Abaco Barb Profile:
The Abaco Barb has been extinct since 2015.
Abaco Barb Characterisitics:
The Abaco Barbs shared traits of other Spanish-lineage horses, such as low-set tails, convex faces and thick, long manes and tails. Their ears tend to be pointed, and they have broad foreheads that taper. The horses are small, about 13.2 to 14.2 hands, and are exceptionally strong.
One additional distinguishing characteristic is that Abaco Barbs have only five lumbar vertebrae, and new findings have discovered a difference in the Wing of Atlas—the first bone in the neck adjacent to the skull.
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This breed profile was originally published on December 28, 2006