The Danubian is actually a half-bred horse originating from Bulgaria. However, it lives mainly in the
The Danubian is bred predominantly for its impressive constitution and compact size, standing between 15.3 and 16 hands high (61-64 inches, 155-163 centimeters). It has a solid skeletal structure, healthy and well-developed. Its strength and light gait, meanwhile, make the Danubian ideal for transportation and farm work.
Personality and Temperament
Apart from its strength, the Danubian is often used for draft work because of its good temperament and easy maintenance. Generally of good health, the horse requires minimal food to thrive.
History and Background
The Danubian, or Dunav horse, is actually a Bulgarian breed developed in 1924 at G. Dimtrov stud (located near
During the last few decades, however, many thoroughbreds were incorporated into the breeding process, resulting in stock of much higher quality than before. It can even be said that the thoroughbreds gave the Danubian a competitive edge.