The North Swedish Horse is a medium sized coldblood. Mare usually reaches the height of 15 hands while the stallions are about 15.2 hands.
Are horses native to Sweden?
This is the only breed of pony that is native to Sweden. They were related to the Oland horse, which originated on a neighboring island. However, this horse breed went extinct in the early 20th century.
Are there wild horses in Sweden?
The Gotland pony, or Russ, as it is called in Sweden, has been called a living relic of the past, and that is precisely what it is. Thanks to decisive intervention on the part of the local inhabitants, Sweden’s most primordial horses still live as they have for thousands of years on the wooded moors of Gotland.