The Fleuve is a horse breed from Senegal, Africa. It was
developed from the crossing of a Barb with a local breed of
A descendant of the Fleuve and M'Bayar breeds, the Fouta
is found in Senegal, western Africa. It is a light horse breed.
The oldest breed of horse in Denmark, the Frederiksborg
breed can be traced all the way back in time to the horses
that came from the royal stud at Fredericksborg. In the 18th
century, the breed was known among the world's most famous
breed. Often used as a schooling horse, Frederiskborg is reliable
with an elegant appearance. Other breeds benefited from the
crossbreeding with Frederiksborg horses in the 17th, 18th
and 19th centuries.
When Frederiskborg horses were bred, the desired outcome
was the development of good riding horses and carriage pulling
horses. Many of the royal families used Frederiskborg horses
in teams of six to eight (and always of the same color to
keep up with appearances!) to pull their carriages.
The breed was so popular that they were exported all over
the world- but that only left a few of the breed in it's homeland
of Denmark. In 1839, with the stud having closed, private
breeders maintained the breed.
Frederiskborg horses are always chestnut colored, with a
light colored mane and tail. Many have white markings on their
face or legs.
FRENCH SADDLEBRED HORSE
Found throughout France, the French Saddlebred is considered
a light riding horse. The breed was developed in the 1950's,
from halfbreds such as Charentais, Charolais, Corlais, vendeen
FRENCH TROTTER HORSE
A fairly new breed, the French Trotter was developed from
the Norman Coach Horse with the bloodlines of American Trotter,
Thoroughbred, and Hackney breeds in the 20th century. French
Trotter horses are primarily found in the Normandy region
Among the oldest of the European domesticated breeds, the
Friesian breed is native to Netherlands, in the province of
Friesland. During World War I, the number of Friesian horses
dropped to just 3, and the breed was then rejuvenated by breeding
with Oldeburg horses. Friesian horses are used in circuses,
driving competitions, harness, and light agricultural work.
Friesian horses have long manes and tails that are never
cut- and sometimes they even grow long enough to touch the
ground. They are black horses, with some taking on a white
star marking on their foreheads. Due to their beauty, they
are often used as fine carriage horses, and have been exported
to other countries.
Introduced to the United States in 1958, the Galiceno has
been part of the New World since the Spanish conquistadors
took horses into the continent during the 16th century. The
breed is a descendent of the Galician breed of Spain and the
Guarrano breed of Portugal. When Hernando Cortes invated Mexico
in 1519, the Galiceno horse was among the first 16 horses
Galiceno horses are known and treasured for their beauty,
endurance, intelligent and smooth gait. They are cherished
to Mexican horse owners. The horses did not migrate north
as their mustang ancestors did, and only came to the United
States due to human importation.
Galiceno horses are small in size, and are usually used
for children's horses, although the breed is strong enough
to carry a man through rough country all day. The breed is
gentle natured and easily handled, another reason they are
used for children and family horses. Despite the Galiceno's
small size, they possess courage and stamina that many horses
of greater size are unable to match.
Unlike the other pony breeds, Galiceno horses have a natural
walk that is almost a run; and the breed possesses substance.
A beautiful horse, their head shows refinement and has pointed
ears, and lively eyes.
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