Danish Horses

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Danish Horses


breeds of horses raised in Denmark—the Jutland and Frederiksborg breeds. The most common breed in Denmark is the Jutland breed (which is native to the Jutland Peninsula). It was produced by crossbreeding a local horse with English draft horses. The horse is large, massive, of loose constitution, with very shaggy extremities. Its height at the withers is 160–170 cm, chest circumference 200–210 cm, front cannon circumference 25–26 cm. The color is usually chestnut, more rarely bay or black. Its temperament is phlegmatic. The Jutland breed is used in harness for agricultural and transport work. The Frederiksborg breed was produced by crossbreeding Spanish and Neapolitan horses with pure-bred riding and Arabian breeds. The horse is large and harmoniously built. Height at the withers of stallions is 160— 162 cm, mares 158–160 cm. The color varies. It is used as a saddle horse or in harness; a light-duty type of Frederiksborg horse (Knabsdrupper) with tiger (dappled) coloring is used principally in circuses. Frederiksborg horses are also bred on the island of Sjaelland.


Rukovodstvo po razvedeniiu zhivotnykh, vol. 3, book I. Moscow. 1965. (Translated from German.)


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