The Dongol horse is/was bred in upper Egypt and eastern Sudan. This horse is taller and stronger than the Arabian, mostly black (dark bay) with longer, narrower head, on longer leg with slanted hind end. Hence there seem to be obvious evidence of crossbreeding with the Barb, possibly the blood of the western horse. Adamez is not excluding the possibility that the European horses of the western type came with the Christian crusaders into the regions. During the Italian-Abyssinian war, the entire Abyssinian (Ethiopia) cavalry was equipped with the Dongol horses, which were excellent riding horses. Therefore these horses were imported to Ireland, where there were used to create a lighter version of the Hunter horse. The Germans also conducted similar experiments as well.