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Knabstrup

Knabstrup
origin:Denmark
life expectancy:20 to 35 years
scientific name:E. caballus
family:Equidae
height:152 to 155 cm
Temperament: Warmbloodconservation: secureSaddleOlympic Games/Dressage/Show jumping
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History [ edit ]

The Knabstrup is a popular horse thanks to his coloration. The most famous is the leopard, white with dark spots.

Originally from Denmark, it is unusual for a European horse to have these patterns. Such colorations can be observed in the prehistoric paintings and this is why it is believed that the origins of the breed are ancient.

The Knabstrup was established in 1812, when the Major Villars Lunn purchased an Iberian mare for his estate Knabstrupgaard. The chestnut mare was bred with Fredricksborg, a palomino stud. The outcome was Flaebehingsten, a spotted horse that became the base for the Knabstrup breed.

The great popularity that the breed gained due to its coloration soon faded: the lack of diversity led to interbreeding; the horse started to be bred by color only and his other characteristics were neglected; and a fire at Knabstrupgaard that killed more than 20 of their top horses dictated the scarcity of the breed.

In 1971, Frede Nielsen added Appaloosa blood to the Knabstrup in an attempt to recuperate the former glory of the breed. More recently, the Thoroughbred was also called to help.

Still relatively rare, the leopard coated Knabstrup is highly prized. 
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Temperament [ edit ]

Intelligent and friendly, the Knabstrup is easy to teach. His natural gait is a plus once you can see past his leopard coat.
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Description [ edit ]

The head is large with small ears and wide nostrils. The body is long with strong legs. As in the majority of the spotted horses, the hair is sparse. There is some diversity in the physical characteristics of the Knabstrups but they seem to be of a good overall conformation.
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Color [ edit ]

The Knabstrup is usually white with dark spots of different sizes and shapes through the entire body.
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Uses [ edit ]

The Knabstrup is usually used has a saddle horse. His spotted pattern granted him a solid popularity in the circus.
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