Horses: a history
The Noriker developed from the heavy warmblood horses of the Roman and in the alps domestic races in the province Noricum (today Bavaria and Austria). 1565 came then the breed under control of the Salzburger of archbishops, who put on also the first Stutbuch. Spanish and Burgundische Hengste was imported, which brought size and elegance into the race. Salzburg was and remains the main breed area of the Noriker.
Noriker mare and foal. Four of the five sire lines of this Austrian draft breed carry no LP gene. And while each line has some different characteristics, they are all heavier horses than the leopards. photo: mauini18.
Noriker horses - Pinzgauer horse breeding in South Tyrol • haflinger.eu
On this page you will find all the information on the Noriker and Pinzgauer breeds of horses in South Tyrol: from their characteristics to their breeding!
Abtenauer -The Abtenauer is a rare draft horse breed. It is the smallest variant of the Noriker horse, but is very strong despite its small size. Bred in the isolated valley of Abtenau, south of Salzburg in Austria, it is a consolidated population in itself.