Noriker (Austria). Very early in the breeding history of the Noriker horse, baroque horses also played an important role. With the establishment of the stud farm Rif, near Salzburg in 1565. This influence is visible in the conformation of these horses: Roman heads with a powerful and compact topline, long manes and tails. Baroque influence is also visible in a great variety of coat colours,Noriker stallion, Twingo Vulkan. photo: Irene Gams.
Noriker (Austria). Beside the basic coat colours bay, black and chestnut, there are spotted Leopard complex horses, Mohrenköpfe (blue roan), and other roan colors, tobianos and overos. Gray does not occur. Img: Noriker stallion, Ramur Nero. photo: Irene Gams.
The Noriker horse, also historically known as the Pinzgauer horse, is an autochthonous, moderately heavy Austrian draught horse breed. The origins of the Noriker horse are assumed to be the central Alpine region around the highest mountain of Austria, the Grossglockner.