Knabstrupper Horses for Sale (6)
Knabstrupper is a spotted horse, the origins of which date back to the spotted ancestors that also produced the Appaloosa breed. The main ancestor of the modern Knabstrupper horse was a mare called Flaebe. This horse was born in 1812 and was bought by an owner of the "Knabstrupgaard" estate in Denmark. The number of Knabstrupper horses was limited and they faced a problem of inbreeding. The numbers were drastically declining and in the 1900’s the supporters of the breed decided to reestablish it. In 1971, three Appaloosa stallions were purchased in order to add new blood to the Knabstrupper equines. That’s the year the modern Knabstrupper breed was established. These horses stand about 14.2 – 16 hands high. They have the same coat patterns as the Appaloosa horses that include solid white with black and brown spots – a so-called leopard pattern. Knabstruppers have a prominent head, a well-proportioned neck, sloping shoulders, strong body, and muscular limbs. There are three types of this breed: Sports horse, Baroque type, and Pony type. They are good-tempered and intelligent. Knabstruppers are used for general riding and horse sports, such as dressage and jumping. You can find several Knabstrupper horses in this section.