The Cheju, a breed developed in the Province of Cheju located
in South Korea. When the Cheju first became a breed is something
of a mystery. Some people believe that it began in prehistoric
times, though this has not been backed with any official documentation.
Some documents verify the existence of the breed during the
times of the Korya dynasty.
The Cheju horse is a relatively small horse, in the pony
class, standing at only 11 h.h. However, even though it has
a small stature, it is still perfect for light draft and riding
purposes. The breed is extremely hardy, surviving severe winters,
even without adequate shelter. The Cheju has also proven resistant
to ticks and diseases.
Its small size does not adequately portray the strength
of the Cheju, it has the ability to haul around 230 pound
loads. Modern Cheju's are at risk of extinction. In fact,
the government of Korea has named the Cheju its 347th national
treasure. The colors of this breed vary widely. Predominantly
they can be found in colors of black, bay, or chestnut. It
is not unheard of to find the occasional Cheju in pinto, cream,
white, black, or grey colors.
CHILEAN CORRALERO HORSE
Of Spanish descendants , the Chilean Corralero was introduced
by Pedro de Valdivia, a Spanish conqueror in 1541. Though
several years earlier, Francisico Pizarro brought the breed
to Pedro, from Puru in 1514. The breed derives from the cross
breeding of the Spanish horses with the Valenzuelas and the
In the early 19th century, the first pure Chilean breed
was introduced, and towards the end of the 19th centure, the
first Chilean Corralero was developed. At one point, the Chilean
Corralero was used as castle workers. Now, you can find this
breed typically within the Chilean rodeo.
Distinguished is a word used to most often describe the
appearance of the Chilean Corralero. It is built specifically
for the work it is intended for. Its flat head, with its separated,
yet small ears, make the Chilean Corralero a breed of its
own. It also has its tail and mane is abundant, and they carry
a deep, broad chest. They generally stand anywhere between
1.40 meters and 1.43 meters. The Chilean Corralero is a strong
breed of horse, having the ability to press a bull weighing
Descending from the Assateague Island wild horses, the Chincoteague
Pony stands on average between twelve and thirteen hands.
This is attributed likely from the harsh environments they
endure and their poor diets. In some cases, if raised in a
structured environment and fed diets of high proteins, they
will reach full horse size.
There are two hers of the Chincoteague pony, one in the
Assateague area of Maryland, and the other in the Virginia
side. There are regulations set in place making the desired
herd size of no more than 150 Chincoteague ponies. Any more
than this, their environment and natural habitat begins to
erode, becoming less productive for the horses.
This is evident by the Chincoteague pony herd in Maryland,
which has reached to 165 horses in recent years. In fact,
it causes such devastation to the natural habitat to have
more than the herd of 150, they have begun using safe and
effective methods of birth control on the ponies, to prevent
expansion of the herd.
CLEVELAND BAY HORSE
The oldest and most treasured of all English Horses is the
Cleveland Bay, also known as the English Sporthorse. The Cleveland
Bay horse is most known for its pureblood characteristics.
Crossbreeding is not a tradition with owners, they want to
keep the pedigree line in tact, which for many can be traced
back centuries or more.
The Cleveland Bay horse is most noticed for its color, disposition,
soundness, size, stamina, and conformation. They can stand
at 17.2 hands, and may come in colors such as chestnut or
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