Origins and Breeding Strategies Of The Irish Hunting Horse
O’ Connell, Cian
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The Irish Hunter is a horse that is engrained in the fabric of the Irish equine industry. The breed’s influence can be seen in many different sports and leisure activities. There are few, if any, other breed that can claim such success in so many equine sports, from Showjumping to dressage and hunter trials, to leisure activities such as hunting and general hobby horse, the Irish Sport Horse has proven itself to be a hugely adaptable and capable animal. This wide ranging ability and flexibility of use can be traced back to the rich history and wide range of breeds thats went in to making this modern day utility horse.