Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Swedish Half-bred

Synonym(s): Swedish Warmblood

Contributor(s): Bob Langrish


  • Warmblood.
  • Swedish Half-bred   Swedish Half-bred  .
    General information
  • Originally from Sweden.
  • Also known as the Swedish Warmblood.
  • Developed in the 17th century as a cavalry horse.
  • Now an elegant horse well-established in Olympic competition.
  • Handsome with a good conformation.
  • Tractable.
  • Versatile.
  • Obedient and intelligent.
  • Bold.
  • Arab   Arab  -> Barb -> Andalusian   Andalusian (Purebred Spanish horse)  -> Friesian   Friesian  -> Native Stock -> Thoroughbred   Thoroughbred  -> Trakehner   Trakehner  -> Hanoverian   Hanoverian  .
    Principal uses
  • Riding.
  • Competition.
  • Driving.
  • Registered.

Biologic Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Ball C (1994) Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85076-500-6.
  • Hartley Edwards E (1994) The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 1-7513-011-59.


  • Lantbruksstyrelsen (National Board of Agriculture, S-551 83 Jonkoping, Sweden.
  • Avelsforeningen for Svenska, Varmblodiga Hasten, 240 32 Flyinge, Sweden.
  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.