Faroe horse, rarest breed in the world?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeds

Faroe horse, rarest breed in the world?

This is a discussion on Faroe horse, rarest breed in the world? within the Horse Breeds forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • Horse breeds world
  • Rarest horses in the world

Like Tree12Likes
  • 5 Post By Peregrine
  • 1 Post By CLaPorte432
  • 1 Post By palominolover
  • 1 Post By cowgirl928
  • 1 Post By PhelanVelvel
  • 1 Post By DancingArabian
  • 1 Post By kayleeloveslaneandlana
  • 1 Post By AlexS

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-20-2012, 11:43 AM
  #1
Foal
Faroe horse, rarest breed in the world?

I post this to bring the Faroe Horse to the attention of those generally interested in horses.



There is a horse breed in the Faroe Islands that has recently been recognized as a unique breed. Genetic studies performed at the university of Uppsala in Sweden indicate that the horse has been isolated for possibly as long as 1200 years, which makes it one of the oldest and rarest breeds. It is most closely related to the Exmoor and Dartmoor.

In the sixties there were only 5 or 6 horses left, and with a massive effort the number has now risen to 62 individuals, but that still counts as critically endangered. There is an ongoing effort by enthusiasts to increase their numbers, but the circumstances under which they work leave much to be desired.

This is the Facebook page, and this is a website by Faroese horse enthusiasts:
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    03-20-2012, 11:50 AM
  #2
Trained
Interesting read.
Peregrine likes this.
     
    03-20-2012, 02:11 PM
  #3
Yearling
That was very interesting. Thanks for that :).
Peregrine likes this.
     
    03-20-2012, 03:49 PM
  #4
Yearling
Very interesting! I learned something today :) thanks for the nugget of information!
Peregrine likes this.
     
    03-21-2012, 12:03 AM
  #5
Foal
Extraordinary how a breed or species can fight so hard against extinction. You wonder, when they get down to just a single-digit number of individuals, how they even survive. Any illness, bad weather, lack of food, anything could wipe them out in a flash, yet they persevere. Having diverged from other breeds so long ago, I think they're well worth saving!
Peregrine likes this.
     
    03-21-2012, 12:10 AM
  #6
Trained
Thanks for sharing!
Peregrine likes this.
     
    03-21-2012, 12:12 AM
  #7
Started
That's so interesting! Thanks for sharing!
Peregrine likes this.
     
    03-21-2012, 12:16 AM
  #8
Banned
Any studies about the breeding with UK Shetlands?
Peregrine likes this.
     

Tags
faroe horse, faroe islands, faroe pony, faroese horse, faroese pony

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to Horse World mg18 Horse Riding 4 02-06-2011 08:08 PM
rarest breed Kentucky Draft Horses 17 10-06-2009 04:17 PM
At Stud: AQHA/ABRA/IBHA Buckskin Dun, World and Res World Champ! All-Around! suncolorsranch Horse Breeding 17 03-24-2009 02:08 PM
Video of Stallion, SBR Formula One, AQHA Dunskin, World & Res World Champ suncolorsranch Horse Videos 9 02-08-2009 02:56 PM
@ Stud: AQHA-SBR Formula One ABRA World & Res World Cham suncolorsranch Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 09-23-2008 02:51 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0