Basque Mountain Horse


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Basque Mountain Horse

is one of our selected horse games which can be played for free at horse-games.org. It has been played 4803 times and has been rated from administrators of horse-games.org with 4.55 stars out of 5. If you like this kind of games you are welcome to play other amazing games in horse breeds category. The chest is broad, back is long, and croup is short and sloping with a thick tale. Legs are slim, but strong and hooves are small, black and sturdy. The average height is between 11.1-14.2 hands and weighs between 300-350 kg. One of the most distinctive features of the breed is its winter fur that can reach up to 10 cm in length on young horse.

The most common coat color of the breed is bay variations, but shades of black and brown can appear in Pottok herds, as well as pinto, but never gray. The period of maturity comes quickly, so fillies are fertile at age 2, usually mating at age 3 and giving birth at age 4. These semi-feral horses live in small territorial herds with 10-30 mares. They are shy and able to predict weather conditions. In winter they are broken up in smaller groups of 5-10 horses while in spring they reunite.

In the past, they were ideal as smugglers for transporting goods or persons, because of their adaptation to mountain life and coloration. They were and still are popular as circus horses and as children`s mounts. In the early 1900s, they were used as pit ponies for work in French and British mines. The influence of Arabian and Welsh pony blood made them good as riding and competition horses. They are shown at agriculture shows and town festivals. . So do not go anywhere, stay on horse-games.org and play thousand of free horse, pony and other animal games.