Oldenburg horses were developed in a small area near
surrounding the province of Oldenburg, Germany in the 16th
They horses are multi-talented horses commonly used in dressage, endurance
riding, general riding, hunting, and jumping activities.
Oldenburg horses were originally developed as a strong
carriage horse. They were developed from Spanish, Neopolitan, Barb, Thoroughbred,
and Hannoverian horses. The early Oldenburg horses were well-known for
consistency in conformation, great power, and their magnificent coal black
color. They were also famed for their kind character and extreme willingness to
work under saddle, in front of a carriage, or in the fields. However, as the
need for carriage horses dwindled, more Thoroughbred and Norman blood was
introduced, resulting in production of a excellent all-purpose saddle horse.