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Lehmkuhlner Pony

Risk Level: at risk
Local Risk Level: critical
Listed by DAD-IS
Pony breed from Germany

Informations about the rare Lehmkuhlner Pony

The Lehmkuhlener Pony, a rare and noble breed, originates from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Known for its versatility and kind temperament, it serves as a perfect family horse. This breed combines the grace of a riding pony with the hardiness of local German breeds, making it unique in its appearance and capabilities.

Origin and history of the Lehmkuhlner Pony

Developed in the 20th century on the Lehmkuhlen estate, this breed was shaped by crossing noble riding ponies with Dülmener Wildpferde, among others. Official recognition and preservation efforts have ensured its survival and growth.

Character and features of the Lehmkuhlner Pony

Lehmkuhlener Ponies are characterized by their gentle nature, intelligence, and willingness to work. They are medium-sized, with a strong physique and exhibit a calm and reliable temperament, making them ideal for children and adults alike.

Utilisation of the rare Lehmkuhlner Pony

Originally bred for children and leisure riding, their sturdy build and calm demeanor make them suitable for a range of activities, including competitive sports, therapy riding, and as a family horse.

Current situation of the rare and endangered Lehmkuhlner Pony

The Lehmkuhlener Pony is considered rare, with dedicated efforts by breeding associations to increase its numbers and maintain genetic diversity. Conservation initiatives focus on sustainable breeding and promoting the breed’s unique qualities.

Native country




Risk Level

Critical: less than 100


120-137 cm

Coat colour

Bay, black, chestnut, painted, roan



Forgotten horse

Rare and endangered

Free Horse

extensive management

Other names of the Lehmkuhlner Pony horse


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Lehmkuhlner Pony

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Where to find the rare Lehmkuhlner Pony

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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Lehmkuhlner Pony 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 Lehmkuhlner Pony

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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