Warmblood horses

Swiss warmblood horses are otherwise known as the Einsiedler, that stands around 15.2 – 16.2hh, and their coat may be of any solid colour. Pinto and appaloosa are not accepted.

Swiss Warm bloods were founded in the 11th century by the Swiss Monks.

The base was improved in the 1960’s with Anglo-Norman, Thoroughbred, Swedish and German blood to produce a powerful, scopey horse with good paces.

Thoroughbred blood was used to refine and develop the breed, thus the breed was also known as the “Half-blood”.

The modern Einsiedler has a well-proportioned head with a straight or slightly convex profile. The chest is broad and deep, slightly sloping long shoulders and croup.

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They have prominent withers, a straight back,compact body.

It has strong legs, well-defined tendons and good joints. Short cannons below large, flat knees.

There is a strict registration and breeding selection process for all Swiss horse Warm bloods.

The mares are tested at 3yrs of age for registration.

Both the dam and sire (parents) must be registered as half-breeds.

Stallions are put through their paces at 3 ½ yrs and 5yrs old.

They are tested for their natural ability in jumping, cross-country, driving and dressage.

Both parents must have proven performance ability.

What is an open studbook policy?

Open stud book policies separate most warmbloods from true "breeds" such as Thoroughbreds,Arabians,Percherons,Morgans,which have a closed stud book and require two purebred parents.

Instead, most warmblood registries accept breeding stock from other similar populations to continuously improve their own horses, and do not consider their own horses to be a discrete "breed".

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