Risk Level: at risk
Local Risk Level: Critical
Listed by DAD-IS and GEH

With only 45 registered mares and 12 stallions, the Altwürttemberger is a critically endangered horse breed. This medium-heavy warmblood has its origins in the agriculture of Württemberg (Southern Germany), where the horses pulled the plough during the week and on Sundays they ran in front of the carriage for a ride. With the development of sport horse breeding in the 1950s and 1960s, this horse has been heavily forgotten or has been re-bred according to the new market. It was not until the 1980s that the emergency brake was pulled and efforts were made to preserve the horse breed.

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