Photos and informations about the rare Gidrán breed, Forgotten Horses a photographic project about endangered equines by The Pixel Nomad


Risk Level: at risk
Local Risk Level: critical
Listed by DAD-IS
Halfbred horse breed from Hungary

Informations about the rare Gidrán

The Gidrán breed is a distinctive and rare horse breed known for its versatility, resilience, and striking appearance. Originating from Hungary, the Gidrán has a rich history intertwined with the equestrian traditions of the region. This breed exhibits a unique blend of beauty and functionality, making it a cherished asset among horse enthusiasts.

Origin and history of the Gidrán

The Gidrán breed was established in the 19th century in Hungary, primarily developed at the Mezőhegyes State Stud. It is primarily based on Arabian bloodlines, mixed with local Hungarian breeds and later, thoroughbreds, to enhance its stamina and versatility. The breed was initially bred for military use but has adapted over time to various equestrian disciplines.

Character and features of the Gidrán

Gidrán horses are known for their intelligence, willingness to work, and gentle temperament. They possess a strong, yet elegant build, with a notable Arabian influence in their head shape and expressive eyes. Their coats are predominantly chestnut, reflecting their Arabian ancestry.

Utilisation of the rare Gidrán

Originally bred for military purposes, today’s Gidrán is utilized in a variety of equestrian disciplines including dressage, show jumping, and eventing. They are also popular as leisure and trail riding horses, demonstrating their versatility and adaptability.

Current situation of the rare and endangered Gidrán

The Gidrán breed is considered rare, with a limited population primarily found in Hungary and some parts of Eastern Europe. Conservation efforts are in place to preserve the breed’s genetic diversity and heritage, with breed associations and enthusiasts actively promoting its propagation and sustainable management. The exact population size is not well-documented, highlighting the need for increased awareness and support for the breed.

Native country




Risk Level

Critical: less than 1000


155-173 cm

Coat colour

mostly chestnut



Forgotten horse

Rare and endangered

Free Horse

Kept extensive all year

Other names of the Gidrán horse

Hungarian Anglo-Arab

Explore my Gidrán Photos


All my pictures of rare and endangered horses can be licensed for private, editorial and commercial usage, and ordered as Fine Art Print as well. In addition, the albums only show a part of my large archive. Contact me directly if you don’t find what you are looking for.

Where to find the rare Gidrán

Here are some places where you can see where you can support the rare and endangered breed. Above all I want to thank everybody who works with me.


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Forgotten Horses Group on Facebook

This group is part of the Forgotten Horses project and aims to raise awareness of endangered horse breeds and therefore to contribute to the preservation of the diversity of horse breeds, further free living and wild horses.
The group provides information and facilitates international exchange on rare and endangered horse breeds.
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Gidrán Photoshooting

Take part in my projects Forgotten Horses and Free Horses and consequently make an impact that matters. By photographing rare and endangered horses we can raise awareness to disappearing horse breeds and therefore preserve equine diversity.

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Professional photography of Gidrán

Are you looking for professional photos of rare and endangered horse breeds? You will find a small selection of my pictures in the breed posts, however you may ask for more specific photos directly. In short, all my pictures can be licensed for private, editorial and commercial usage.


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