Description of Dutch Warmblood Horse The Dutch Warmblood breed is young relative to other horse-breeds .They are, sometimes referred to as the Nederlandsche Warmblood, has a straight profile with a well-shaped head, arched, muscular neck, sloping shoulders, and a long, straight back. Its withers - the area between the shoulder blades -is prominent, while its croup (loin) is flat and short. The Dutch Warmblood also has a deep, full chest with powerful legs and strong hind quarters. The tail is set high. There are three types of Dutch Warmbloods: Riding (dressage and jumping horses), Harness (carriage horses) and Gelders (traditional Dutch horses used for harness and under saddle). Dutch Warmblood weigh around 1430lb (650kg).
After World War II, Dutch farms were becoming mechanized and horses were no longer needed to work the land, but two lighter farm horses, the Gelderlander and the Groningen were used to help establish a new breed. Equestrian sports were on the rise, and the Dutch developed a sporthorse of their own called the Dutch Warmblood. The Groningen had the impressively strong hindquarters needed for jumping and collection. The Gelderlander had a beautiful action highly desired for the basic movement for all sports. Thoroughbred blood was later added to give the horse speed and stamina.
This breed has achieved success in international competitions of dressage, jumping and driving. In North America, the Dutch Warmblood is a favorite choice for the hunter ring.
Grooming or care
Caring for your Dutch Warmblood horse is not complex. They are generally very gentle and calm animals that can become resourceful on their own. Very well behaved and trainable creatures that can survive in virtually any climate, owning a Dutch Warmblood is a snap.
They stands about 16.2 hh with some reaching 17 hh.
Dutch Warmbloods are sound and long-lived horses. They are elegant and possessing beautiful movement. The qualities of a Dutch Warmblood horse encompass being strong and considerably athletic. These horses are unique in that they can tread through water, muddy conditions, and rocks with very little effort.
They are bold and generally have good temperament. They are obedient, reliable and quite intelligent. Privately owned stallions are only allowed to stud after passing rigerous testing focusing on confirmation, movement, temperament and close monitoring of progney.
Gelderlander, Hackney, Thoroughbreds, Groningen, Holsteiners and Trakehners.
A Dutch warmblood stallion by the name of Uraeus plays Viggo Mortennson's horse in all three Lord of The Rings movies.