Slovenian Coldblood Horse. A landrace (a domestic animal that developed naturally by adapting to its environment rather than by human selection) as well as a breed, this draft horse is critically endangered. Slovenian agricultural experts are trying to save it, and the strong genetic diversity in landraces may help. photo: Lothar Lenz.
The Abtenauer is a rare draft horse breed. It is the smallest variant of the Noriker horse, but is very strong despite its small size. Bred in the isolated valley of Abtenau, south of Salzburg in Austria, it is a consolidated population in itself.