- Balearic -

The Balearic horse, developed in Majorca, bears a striking resemblance to the horses illustrated on ancient Greek pottery and coins, and those that were pictured on the Parthenon frieze. It is, technically speaking, a pony, standing around 14 hh, but it exhibits many horse-like characteristics.

It has a delicate but usually Roman-nosed head, with ears that point backwards. It has a bristly, upright mane adorning a thick, arched neck. The body is strong with fine legs. The Balearic has a graceful, free-flowing action. It is quiet in nature and is often used for harness and farm work.

 

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