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Alt-Oldenburg Bright Bay Coat (left view)
Bright Bay Coat (left view)
Alt-Oldenburg Flaxen Chestnut Coat (normal view)
Flaxen Chestnut Coat (normal view)

Alt-Oldenburg Red Chocolate Chestnut Coat (front view)
Red Chocolate Chestnut Coat (front view)
Alt-Oldenburg Red Chocolate Chestnut Coat (right view)
Red Chocolate Chestnut Coat (right view)

The Alt-Oldenburg is the original, older form of the Oldenburg breed.

Regal roots:
In the 16th century, Johann XVI, the Count of Oldenburg, crossed his Friesian horse with Andalusians, Danish horses, Turkish horses, and Neopolitan horses, in an attempt to turn them into better war horses. His successor, Anton Gunther, crossed these new horses with a variety of European stallions, and turned them into carriage and riding horses, who are heavy yet elegant, and who excel in dressage.

The alt-Oldenburg:
Over the next centuries, the demand for strong farm horses outgrew the demand for elegant dressage horses, and Oldenburg horses were bred for their strength. Slowly, the breed became heavier, but maintained the shape and agility required for it to serve as a carriage horse. This newer, stronger type of the Oldenburg is known today as "alt-Oldenburg".

The alt-Oldenburg vs. the modern Oldenburg:
In today's standards, alt-Oldenburgs are heavier and less athletic than modern Oldenburgs, which in themselves were created by crossing alt-Oldenburgs with lighter and more athletic breeds, namely the Thoroughbred. As such, alt-Oldenburgs are rarer than modern Oldenburgs.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered alt-Oldenburgs in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 16.3-17.4, 16.8 (0.2), 0.04.
Sprint: 50-63, 57 (2), 0.48.

Accel: 0.90-1.09, 0.99 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 1.03-1.18, 1.10 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 5.32-5.52, 5.43 (0.05), 0.01.
Pull: 2.78-3.50, 3.12 (0.15), 0.03.

Turning: 55.36-66.62, 60.61 (2.58), 0.5.
Reverse: 2.6-3.2, 2.9 (0.1), 0.02.

Stamina: 48.65-53.32, 50.74 (1.08), 0.21.
Reaction: 0.76-0.85, 0.80 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Because alt-Oldenburgs weren't influenced by Thoroughbreds or other sport breeds, their color palette is smaller than that of the modern Oldenburg.

Colors: bay, black, brown, chestnut, and grey.

Additionals: flaxen, rabicano, sooty, tobiano, dark mane & tail.

Height: 16.1hh to 17.1hh.

(For more information, see the 'Oldenburg'.)
Alt-Oldenburg Bright Bay Coat
Bright Bay Coat
Alt-Oldenburg Red Chocolate Chestnut Coat
Red Chocolate Chestnut Coat


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