KIGER MUSTANG HORSE
In 1977, in Lake County, Oregon- a herd of hourses that appeared
to have a strong Spanish heritage were brought in. All of
the horses in the mustang herd had zebra striped legs and
dorsal stripes. The Kiger Mustang has a barb head and average
weight of 750 pounds.
The Kiger Mustang was preserved. The found herd was split
into two groups, and measures were taken to be sure that no
other horse breeds were in the area where the horses were
Through the Adopt-a-horse program, many Kiger Mustangs have
been adopted and have shown that they have a willingness to
learn and are good workers.
Found in both southwest Chad and northern Cameroon, the Kirdi
Pony is used primarily as a horse for riding.
KISBER FELVER HORSE
Developed for the breeding of Thoroughbred horses, the Kisber
Felver was developed in Hungary. Many racing horses were produced
by the stud, including an unbeatable mare that is in the Guinness
Book of World Races for over 54 races. The Kisber Felver was
created over a hundred years ago from careful selection, and
a controlled breeding program to create the desirable sport
horse in conformation, movement, athletic ability and termperament.
World War I and II have left Hungary with nearly none of
their horses. There are Kisber Felver horses in the US from
public auctions in 1947 when a few people understood the value
of these horses and brought them to the states.
Kisber Felvers are able to perform in all horse disciplines,
and breeding aims to produce horses that are beautiful, have
great endurance, character and mental and physical balance.
They range in size from 15 to 17 hands.
A Japanese breed, the Kiso has inhabited Japan for at least
1,000 years. Their exact origin is not known, but it is believed
that they are descendants of the Mongolian horses of the grasslands
or the plateau horses of Central Asia.
Japan uses their horses for military purposes and for transportation
and agriculture. During the Meiji period, Japan was involved
in several wars against foreign countries. Kiso horses are
small in size, and the authorities discouraged purebred breeding
of Kiso- and encouraged cross breeding programs with larger
horses. Almost all Kiso stallians were castrated after World
War II by a governmental program.
The temperament of Kiso horses is similar to hat of Tarpan.
They have a similar appearance to the mongolian horse.
Kladruby horses are used to produce heavy carraige horses
for ceremonial four and six-in-hand tractions. The Kladruber
are warm blooded horses of Spanish and Italian origins, which
has adapted well to the climate found in Central Europe. They
are bred in black and white, and the population is heavily
inbred which makes it vulnerable.
Most Kladruby horses are now used for sport driving, and
both the black and white types have won in world championship,
four in hand driving events. There are only about 90 females
remaining (as of 1995), and is considered a very rare horse
The Vikings were known to use Knabstrup horses, the breed
originated in Denmark. The original size of Knabstrup horses
was around 14 hands. Their characteristics included tractable
temperament and high speed and endurance abilities.
Today's Knabstrup breeding is primarily done to preseve the
horse for a Danish riding horse, and the size doesn't matter.
Most breeds require their horses to be of a certain size,
which is one characteristic that makes the Knabstrup breed
unique. They are beautiful horses with spotted coats and can
have any number of color combinations. They are friendly and
calm, with great intelligence and a desire to learn. You'll
find Knabstrup horses in circuses.
The average height of a Knabstrup horse is 15 or 16 hands.
In the previous years, Knabstrup horses have ben used in
the cavalry, as riding and work horses, and as milkwagon horses.
Most uses of the breed in current times are for carriage horses
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