Photos and informations about the rare Kinsky 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
Warmblood horse breed from Czech Republic

Informations about the rare Kinsky

The Kinsky horse, also known as the Golden Horse of Bohemia, is a rare Czech breed of warmblood sport horse, renowned for its beauty, versatility, and distinct golden-yellow coat. Originating from the Czech Republic, this breed has a storied history linked to the Kinsky family, who were instrumental in its development for various equestrian sports and uses.

Origin and history of the Kinsky

Bred by the Kinsky family in the Kingdom of Bohemia during the 19th century, the Kinsky horse was sometimes absorbed into the Czech Warmblood population. A separate stud book was re-established for the breed in 2005. Its lineage is distinguished by its unique golden-yellow color, although other colors are also seen. The breed’s historical significance and unique traits were almost lost to crossbreeding and the decline in traditional uses for horses until recent conservation efforts began to revive its population.

Character and features of the Kinsky

The Kinsky horse typically stands between 162 and 175 cm tall and is known for its golden-yellow coat, a result of the cream dilution gene. Other colors include bay, chestnut, and occasionally black. This breed is celebrated for its intelligence, versatility, and athleticism, making it an exceptional sport horse with great stamina and agility.

Utilisation of the rare Kinsky

Historically, Kinsky horses were used by the cavalry and for fox-hunting and steeplechasing, reflecting their bravery, loyalty, and endurance. Today, they are employed in a variety of disciplines including dressage, show jumping, hunting, eventing, and as police mounts. Their adaptability and gentle nature also make them suitable for recreational riding and equine therapy.

Current situation of the rare and endangered Kinsky

As of 2020, the Kinsky horse is considered “at risk” with a population of about 600 heads. Efforts to preserve the breed have been intensified, with a focus on maintaining genetic diversity and promoting its historical and cultural significance. The breed is now legally protected in the Czech Republic, with a growing population of nearly one thousand registered individuals across Europe. Conservation initiatives include the establishment of a dedicated stud book in 2005 and the work of associations like Equus Kinsky to promote the breed’s qualities and ensure its survival.

Native country

Czech Republic



Risk Level

Critical: ca. 550


160-175 cm

Coat colour

mostly Palomino


Equus Kinski

Forgotten horse

Rare and endangered

Other names of the Kinsky horse

Equus Kinsky — Chlumetzer — Böhmischer Hunter — kůň kinský

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Where to find the rare Kinsky

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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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Kinsky Photoshooting

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Professional photography of Kinsky

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