National Association of Delta Horse Breeders

Breeding Farm

The light grey coat is typical of the adult Delta horse, sometimes it may be speckled or lightly spotted. Other types of coat are not accepted. Forelock, mane and tail are abundant, long and smooth, or wavy.
  Maschi Femmine
  Anni 2 ½ Anni 4 e oltre Anni 2 ½ Anni 4 e oltre
  Min. cm. Max. cm. Min. cm. Max. cm. Min. cm. Max. cm. Min. cm. Max. cm.  
Height at withers 138 148 140 150 135 145 137 147 A
Thorax circumferences 160 = 165 = 155 = 160 = B
Shank perimeter 18 ½ = 19 = 18 = 18 ½ = C
Typical weight 320 400 350 450 300 400 330 430  

Typical structural aspects

Head: well shaped, slender, not heavy, square-shaped with wide forehead, straight or snubnosed profile, well-defined brows, lively eyes, mobile nostrils, well-spaced jaws, small mobile ears well- set;
Neck: well-set, of average length, muscular, properly inclined;
Withers: of average definition and slender;
Back: straight, of proper length, with good muscle development;
Crupper: well-muscled, rather short and slightly inclined;
Tail: well-set, well-carried and mobile;
Chest: proper length, quite deep, muscular;
Shoulder: slightly inclined, proper length, muscular;
Thorax: deep and well settled between the forelimbs;
Abdomen: well-held;
Thighs and buttocks: of proper length, straight, muscular, averagely convex;
Limbs: solid constitution, relatively short shank, slender tendons;
Joints: broad, well-shaped, straight;
Foot: compact, well-shaped, resistent, relatively broad;
Verticals: generally correct seen from front, side and back

The "Delta" horse a derivation of the Camargue horse
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