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Gotland horse

Gotland horse

 

 

 

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Gotland pony

Gotland pony

Gotland ponies are Sweden´s only indigenous breed of pony. Since the Stone Age, wild ponies have lived on the Swedish Island of Gotland. They used to freely roam the forest. Animals that were needed for farming or as a means of transportation were captured and farmed. The breed today is endangered.

Although today they are numerous, they are well-worth preserving for the future. At the Museum, Gotland ponies are used for light field work and for transportation within the area.

Ardenner horse

Ardenner horse

The Ardenner horse is a workhorse that originated in the Ardennes highlands of Belgium. The first horses of this breed were imported to Sweden as early as 1873. The Swedish Ardenner horse today is regarded as endangered and its numbers are declining.

The breed quickly gained popularity with its good temperament and tough spirit.

At the museum, the horses assist the museum’s farmers on the museum farmstead.

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