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[ INDEX ] Equine Type: Horse Breed: Grade Fine Harness Horse   [ PREV ] [ NEXT ]
The fine harness horse is a slender yet strong type of horse that is bred to excel in pulling carriages and light carts in a fancy manner. Examples of such horses are the Hackney and the Dutch Tuigpaard.

Fine harness horses should not be confused with harness racehorses who are bred for pulling carts in a fast trot or pacing. They should also not be confused with 'regular' harness horses, who are bred for pulling carriages and carts in an elegant yet efficient manner across all terrains.

Fine harness horses are very agile, especially when it comes to their knee action which is high and pronounced. This means that they lift their long legs as high as possible, picking up their knees to the height of their chest.

In addition to their characteristic knee action, the neck carriage of fine harness horses is also high, and their head is held close to their neck. The tail often has a high carriage, as well.

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Height: 14hh to 18.3hh.


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