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[ INDEX ] Equine Type: Horse Breed: Posavac   [ PREV ] [ NEXT ]
Posavac Blood Bay Coat (left view)
Blood Bay Coat (left view)
Posavac Red Chestnut Coat (normal view)
Red Chestnut Coat (normal view)

Posavac Grey Coat (front view)
Grey Coat (front view)
Posavac Chocolate Brown Coat (right view)
Chocolate Brown Coat (right view)

The Posavac is a Croatian draft breed, and is the oldest Croatian breed.

Many centuries ago, horses had already roamed in the Posavina region in Croatia. Throughout history, these horses were crossed with a variety of other breeds, namely with Arabians. Further selection, toward qualities of a farm horse who is well adapted to living outdoors in the Croatian climate, resulted in a small yet sturdy draft horse.

Until the 20th century, the Posavac was a common breed in Croatia. However, the development of the larger Croatian Coldblood together with the development of agricultural machines made the Posavac nearly obsolete on the Croatian farm. The breed began to disappear but was subsequently saved thanks to conservation efforts.

The Posavac today:
Today, the Posavac roams Croatia in small numbers and is used for recreational activities and tourism. Posavac horses are also allowed to graze freely in protected pasture lands to prevent the overgrowing of grass and invasive plants.

There are two subtypes within the Posavac breed. The first is the 'heavy' type, characterized by thick legs, a heavier structure, and a deep girth. The second is the 'light' type whose structure is finer and its girth not as deep. Both subtypes are found in Horse Isle.

Regardless of the subtype, all Posavac horses share a couple of characteristics. The head is short but broad, the ears are small, and the profile is straight. The neck is thick and heavy with a prominent crest, and connects to a deep back. The croup is doubled, prominent, and has a steep slope. The legs are short and the hooves are wide.

The lower legs have feathering which ranges from light to medium. The mane and tail are always wavy and often grow long and thick.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Posavacs in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 14.0-15.5, 14.8 (0.3), 0.06.
Sprint: 40-53, 46 (3), 0.62.

Accel: 0.75-0.95, 0.86 (0.05), 0.01.
Decel: 0.99-1.15, 1.06 (0.04), 0.01.

Jump: 4.61-5.04, 4.82 (0.08), 0.02.
Pull: 2.96-3.73, 3.32 (0.18), 0.03.

Turning: 42.01-57.67, 50.56 (2.92), 0.57.
Reverse: 2.0-2.8, 2.4 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 48.07-54.13, 51.23 (1.28), 0.25.
Reaction: 0.77-0.87, 0.83 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors: usually bay or brown, and more rarely black, chestnut, or grey.

Additionals: flaxen, mealy and sooty.
Breeding notes: markings on the face and legs can occur, but are uncommon. Horses will receive a heavy penalty for having excessive markings.

Height: 13.1hh to 14.3hh.
Posavac Ebony Black Coat
Ebony Black Coat
Posavac Seal Brown Coat
Seal Brown Coat
Posavac Sepia Brown Coat
Sepia Brown Coat
Posavac Mealy Sepia Brown Coat
Mealy Sepia Brown Coat
Posavac Sooty Sepia Brown Coat
Sooty Sepia Brown Coat
Posavac Brown Coat
Brown Coat
Posavac Chocolate Brown Coat
Chocolate Brown Coat
Posavac Sorrel Chocolate Brown Coat
Sorrel Chocolate Brown Coat
Posavac Sooty Chocolate Brown Coat
Sooty Chocolate Brown Coat
Posavac Auburn Brown Coat
Auburn Brown Coat
Posavac Blood Bay Coat
Blood Bay Coat
Posavac Sooty Wild Bay Coat
Sooty Wild Bay Coat
Posavac Mealy Golden Bay Coat
Mealy Golden Bay Coat
Posavac Red Sorrel Coat
Red Sorrel Coat
Posavac Bright Chestnut Coat
Bright Chestnut Coat
Posavac Flaxen Golden Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Golden Chestnut Coat
Posavac Bright Chocolate Chestnut Coat
Bright Chocolate Chestnut Coat
Posavac Dark Grey Coat
Dark Grey Coat
Posavac Grey Coat
Grey Coat
Posavac Light Grey Coat
Light Grey Coat

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