Meet the beautiful black German horses, an endangered horse breed that you can’t help but admire for its beauty.
Its thick, golden mane contrasts beautifully with its dark chestnut coat. Prepare to fall in love with this light draft breed that has evolved over ages in southwest Germany’s the Black Forest.
The German people have been relying on horses for over 600 years despite being an endangered breed.
The Black Forest horses have first documented since the 15th century in the archives of the Abbey at St. Peter in the Black Forest region.
These cold-blooded horses are less powerful than your large draft horse breeds but are robust, strong, and capable.
The Black Forest Horse usually weighs between 1,250 to 1,400 pounds. Mares range in size from 14.3 to 16.0 hands, while stallions range from 15.1 to 16.0 hands.
Black Forest horses are strong but also have a lot of patience and a gentle demeanor.
They’re an excellent alternative for new and inexperienced horse owners.
These beautiful horses are often used for driving, but they’re also used for pleasure activities like carriage rides.
Schwarzwälder Füchs, Schwarzwälder Kaltblut, Wälder Horse, and Saint Märgener are some of the other names for these horses. There were 88 stallions and 1,067 mares recorded in the horse population in 2017.
Fortunately, these horses are said to have a very high reproductive rate. And, thanks to carefully bred, their numbers are expected to increase in the near future.
Many people are dedicated to increasing the breeding number in order to ensure that they will never go extinct.
A German group was formed in 1896 to preserve and maintain this rare breed horse.
This gorgeous breed was regulated and documented by the organization, which stipulated that only Belgian draft blood may be used in breeding to improve the horse’s size.
These beautiful and elegant horses are often called the “Pearls” of the Black Forest by Black Forest farmers, and it’s easy to see why.