Czech Warmblood Horse
The Czech Warmblood horse is native to the Czech Republic and is named by its country of origin. It is a horse breed that was nearly extinct during the Austria-Hungary Empire 1876-1918. The efforts of many breeders made the Czech Warmblood not only out of the endangered list, yet to be the most widespread breed in the Czech Republic.
The reason for this decline in the population number is the advent of machines and the use of these animals in World War II. During the 19th century, they were crossed with Spanish, Asian and Italian horses, as well with Hungarian Gidran, Nonius, and the Poland Przedswit bloodlines. Later German Warmblood horses, as the Oldenburger horse also influenced the Czech Warmblood breed.
Initially, the breed was bred for all purposes agriculture work, but today the breed refers more to competition horse breeds. They have an open stud book, in which breeds as Thoroughbred, Selle Francais, Arabian, and Anglo- Arabian are also mentioned. The Kladruby stud farm that is located in the same-named Czech village and besides being the home of the Kladruber horse breed, it also has a great role in the development of the Czech Warmblood horse.
The breeding programs intend to refine their horses and produce a large, correct horse that is versatile with admirable, elastic and easy movements, athletic qualities and excellent temperament.
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