The Czech Warmblood is a riding horse that, as its name implies, originates from
The Czech Warmblood is a sturdy horse. It is speedy and agile. Most Czech Warmbloods are colored bay and chestnut, although some are gray and black; and still others are seen in Isabella or dun. The average height of a Czech Warmblood is 16 hands (64 inches, 163 centimeters).
This energetic, animated, and alert horse breed has an aristocratic air. Its temperament, however, is suited for the discipline of racing.
The original Czechoslovakian horses were all of the Warmblood type. To improve them, breeders introduced Spanish and Oriental horses and, at the start of the 20th century, English blood. The breeding of these horses was also influenced when Empress Maria Theresa issued an edict about horse breeding in 1763.
During World War I, Thoroughbreds and
The modern Czech Warmblood is still in use in former