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Bosnian Chestnut Coat (left view)
Chestnut Coat (left view)
Bosnian Seal Brown Coat (normal view)
Seal Brown Coat (normal view)

Bosnian Dun Coat (front view)
Dun Coat (front view)
Bosnian Chocolate Brown Coat (right view)
Chocolate Brown Coat (right view)

The Bosnian (also known as 'Bosnian Mountain Horse') is a breed of a small horse from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Origins of the Bosnian:
The ancestors of the Bosnian are probably Tarpan and Mongolian horses, though the Bosnian did receive Oriental blood at some point during history. This breed was never selectively bred until the 20th century, when breeders began to breed their Bosnian horses for their strength and performance as riding horses. During this time, Arabian stallions were crossed with Bosnian mares to increase the height of the latter.

During the Bosnian war, the number of Bosnian horses decreased dramatically, and the breed became rare. Nevertheless, conservation efforts ensured the survival of the Bosnian horse and its numbers gradually increased.

The Bosnian today - a horse for riding and re-wilding:
Today, the Bosnian is a popular breed in Bosnia and nearby countries, as well as in Germany. It is used primarily for riding and for light draft or pack work, especially among the locals who want to travel the mountains.

Bosnian horses also serve in a re-wilding project in Velebit, Croatia. As part of this project, Bosnian herds are allowed to roam free in specific parks, where they graze on overgrown grass. This restores the biodiversity in the parks and supports their ecological systems.

Subtypes:
There are two subtypes within the Bosnian breed: Podveleski, which is the small subtype; and Glasinacki, which was influenced by Arabian blood, and is taller and heavier than the Podveleski. Both subtypes are well-suited for traveling and surviving in the local mountains, and both can be found in Horse Isle.

Conformation:
Bosnian horses have a heavy head with a straight profile, large eyes, and small ears. The neck is usually muscular, the croup is sloping, the legs are short, and the hooves are small.

The mane and tail often grow long, and the legs have light feathering behind the fetlocks.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Bosnians 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: 13.7-15.2, 14.5 (0.3), 0.07.
Sprint: 42-59, 51 (3), 0.57.

Accel: 0.93-1.11, 1.02 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.89-1.02, 0.96 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 4.92-5.20, 5.04 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 1.89-2.64, 2.26 (0.17), 0.03.

Turning: 46.24-61.77, 54.11 (2.97), 0.58.
Reverse: 2.2-2.9, 2.6 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 46.16-51.72, 49.07 (1.21), 0.24.
Reaction: 0.75-0.84, 0.80 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors: usually bay, but also black, brown, chestnut, and, in rarer cases, grey, and dun.

Additionals: flaxen, linebacked, mealy, sooty, dark mane & tail. The coat is always solid, and while white markings occur they are uncommon on the legs.

Height: 12.2hh to 14.3hh
Bosnian Ebony Black Coat
Ebony Black Coat
Bosnian Sepia Brown Coat
Sepia Brown Coat
Bosnian Mealy Sepia Brown Coat
Mealy Sepia Brown Coat
Bosnian Chocolate Brown Coat
Chocolate Brown Coat
Bosnian Bright Bay Coat
Bright Bay Coat
Bosnian Sandy Bay Coat
Sandy Bay Coat
Bosnian Black Chestnut Coat
Black Chestnut Coat
Bosnian Liver Chestnut Coat
Liver Chestnut Coat
Bosnian Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat
Bosnian Chestnut Coat
Chestnut Coat
Bosnian Bright Chestnut Coat
Bright Chestnut Coat
Bosnian Sooty Dun Coat
Sooty Dun Coat
Bosnian Dun Coat
Dun Coat
Bosnian Grey Coat
Grey Coat


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