Schleswig - horses for sale
The German Schleswig is a sturdy, handsome, medium-sized draught horse that comes from the Jutland Peninsula. Mainly bred in Schleswig-Holstein, the Schleswig has always been a valued farm horse. Today, it is more cob-like than its ancestors and is still a valued all-rounder for forestry and general agricultural work, these being the main reasons people buy a Schleswig. A few breweries still make use of the Schleswig, knowing that these strong, gentle horses are hard-working and very appealing. It is a seriously endangered breed, though it is possible to find a breeder who will sell a Schleswig by contacting the breed organisation, the Verband der Schleswiger Pferdezüchter.
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Use and characteristics of the Schleswig
In Germany and Denmark, the breed is known as the Schleswig Coldblood (Schleswiger Kaltblut/Slesvigsk Koldblod) and breeders may sell a Schleswig under these names. Every aspect of its conformation conveys power, from the short neck with a full crest, to the strong and muscular hindquarters. Standing between 15.1 hands (61 inches/154 cm) and 16.0 hands (64 inches/162 cm) high, the breed has the low centre of gravity and strong shoulders that give it the power purchasers want when they buy a Schleswig. Their chests are strong and muscular, and they have a good depth of girth. The legs may carry some feather, though not excessively so.