I know we have a few rare/endangered breeds on here including the Mountain Pleasure Horse. These are my two:
My grulla roan mare Wakiya:
My perlino dun sabino stallion Coronado:
They are registered Spanish Barbs, aka Colonial Spanish Horses and are listed as threatened with the American Livestock Breed Conservancy (with some strains in danger of extinction) and critical with the Equus Survival Trust.
They are a hardy versatile breed that can excel in just about any discipline. There are members of the breed in the UK in show jumping, endurance horses winning awards in the AERC, many horses that work cows for a living, a few dabbling in dressage, some eventers, many doing therapy work and teaching kids to ride, many pleasure and trail horses and I plan to start my horses in working equitation. There just isn't a huge number of these horses and many people who have them don't show them for fear that the breed would be ruined due to modern fads.
Close relatives with some being double registered as Spanish Barbs are the California Vaquero Horse or sulphur horse and the registered Spanish Mustang. Other Colonial Spanish horses include the banker ponies, florida cracker horse, marsh tacky, choctaw horse and a few remaining feral strains such as the cerbat and mckinley/romero horses.
They come in every color and pattern including LP with the exception of the silver gene which has not been found in the breed. Common colors are grulla, dun, black, bay, sabino, buckskin and other cream derivatives. Many horses have multiple pattern genes.
Genetic disorders are extremely rare (a few isolated cases of DSLD, but non were SBHA registered) LWO is present, horses are generally healthy and have very good hooves and rarely need to be shod. A few will show gait, lateral and diagonal gaits are found.
So that's a wrap about my breed anyone else have a rare/endangered equine they'd like to showcase?