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Why a Small German Riding Horse?
Many know about the small German Riding Pony and the various, tall German sport warmbloods. But what do you do if you want to ride something that is in-between size-wise? Or what do you do if you love the conformation of a pony but are too large to ride one?
These questions received a proper answer in 1995, when the Small German Riding Horse was officially born. By mixing various pony breeds with various warmblood breeds, German breeders created the ultimate sport horse for riders who want to ride an athletic horse that is easier to handle than a massive warmblood.
The Small German Riding Horse today:
Today, being the new breed that it is, the Small German Riding Horse is still being developed but already gains popularity in Germany. It is used for the disciplines of show-jumping, dressage, and eventing.
When it comes to breeding, the Small German Riding Horse has an open studbook with particular breeding rules. While many breeds of ponies and warmbloods are allowed in the book, not every combination of them is allowed. In addition, the practice of pure breeding is preferred when possible.
In Horse Isle, because of the pure breeding preference and because we can't enforce the crossbreeding restrictions, the Small German Riding Horse has a closed studbook. This means that crossbreeding will result in non-pure offspring.
While the Small German Riding Horse is a horse, not a pony, its conformation still somewhat resembles that of a riding pony -- particularly that of the German Riding Pony.
The head is of medium length, showing a straight profile, large eyes, and small ears. The neck is long, arched, and tapers toward the head. The withers are prominent and connect to a back of medium length. The croup is long and slightly sloping, and the legs are somewhat long.
The mane and tail are straight, with the mane being short or medium in length and the tail growing long.
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Small German Riding Horses in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases,
Speed: 15.5-17.0, 16.2 (0.6), 0.06.
Sprint: 44-55, 49 (2), 0.48.
Accel: 0.84-1.05, 0.93 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.89-1.02, 0.96 (0.03), 0.01.
Jump: 5.28-5.48, 5.39 (0.05), 0.01.
Pull: 1.67-2.23, 1.95 (0.11), 0.02.
Turning: 46.28-59.74, 52.79 (2.74), 0.54.
Reverse: 2.4-3.0, 2.7 (0.1), 0.02.
Stamina: 47.02-50.55, 48.82 (0.81), 0.16.
Reaction: 0.74-0.84, 0.80 (0.02), 0.00.
Coats & Height:
Colors: bay, black, brown, chestnut, grey, cream-dilutes, dun.
* the colors of dominant-black, dominant-white, and silver-dapple don't occur naturally in this breed but can be bred into it.
Additionals: flaxen, linebacked, rabicano, roan, sooty, all rare patterns. The coat is usually solid but can also be tobiano, or white-spotted sabino.
* the patterns of frame-overo and splashed-white don't occur naturally in this breed but can be bred into it.
Height: 14.2hh to 15.2hh.
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