The Barb or Berber horse (Berber: ⴰⵢⵢⵉⵙ ⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖ; Arabic: حصان بربري) is a North African breed of riding horse with great hardiness and stamina. It is closely associated with the Berber or Amazigh peoples of the Maghreb. Like the Turk and Arab, it is an ancient breed of Oriental foundation type. It has influenced a number of modern breeds, including many in northern and western Africa.
Also known as
This breed is also called Arab-Berber, Arabian Berber, Barb / Barb Horse, Barb Horse, Barbary Horse, Barbary Roan, Berber, Spanish-Barb as well as West African Barb.
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