Swedish Ardennes Horses
Home | Press Room | Join Email List | Advertise | About Us | Contact Us | Sign InLivestock Of the World
Livestock
Breeds Of
Livestock Home
Alpacas
Alpacas
Bison
Bison
Cattle
Cattle
Chickens
Chickens
Dogs
Dogs
Donkeys
Donkey
Emus
Emus
Goats
Goats
Horses
Horses
Llamas
Llamas
Pigs
Pigs
Rabbits
Rabbits
Emus
Sheep
Turkeys
Turkeys
Yaks
Yaks
Yaks For Sale
Learn About

Horses
   About Horses
Horses for Sale At:
   Livestock Of America
   Livestock Of Canada




Sponsors


Ranch Website

About Swedish Ardennes HorsesAbout Swedish Ardennes Horses



Swedish Ardennes horses were developed in Sweden when the Count C.G. Wrangle brought large Ardennes horses to the country in 1872. By 1880 most parts of south and central Sweden had imported or crossed Ardennes. These heavier horses were bred with the horse of the Swedish countryside. The resulting horse was very mobile and marked by longevity. So successful was the breeding effort that a stud book was opened in 1901.    

For years, the wild horse population of Sweden was indiscriminately crossed with other imported breeds. Even when studs began focusing their breeding efforts, however, horses were chosen more for their outer looks than well examined conformation standards. By 1874, this had all changed and examinations were required for a horse of Swedish Warmblood, Swedish Ardennes, and North Swedish Horse stock to be entered into a stud book.  

They stand around 15 to 16 hands high; they are a medium built heavy draft breed. Although not exactly distinguished, the horse more than makes up for this lack through their good health, longevity, and sweet temper. Their head is heavy with a smallish eye. Their neck is short and thick. Their back is short, their chest wide, and their shoulders are well muscled.

Horses for Sale

View Horses for Sale At

www.livestockofamerica.com/Horses/


www.livestockofCanada.com/Horses/
Livestock Of The World