South German Coldblood

A type of draught horse known as the “Noriker” was bred in Bavaria in centuries past. The name comes from the Roman province of Noricum, which is where the horse is said to have originated. Two strains developed from this breed: the slightly heavier and powerful Pinzgauer and the lighter Oberlander, noted for its quality of gait.

The two strains were blended in the 1930s, resulting in a moderately heavy farm animal. Since coldblood breeding has also been switched to this horse breed in Württemberg and Baden, it is known as a South German Coldblood.

These medium-sized, agile draught horses are used in various types of agricultural labour and for moving timber.