Equus ferus caballus

Basic Info

Height: 17.2 hands

Weight: 925-1000 lbs

Colorations: bay, gray, chestnut, black, brown

Purpose of Breed: work, hunting, dressage, general riding, jumping, polo

Physical Characteristics: light, medium-sized head with a long neck and big, sloping shoulders. They are fairly muscular with a flat croup and powerful limbs, with good bone length below the knee on forelimbs.

Origin: Germany, 18th century from thoroughbreds


-require more feed then regular horses.


Hanoverian. (n.d.). Retrieved September 28, 2015, from http://horses.petbreeds.com/l/24/Hanoverian

Hanoverian. (n.d.). Retrieved September 28, 2015, from http://horses.animal-world.com/Light-Horse-Breeds/Hanoverian.php

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