Trakehner Horse History
The Trakehner is one of the oldest European warmblood breeds, with its history going back more than 400 years. The breed is based on a local horse (then found in East Prussia) called the Schweiken. The Schweiken was well known for its endurance and versatility and was considered the perfect breed for cavalry horses.
Today, the this breed is prized all over the world for its jumping and dressage talents.
The Trakehner stands from 16 to 17 hands on average and in all solid colors. At first glance, grace and presence mark the Trakehner. Although it is a solid breed, the Trakehner is lighter than any of the other warmbloods. The head is refined with large eyes. The long legs and a long, well set neck add to the refined appearance.
For more information:
American Trakehner Association, www.americantrakehner.com
This profile was originally posted on December 15, 2006.