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First Posted: Sept 21, 2010
Sep 21, 2010

Nanbu Horse/Extinct


Country of Origin: Japan

A breed which is thought to have been bred in Tohoku, the northern region of Honshu. However the Nanbu breed no longer exists and definitive information on its history is absent. This is because the Nanbu horse was historically renowned as a military horse and was heavily crossbred during the late 19th century to develop a larger breed suitable for modern military. Obviously the horses brought to Hokkaido by fishermen earlier were ones thought to be inferior among the Nanbu breed because the fishermen did not intend to bring the horses back with them.

The Hokkaido horse is considered a descendant of the Nanbu horse.


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