Horses For Sale UK: Warmblood Horses
Looking for horses for sale UK wide? You can find hundreds of horses for sale from several different Warmblood horse breeds on Horsemart
Friday 10 September 2010
Looking for horses for sale UK wide? You can find hundreds of horses for sale from several different breeds from around the country on the Horsemart website.
In this guide, however, we’ll be exploring Warmblood horses – not a definitive breed, but the name given to a group of middleweight horses and breeds that are primarily native to Europe.
Warmblood horses are smaller than the heavy draught horse breeds and also differ from light saddle horse breeds, which include Thoroughbreds and Arabians.
To find our further information about the benefits of buying a Warmblood horse for sale, read the guide below.
Horses For Sale UK: Warmblood Horses In Profile
Warmblood breeds are characterised by an open studbook policy – in essence, the primary focus of breeding is to produce horses that excel in equestrian sports. Many other breed types are strictly controlled by studbook guidelines; however, in the case of Warmbloods, most Warmblood registries believe running an open policy on breeding stock allows for the continual improvement of this type of horse.
Interestingly, the development of Warmbloods was hugely influenced by the diverse history of the Oldenburg breed of horse. This breed is an example of the amazing pace of development that can be achieved with specialist breeding programmes.
In the 1800’s the Oldenburg was a heavy horse designed for carriage pulling but by the 1950’s it had developed into a modern sports horse that remains popular amongst equestrian enthusiasts to this day. Therefore, Warmblood registries have followed this breeding aim to ensure outstanding sporting attributes in the stock.
Arguably, post-war Europe was the moment when, for the first time, a Warmblood horse for sale became an attractive proposition for many horse owners. Rapid advancements in technology caused a decline in popularity for agricultural horses, as leisure riding and competition became far more important to equestrian enthusiasts.
Modern day Warmbloods tend to compete across the spectrum of equestrian disciplines, and famous Warmblood breeds include KWPN horses, the Selle Francais and the Hanoverian.
Find Warmblood horses for sale on Horsemart
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