is a fairly large, very powerful, docile animal bred
in Germany. Traditionally they were bred as carriage
horses, but are now being used for show-jumping, dressage
and three day events. The Oldenburg is known for their
kind character and willingness to work hard under saddle.
Their consistency in conformation as well as their power
also make them very popular. They are bred from stallions
from a variety of other breeds. They have a compact
body, with fairly short legs and short cannons. Their
hindquarters and neck are very muscular and they have
a deep chest. They can appear in a variety of colors,
but black or dark brown are the most common.