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A hebra is a cross between a horse stallion and a female zebra.

Similar to the more famous 'zorse,' hebras can be described as a 'horse with stripes.' They combine a peculiar coat pattern with the rideable conformation of a horse. That said, hebras are smaller than zorses on average, because their zebra mothers are smaller than horses on average.


Hebras might look similar to horses, but they are not horses. They have a more challenging personality than horses, and tend to be more aggressive, territorial, ornery, or stubborn, all of which are traits that they inherit from their zebra parent. As such, hebras are more difficult to train than the average horse.

Coat and patterns:
Zebras always carry the black extension gene, and have either a black or brown coat. As such, the general coat color of the hebras predominantly depends on the coat color of their sire.

The color of the manes and tails, however, can be different than that of the parents, with bi-colored manes and tails being particularly common in some coat colors.

The pattern of the stripes depends on both parents. Hebras always have striped bodies, and often have points on their legs (meaning darkening of the lower legs.) The points are often striped as well, although they can be solid similarly to those seen in bay horses.

Colors: bay, black, brown, chestnut*, grey, dun, champagne, silver-dapple, single-cream dilutes, dominant white, dominant black.
*Note that the genetic mechanism behind the chestnut color in hebras is different than the genetic mechanism in horses.

Additionals: roan, mealy, sooty, tobiano, sabino, white-spotted, frame-overo, splashed-white, single-leopard patterns, brindle.
Markings exist only if the hebra carries either a pinto or a leopard gene.

In Horse Isle, hebras stand between 5.1hh and 15.3hh.

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