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Origins of the Losina:
The origins of the Losina are shrouded in mystery, and while the predominant theory is that the Losina descends from Celtic ponies, it is unclear to which degree they were influenced by them. At the beginning of the 20th century, Losina mares were crossed with Arabian stallions, and this influenced the conformation and appearance of the head of the Losina.
The Losina today:
Originally, Losina horses were used for light-draft work, as well as for riding. However, the mechanization of transportation and agriculture in the 20th century left these horses redundant, and their numbers began to dwindle, with less than 100 horses left in the 1980s. However, since then, conservation efforts took place, and the breed slowly started to recover.
Today, the Losina is a rare breed, and is mostly used for riding and light draft work.
The conformation of the Losina is characterized by a head with a thin skin, a slightly dished profile, large nostrils, large eyes, ears that curve inwards, a neck that is broad at the base, a sloping croup, and extremely small hooves.
The hocks of the Losina are often close to each other, in a manner with resembles cow-hocked. This trait is not found in the Losina horses of Horse Isle though.
The mane and tail can be slightly wavy, and can grow thick and coarse, but are not as long as seen in other breeds. The legs can have light feathering behind the fetlocks.
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Losina horses in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases,
Speed: 13.7-15.6, 14.6 (0.4), 0.08.
Sprint: 37-55, 44 (3), 0.66.
Accel: 0.81-1.01, 0.90 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.86-1.03, 0.95 (0.04), 0.01.
Jump: 4.96-5.27, 5.10 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 1.51-2.36, 1.90 (0.19), 0.04.
Turning: 44.61-58.01, 51.04 (3.02), 0.59.
Reverse: 2.3-2.9, 2.6 (0.1), 0.03.
Stamina: 45.05-51.00, 48.49 (1.33), 0.26.
Reaction: 0.66-0.77, 0.72 (0.03), 0.01.
Coats & Height:
Losina horses always come in a reddish-black coat, which is why they never come in raven black. In addition, they often have shiny reddish highlights, which is why, in Horse Isle, Losina horses can carry the metallic gene.
Colors: black with reddish hues.
Additionals: sooty. The coat is always solid and lacks white markings except for the occasional small, white star.
Height: usually 12.3hh to 13.3hh, but the full range is 11.3hh to 14.2hh.
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