Barb Horse Breed

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Barb Horse
This is a beautiful light horse who has great stamina and speed with an expressive temperament.

13 to 15HH

Grey, black, brown and black.


The Barb comes from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia which are all coastal region of the North African countries, this area used to be called the Barbary Coast which means "foreign lands"

The Barb was used by the Muslim military and in 711 The military landed in the Iberian peninsula of Spain. During its time in Spain it has helped to develop breeds such as the Andulusian, Thoroughbred, Argentinean, Criollo and American Mustang.


The World Barb Horse Organisation
This was set up in 1987 to help with the preservation of this beautiful breed.