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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.
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.
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.
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Bosnians in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases,
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
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