The Warlander

Global Horse Culture Archive on April 16, 2008, 23:02

Begun in Australia, this new breed is a blend of Friesian and Andalusian blood. The resulting horse has the "baroque" physique of the Friesian and Andalusian, but is lighter and more compact than the Friesian, but more substantial (and hairier!) than the Andalusian. The breed is supported by The International Warlander Society and Registry, which sets requirements of breeding and conformation. The breed was begun in the early 1990s, and has gained a modest following, with breeders in Europe, Australia and the USA (particularly California).