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A 'type' or a 'breed'?:
The breeding of Norwegian Warmbloods in Norway began officially in 1908 with the establishment of the breeding association for Norwegian Warmbloods, whose aim was to breed sport horses of good quality.
This goal still guides the association today, which is why the Norwegian Warmblood has an open studbook that accepts other sport warmblood breeds into the Norwegian registry. Accordingly, the Norwegin Warmblood is regarded as a type of horse in Norway rather than a breed. In Horse Isle, however, for the sake of simplicity, we regard the Norwegian Warmblood as a breed.
Norwegian Warmbloods are allowed to be crossed with Thoroughbreds and several other sport warmbloods (see breed's technical details). The offspring of such crosses can be registered as Norwegian Warmbloods if they pass the necessary conformation and performance evaluations.
However, in Horse Isle, it is not recommended to cross Norwegian Warmbloods with other breeds, because even a subtle change in conformation can push the foal outside of the Norwegian Warmbloods' breed standard.
The conformation of the Norwegian Warmblood is characterized by a light head with large eyes, a long neck, prominent withers, a back of medium length, a slightly sloping croup, and long legs. The mane is either short or medium in length.
The following are the: range, average, (standard deviation), and margin of error of performance metrics of ordered Norwegian Warmbloods in Horse Isle (not bred-ones). In rare cases,
Speed: 16.6-17.6, 17.0 (0.2), 0.04.
Sprint: 55-66, 61 (3.0), 0.51.
Accel: 0.94-1.11, 1.02 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.90-1.04, 0.96 (0.03), 0.01.
Jump: 5.29-5.57, 5.42 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 2.41-2.96, 2.70 (0.12), 0.02.
Turning: 51.60-65.90, 58.11 (3.05), 0.60.
Reverse: 2.5-3.2, 2.9 (0.1), 0.03.
Stamina: 48.64-53.03, 51.22 (0.87), 0.17.
Reaction: 0.81-0.89, 0.85 (0.02), 0.00.
Colors & Height:
Colors: bay, black, brown, chestnut, grey, and more rarely cream-dilutes.
Additionals: flaxen, rabicano, sooty, tobiano, white-spotted, all rare patterns.
Breeding notes: the colors and patterns of dominant white, dun, frame-overo, manchado, splashed-white, linebacked, roan, and fully-body sabino don't occur naturally in the Norwegian Warmblood, but can be bred into it.
Height: 16hh to 17hh.
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