About Groningen Horses
Groningen horses, also known as Groningse Paard, are from
Groningen horses are very strong and purposeful. They are
also willing and reliable. Commonly, they are used as a harness animal and for
riding. They are mostly bred in black, browns, and bay colors, they are around
16 hands tall. They have a convex profile and have very muscular quarters. They
are found in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Amsterdam, Groningen, and other
lands around the North Sea.
In the beginning, they were created to be used for farming
purposes. Buy by the later part of the nineteenth century; they were virtually
extinct as their predecessor, the Dutch Warmblood, grew closer to taking their
spot in horse culture. It was down to all one last Groningen named 'Baldewijn'.
Local breeders began changing them by breeding Baldewijn, and his progeny, with
Oldenburg styles to create a more abundant supply. They went on further to add
Thoroughbred and Hanoverian lines additionally. Currently, they are not thought
of as extinct, but they are low in numbers, falling somewhere just over three
hundred in total currently living.