Horse breeds: Freiberg

Horse breeds: Freiberg

Origins and attitudes

The Freiberg horse (or Franches-Montagnes) is originally from Switzerland. The history of this breed dates back to the late nineteenth century. It comes from the Pure English Blood and from the Anglo-Norman. A certain contribution would also have come from the Ardennese and Arabic.
In the breed there are two versions, one with greater muscle development, the other of a light type suitable for country riding.
Heavy and saddle draft horse, currently used in equestrian tourism. Resistant, early and versatile.
Today it is bred in Switzerland, Italy and other European countries.

Morphological characters

Type: mesomorphic.
Cloaks: bay and chestnut.
Height at the withers: 150 - 158 cm.
Weight: 550 - 650 kg.
Well proportioned head, pronounced jaws, rectilinear front-nasal profile, small ears.
The neck is muscular, arched and broad-based.
Wide and pronounced withers; backbone supported and strong kidneys; the croup is slightly oblique, the thorax broad and deep, the rounded abdomen and the shoulder rightly inclined.
The limbs are short and dry with good joints and resistant hoof.
Docile, energetic and willing character.

Foals and Freiberg horses (or Franches-Montagnes) grazing

Freiberg horse (or Franches-Montagnes)

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