South German coldblood, or Suddeutsches Kaltblut, Horses are
descended from the Austrian Noriker.
In the end of the 19th century the Noriker was introduced to
Bavaria. Holstein and Oldenburg breeds were added to the breeding program in
Upper Bavaria. In Lower Bavaria Oldenburg, Cleveland Bay, Clydesdales, and
Belgian Draft Horses were used as outcrosses by those breeders. Over time the
German breeders used the original Noriker blood to upgrade their breeding
program. The South German Horse was first named the Pinzgauer Noriker because
it was bred in the region of Salzburg Province of Austria. In time, the German
bred breed became known as the South German Heavy Horse.
Mainly bred in Bavaria and Baden Wurtemburg, today, the
South German Horse resembles the Noriker. They are smaller than the Norker and
stand at 15.3hh. They are well-proportioned,
calm, and docile. They are found in brown, bay, and chestnut.They are used for agriculture and are popular
in parades and shows.