The Arenberg-Nordkirchener is dangerously close to extinction and are listed as critically endangered with their numbers in the teens.
These animals are a fairly recent breed (during the 20th century) and originally come from wild horses of Munster, Westphalia crossed with Lithuanian brood mares. the goal was to create a durable riding pony that was friendly, tough and able to cover long distances with a smooth stride.
Average height 12.9 – 13.7 hands
Durable and healthy
Elastic ground covering gaits
Dry, expressive head
Well shaped croup
Correct, clear foundation
black | chestnut | grey | bay | dun
Friendly and able
Persistent and tenacious