About Rhenish-German Cold-Blood ( Rhineland) Horses
Rhenish German Coldblood (also known as Rheinisch Deutsches
Kaltblut, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Kaltblut, Rhineland Heavy Draft, and
Rhenish-German Coldblood) are a heavy draught horse from the Rhineland area of
western Germany. They were bred in the second part of the nineteenth century,
principally at the Prussian state stud at Schloss Wickrath in Wickrathberg, now
part of Mönchengladbach in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Rhenish German Coldblood are usually roan in color although
sometimes chestnut can be seen. They have either black points or a flaxen mane
and tail. On average they are 16 to 16.3 hand high and weight 1860 to 2200 lbs.
They have a Plain head with a short thick neck and a wide,
short body. Their frame is massive. Their hindquarters are muscular and their
limbs are strong and short with a great deal of feathering. Their mane and tail
are thick and course and their tail is often docked.
They have a good character and pleasant temper, as well as a
willingness to work. They handle long days working very well. They are use for
forestry, agriculture, sport/hobby, and as a brewery horse.