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November 15, 2006

Extinct Breeds

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If you flip through old photos, you might be lucky enough to run into this now-extinct "long horse". It was strong, handsome and could carry up to four people at one time but, because of overwork, the horses tended to die young and, to put it bluntly, the population was eventually used to death.

A substantial collection of long horse photos, curated by Hardy Burmeier, is now on display.

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That’s really fantastic, the long horses are so beautiful. I wish it was still present in this time, it would be just amazing. They were like legends, they were just amazing to own. Great article, you have uploaded nice photos. Not everyone knows about the long horse.

Posted by: Jerald | Nov 8, 2010 9:40:45 PM

Fail. Total fakery by someone who knows nothing of horses or equestrians.
A Long Horse is real- but it is a lame horse prone to severe back disability and is usually euthanized if it suffers "sway back". A horse with a back so long would be lame, quite immobile, in severe pain and likely never attain healthy adulthood (unless someone used a dining table as a splint).

In horse jargon, yes there is a "long horse"- a horse which has a back greater than one-third its' overall body length (from the point of the shoulder to the point of the buttock, excluding head and neck). In Europe we call it a "gaited horse".
Long backs usually they have weak loins and have been bred for dressage
A "short back" has a back less than 1/3 body length.
Short back horses are working horses like the Arabiana or US quarter horse. Nearly all wild horses, Asian horses (actually ponies) and the Java pony- which the Balinese sculpture is an artistic interpretation of- have short backs.
Draughthorses and English/Dutch warmbloods all have medium length backs.

Secondly the author has no knoweldge of Balinese artistic aesthetics- where the literal depiction is considered to simplistic to be art- and the idealised form features elongated limbs as a sign of refinement.
This can be seen in any Balinese carved art and also the Javanese wayang kulit shadow puppetry.


Additionally, under magnification in Photoshop- it is obvious the images have been digitally manipulated, the pixels above the saddle and below the cinch of the "Lippizaner" (I think its some Spanish horse) are identical to those adjacent to them.
Good manipulations- but imperfect.

"Long Horse corset"- hilarious. Reproba Fabula Press- genius.
Reproba- [Latin] spurious, fabula a [Russian] narrative form, based on the Latin for "fable".
And no known listig for that book- I was a bit thick and took it too literally.
Good one- the book joke got me hook line and sinker.
Hat tip.

Posted by: Fiddle | Nov 12, 2010 10:47:17 PM

Glad somebody out there likes these Long Horses 'cause they make me crazy! Have you even tried to fit a saddle to one? never mind the chiropractic care (yes there are horse chiropractors a lot in fact search if you wonder...) And I will avoid details regarding the breeding difficulties but use your imagination!
I was involved in a Dressage School in the 70's that had quite a few of these Long horses. I hated them!

Posted by: youbetyourwrasse | Nov 27, 2011 1:26:07 PM

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