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Groningen horses, alsornknown as Groningse Paard, are from The Netherlands.

Groningen horses are veryrnstrong and purposeful. They are also willing and reliable. Commonly, they are usedrnas a harness animal and for riding. They are mostly bred in black, browns, andrnbay colors, they are around 16 hands tall. They have a convex profile and havernvery muscular quarters. They are found in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium,rnAmsterdam, Groningen, and other lands around the North Sea.

In the beginning, they wererncreated to be used for farming purposes. Buy by the later part of thernnineteenth century; they were virtually extinct as their predecessor, the DutchrnWarmblood, grew closer to taking their spot in horse culture. It was down tornall one last Groningen named 'Baldewijn'. Local breeders began changing them byrnbreeding Baldewijn, and his progeny, with Oldenburg styles to create a morernabundant supply. They went on further to add Thoroughbred and Hanoverian linesrnadditionally. Currently, they are not thought of as extinct, but they are lowrnin numbers, falling somewhere just over three hundred in total currentlyrnliving.

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