Croatian Coldblood is a not very well-known breed, and as the name suggests it is native to Croatia.
To learn more about his rare breed, keep reading!
Croatian Coldblood Breed Info
Here are some of the key things you need to know about the Croatian Coldblood horse:
|Height (size)||14.3 – 15.3 hands high|
|Colors||Mostly bay or seal brown. Approximately 10-15% are black, and less than 10% are chestnut, gray or flaxen chestnut. Other colors are very rare.|
|Country of Origin||Croatia|
|Common Uses||They were formerly vital to the economy as draft animals in agriculture or forestry, but now their primary usage is in meat production. They are used also for general riding and in harness at local parades.|
Croatian Coldblood Facts & Information (Breed Profile)
Croatian Coldblood is a medium-heavy draft horse breed native to Croatia.
Beginning in the early part of the nineteenth century, local warmblood mares in central Croatia were bred with imported stallions of the Noriker breed to create the coldblooded breed we know today.
Later the blood of some other breeds was used like Ardennes, Brabant and Percheron.
In the last few decades, the Croatian Coldblood has been the most numerous horse breed in Croatia in general because the government gives incentives for their breeding even if they are sold off for meat production.
Today, This breed is not well known outside its homeland.
If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating breed, keep reading!
Obedient and gentle
The head is medium-sized and refined.
The ears are small, and eyes and nostrils are large.
The neck is medium-short, muscular and arched.
The chest is wide and deep.
The body is broad and muscular with powerful legs and broad hooves.
Mostly bay or seal brown.
Approximately 10-15% are black, and less than 10% are chestnut, gray or flaxen chestnut.
Other colors are very rare.
14.3 – 15.3 hands high
Up to 1,870 lbs (850 kg)
They were formerly vital to the economy as draft animals in agriculture or forestry, but now their primary usage is in meat production.
They are used also for general riding and in harness at local parades.
They adapt well to various conditions and climates
Country of Origin
Local warmblood mares, Noriker, Ardennes, Brabant, Percheron