant of all of the draft breeds, known for their milky white coat and luxurious mane and tail, they have unmistakable characteristics. Their blood is often used to improve the stock of other draft breeds.
Found in the Boulogne District of France, this breed is thought to come from the animals imported by Julius Ceasar prior to invading Britain.
Later, during the Spanish occupation of the area a great deal of Asian, Barb,Arabian and Andalusian blood influenced their breeding.
During the World Wars their numbers shrank considerably and today the government controls the breeding programs to preserve the breed.
In the 18th century it was more common to find bay and black within the breed, however as numbers decline the dominant grey gene has made other colors rare.
Two Types Larg Boulonnais (Maree) – Very large Fish Cart Horse (Mareyeuse or Mareyeur)- very rare, smaller
Average height 15.1 – 16.3 hands Registered animals will bear an anchor brand on the left side of their neck
Head is short and elegant with a wide forehead Neck is thick and muscular Mane is very thick Chest is wide back is straight Legs are strong and solid with clean joints
The Belgian Draft is not only one of the strongest draft breeds, but this breed has also held the world record for the tallest and the largest horses in the world.
Said to be the most direct descendants of the “Great Horse” of medieval times, the Belgian draft horse was the animal who carried knights onto the battlefield. Most draft breeds today carry Belgian lineage in their bloodlines.
Trough the years many of the purebred studs have been shown and exported to countries all over Europe to enhance draft bloodlines. The official studbook was established in 1885.
Until the beginning of the 20th century there were three types, although they varied little in confirmation. The Big Horse of the Dendre The Colossal Horse of Mehaigne The Grey Horse of Nivelles
After WWII the need for draft horses declined on a global scale the the Belgian Draft numbers decreased.
Recently there has been a boom of interest in America for this heavy draft breed, although the American bloodlines differ considerably from the original stock. They are taller, more refined and are almost invariably chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail.
From 15.3 – 17.3 hands Built solid for hard work Exceptionally strong and hardworking
Head is light and square, profile is straight or slightly concave Neck is short and muscular Back is short and broad Body is deep and short Legs are strong, lean and sound with some feathering
The Brandenburger is a sub-population of the German saddle horse and bred to be an all-around under saddle mount.
Breeding began in 1787 with the hopes of creating a warmblood that was heavy enough to work and light enough to pull carriages. The foundation started withOldenburg, English Halfbred, Asian horses and Thoroughbred bloodlines.
The Warmblood Breeding Society was created in 1922 in order to produce horses for farmers and agricultural work at which point Hanovarian blood was used to improve stock.
Average height 16 – 17.2 hands
Head is handsome and well-set Back is medium in length and chest is deep Legs are thick and stocky Hooves are large and strong
The Brazilian Pony is a small scale individual that was developed to stimulate interest in diverse sporting activities for children.
The breed was developed from the tough Scottish Ponies, the fine Falabella from Argentina, with influence from animals from Uruguay and Paraguay. For awhile cross-breeding with American ponies was tried, but the size of ponies from America were larger than was desired, so the breeding was discontinued.
Today Brazilian Ponies are popular as pets.
Average height 8.3 – 9.8 hands Bred for perfect horse confirmation Height at the hindquarters is not to exceed the height at the withers by more than .02 cm
Head is triangular with straight or slightly concave profile Ears are small, mobile and directed upward Eyes are remote & expressive Neck is muscular, proportional & well-defined Mane & tail are abundant & silky Chest is deep, wide & muscular Back is short & straight Legs are medium in length & well-defined
A newly developed breed in Brazil, the Brazilian Sport Horses (Brasileiro de Hipismo) are popular in the US and Europe and have successfully completed recent Olympic Games.
This breed was developed in 1970 specifically for competition, allowing Brazil to use the bloodlines of the Criollo horse combined with Anglo-Argentine and Trakehner breeds. The result is a sport horse with a solid work ethic and tireless ability.