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Malapolski horse were developed in the 19th century inrnLesser Poland, Polish Malopolska, hence the name. They are a versatile breed,rnused today for light draft and under-saddle work.

They were developed from a combination of Arabian andrnThoroughbred blood, with significant contributions from the Furioso and Gidránrnbreeds (both strains of Hungarian Anglo-Arabian. There are two distinctrnvarieties of the Malapolski. The first is the Sadecki, which was heavilyrninfluenced by the Furioso line, and the second is the Darbowsko-Tarnowski,rnheavily influenced by theGidrá and Shagya Arab Gidrán line. They were alsorninfluenced by infusions of various other Arabian and Thoroughbred half-breeds.rnToday, they are breed at five state studs in Poland: Stubno, Prudnik, Udorz,rnWalewice, and Janow Podlaski, as well as being widely bred by individualrncitizens of southeast and central Poland.rnrn 

rnrnMalapolski horses generally stand from 15.3 to 16.2 handsrnhigh, and may be bay, brown (a variation on bay), black, chestnut, gray, orrnroan. Their head is well proportioned with a straight profile, the neck of goodrnlength, the withers prominent, the chest wide and deep and the shouldersrnsloping and long. The back is long and the croup slightly sloping. The legs arernwell-muscled and long, with good joints and tough hooves. The breed has much inrncommon with the Wielkopolski, another Polish breed.rnrn 

rnrnMalapolski horses are used for riding and light draft work.rnThey perform well in sporting competitions, especially show jumping.

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