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[ INDEX ] Equine Type: Horse Breed: Norwegian Warmblood (NWB)   [ PREV ] [ NEXT ]
Norwegian Warmblood Black Chestnut Coat (left view)
Black Chestnut Coat (left view)
Norwegian Warmblood Golden Bay Coat (normal view)
Golden Bay Coat (normal view)

Norwegian Warmblood Seal Brown Coat (front view)
Seal Brown Coat (front view)
Norwegian Warmblood Grey Coat (right view)
Grey Coat (right view)

The Norwegian Warmblood (NWB) is a sport warmblood that originated in Norway. It is used for Olympic disciplines.

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.

Performance metrics:
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, horses of this breed might have metrics that are outside of the range.

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.
Norwegian Warmblood Black Coat
Black Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Coal Black Coat
Coal Black Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Sooty Ebony Black Coat
Sooty Ebony Black Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Seal Brown Coat
Seal Brown Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Ebony Seal Brown Coat
Ebony Seal Brown Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Sepia Brown Coat
Sepia Brown Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Brown Coat
Brown Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Sooty Brown Coat
Sooty Brown Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Red Bay Coat
Red Bay Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Bright Bay Coat
Bright Bay Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Bright Wild Bay Coat
Bright Wild Bay Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Black Chestnut Coat
Black Chestnut Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Flaxen Liver Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Liver Chestnut Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Red Chestnut Coat
Red Chestnut Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Chestnut Coat
Chestnut Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Flaxen Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Chestnut Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Chocolate Chestnut Coat
Chocolate Chestnut Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Grey Coat
Grey Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Copper Palomino Coat
Copper Palomino Coat
Norwegian Warmblood Blonde Palomino Coat
Blonde Palomino Coat

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