From Norway to North America

Global Horse Culture Archive on January 10, 2008, 3:02

The Dole horse is a native of Norway, and until recently not found in the USA. Tangle Tree Ranch in South Dakota has introduced them, and their site has lots of interesting info and nice photos of this unusual breed. Dole horses are a light draft breed, and have some similarity (in appearance, not necessarily genes) with the Canadian Horse, Irish Draft, Highland Pony and other stocky northern breeds. They are traditionally prized for logging and other draft work, but are now popular for all around pleasure riding and driving.