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Little Known Breeds Series: Aegidienberger

Hello! My name is Alaric. I am part of a German horse breed called an Aegidienberger. I am fairly short and hence, eaAegidienberger 2 300x225 Little Known Breeds Series: Aegidienbergersy to ride. Though most of us in this breed are about 13 hands tall, there are a few that grow up to reach 15 hands!  My neck is short but muscular and I like to stand up straight and tall. I am a hardy breed and navigating though a rough terrain is not a difficult task for me.  If you ever want to try and identify me by my breed, just look for my thick high set tail and thick mane; they are features that help to easily identify us. Though we may be short in stature, we are a great combination of sturdiness and strength.  We are gentle creatures but we are bold and carry a strong peronality. If you ask us nicely, we are amiable and willing to do anything you want. We are also very intelligent and people who talk to us with respect, find it easy to work with us.

My breed has not beAegidienberger 3 300x262 Little Known Breeds Series: Aegidienbergeren around very long, and so many people may not have heard of us. Our history is not very expansive since our breed came into existence only in the year 1994. Hence, we are considered babies as compared to the other breeds that are centuries and decades old (I find this a somewhat offensive term). The Aegidienberger(that’s me!)  is a result of cross breeding between the sturdy Icelandic horse and the beautiful and elegant Peruvian Paso. We tend to look about 62.5% like the Icelandic Horse and 37.5 like the Peruvian Paso. I am very proud of my sire and dam. I feel like I do justice to both their breeds, since I am sturdy and strong in addition to being elegant and amiable (No really, I’m really, very cute.) The horse of my kind was bred by Walter Feldman in 1994 and since then, we have been recognized as a different breed. We are a very important breed. The need for us arose because German people needed a horse that was gaited and because we are very hardy and we adapt well to the weather conditions in Germany.

Author: Danielle Zackery

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