Girls Horse Club Blog

The Wielkopolski

Published by • Mar 20th, 2008 • Category: International Horse, Junior Blogger Archives

by SB, age 13

WielkopolskiWielkopolski, what’s that? A type of disease? A small country in Africa? Nope, it’s a breed of horse! The Wielkopolski began in Poland during 1964. The breed originated from two now extinct breeds of Polish horses — the Pozen and the Masuren. Arabian, Anglo-Arabian, Thoroughbred blood has also been added to its background.

The Wielkopolski is an all-around horse and generally talented. Because they have Thoroughbred blood, the Wielkopolski have natural athleticism and speed. They are great at show jumping and dressage with a hardy nature that makes them great sport horses. Like some other breeds, the Wielkopolski has two different types — a heavier horse for harness and riding, and a lighter one for competitive riding.

WielkopolskiThe Wielkopolski has lively eyes set into a small and fine head with a straight profile that sits on an elegant and strong neck. They have sloping shoulders which gives them attributes in dressage and a deep, wide chest for when they run swiftly. With distinct joints and tendons, their legs are muscular with long cannons that help them with galloping. Wielkopolski horses can be any solid color and are found to fall within 15.2 to 16.2 hands.

Overall this is a great breed that incorporates many of our favorite horse attributes. That comes out to be one hardy, fast, and strong horse!

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  1. The Wielkopolski sounds like a very pleasurable riding horse! It sounds so perfect for riding and yet I have never heard of them before! Thanks for bringing my attention to this magnificent creature with your magnificent blog SB :D

  2. Sounds like a very good allround horse! I’ll go looking for a Wielkopolski next time I need a horse! ;)

  3. I have a Wielkopolski and he is amazing at everything including jumping!!!!! They havent been around very long so maybe they will become popular!!!!!! :):):):):):)