South German Coldblood Horses

About South German Coldblood HorsesAbout South German Coldblood Horses

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.