The Swedish Warmblood is a well-known Olympic horse, and is also known to be a better-than-average cavalry horse. They usually stand 16.2 hh and can be bay, brown, chestnut, or gray. These horses originated in Sweden, and are an easy-going and social breed.
Swedish Warmblood ancestry goes all the way back to the 17th century. In the 17th century in Sweden these horses derived from imported stock. Theses imports were extraordinarily varied. The Spanish and Friesian imports produced active and strong horses whenm crossed with the small and rough local mares. In the 19th and 20th centuries Thoroughbred, Arabian, Hanoverian, and Trakehner bloodlines were introduced to the breed. The breeders used the best Thoroughbred horses available, but the Trakehner created a large and powerful horse that was increasingly fixed in type. From 1920 to 19320 Swedish Warmblood horses developed even more. The most noticeable influences on the breed were the Hanoverians Schwabliso, Tribun, and Hamlet, and the Thoroughbred Hamplemann.
These horses make excellent riding horses, because they tend to have easy and straight paces. Swedish Warmbloods are handsome, sound, tractable, and extremely versatile. They can be dressage horses, jumpers, event horses, or even driving horses. This horse is usually imported to the United States from Sweden, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, Spain, and France.
Swedish Warmblood is a stub.