Zemaitukas Horses
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rnrnZemaituka horses (also known as Zamituka, Zemaichu,rnZhemaichu, Zhmudk, or Zhmud) comes from Lithuania and are a forest type that isrnpart of the Konik family.

rnrnThey were bred in Lithuania since the 16th century and werernused by local people for farming and transportation. Throughout the years theyrnhave been influenced by various other exotic types and more recently in thern19th century Arabian stock was added. By the start of the 20th century therernwere two distinct types within the breed, one lighter and more refined (thoughrnfewer in numbers) and a heavier animal without the Arabian refinement.

rnrnOnce popular, the breed was brought to the brink ofrnextinction by changing agricultural demands and World War II. In 2010, therntotal population was estimated at 400 individuals.rnrn

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