... Amazing horse picture from one of the oldest horse breeds "the Old Kladruber" in the world... and also one of the oldest studs... I took part in a project of 9-10 years old kids who have been studying English just 7 months at school... they are learning how to describe animals... this one came from Radim♥ and I must say he did it very well... great handwriting and so lovely decorated... Big Thanks Radim!!¯\_(ツ)_/¯¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It covers an area of over 3,000 acres north of the river Elbe about 80 km east of Prague. The tradition of horse breeding in Kladruby nad Labem stretches back to at least the mid 14th century. For over 300 years (1579–1918) it was an imperial court stud providing horses for the royal and imperial court in Prague and Vienna.
Nowadays the National Stud keeps around 500 horses. 250 grey Old Kladrubers are bred in the historic site of Kladruby nad Labem and 250 black Old Kladrubers are bred in Slatiňany, a former stud of the princely family of Auersperg, located about 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of Kladruby nad Labem.
Kladrubers have always been bred to be a galakarossier - a heavy type of carriage horse for the court of the House of Habsburg.
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