Commonly referred to as the Israeli Local Horse, the Israeli is mainly used for riding. It remains one of the most popular horses in Israel.
The coat colors present in most Israeli local horses are bay, gray, and chestnut, though some Israeli horses have multi-colored coats. The Israeli has a convex profile, an elongated head, a shallow chest, and tough, sturdy hooves. Its average height is about 14.1 to 15.1 hands (56-60 inches, 142-152 centimeters).
Personality and Temperament
The Israeli horse is docile and obedient. It shows great patience and it is easy to control and manage.
History and Background
The Israeli Local Horse is a product of the numerous religious and political conflicts that make up the history of
The base stock came from local horses that have been there for many centuries; in fact, some experts believe this breed share ancestry with the present-day Arab horse. Ultimately, the horses adapted to the local environment and became wholly fit for the Israeli countryside.
Through the years, various peoples came to
The stock that gave rise to the Israeli horse came from Europe, the