About the Breed

The Trakehner horse has a recorded bloodline spanning 300 years, making them the oldest recognized warmblood breed in the world. They were first bred in the 1700's in East Prussia. According to some sources, the official name of the breed is actually "The East Prussian Warmblood Horse of Trakehner Origin".

They are the lightest and most refined breed of warmblood horses due to their closed registry and very strict breeding practices. They are often used to "refine" other horses, which is why they can be found in the bloodlines of several other breeds.

Historically they were used as calvary horses, but in modern times they are almost exclusively used for dressage. They also out-preform similar breeds in eventing due to their light build.

Quick Facts

Height: 15.2 - 17.0 hands

Weight: 1200 pounds

Coat Colors: Any color; most commonly bay, gray, chestnut, and black

Markings: Any, including roan and pinto markings

Conformation: Rectangular body, long shoulders, powerful hindquarters, short cannons, and a crested and well-set neck. Head is narrow at the muzzle, with a broad forehead.

Common Uses: Dressage, eventing

Temperament: Athletic, intelligent, spirited

Place of Origin: Germany

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