About Altwurttemberg Horses
Altwurttemberg horses were developed in Germany by the
Wurttemberg Prince House, but without an obligatory breed goal. About thirty
horses from Normandy were used between 1872 -1888, crossing with English
Thoroughbreds, Holsteins, and Oldenburgs.
Eventually the Altwurttemberg horse was established. They
are a strong and beautiful horse breed but unfortunately, they were not greatly
appreciated or needed, so instead the Wurttemberg Sport Horse was developed,
and was highly prized for a time.
Altwurttemberg horses are wamb looded and are found in all
basic colors. They are 155 to 165 cm high.
After 1950 the Altwurttemberg was threatened with
extinction; however by 1988 in Marbach, Germany, initiatives were made to
preserve the breed. They exist in limited numbers today.