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[ INDEX ] Equine Type: Horse Breed: Work Finnhorse   [ PREV ] [ NEXT ]
The Work Finnhorse is the largest and heaviest subtype of the Finnhorse breed. It was created in the 19th century, when Percheron and Ardennes horses were crossed with Finnhorses in order to make the Finnhorse heavier and taller, and to improve its strength and stamina. Work Finnhorses are denoted with a 'T' in the Finnhorse studbook.

Originally, Work Finnhorses were popular as farm horses, a role which they fulfilled for hundreds of years until the mechanization of agriculture in the 1960s. Today, they are used for forestry and light draft work, as well as for pulling competitions.

Work Finnhorses are predominantly chestnut in color. Nevertheless, the colors bay, brown, black, gray, palomino, buckskin, roan, and silver also occur. In addition, in Horse Isle, Work Finnhorses can also be in double-cream (CC) dilutes. The coat is usually solid with white markings on the legs and face. However, in some cases, Work Finnhorses can also have sabino patterning on their legs, face, and abdomen, and, in rare cases, can also exhibit maximum sabino. Work Finnhorses stand between 14.2hh and 17hh.


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