Dongol(a) Horse

    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.

Translated by Ludvik K Stanek a.k.a. Lee Stanek from the 1953 Special Zoo-Technique - Breeding of Horses
Published in 1953 by the Czechoslovakian Academy of Agricultural Science and certified by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Written by: MVDr Ludvik Ambroz, Frabtisek Bilek, MVDr Karel Blazek, Ing. Jaromir Dusek, Ing. Karel Hartman, Hanus Keil, pro. MVDr Emanuel Kral, Karel Kloubek, Ing. Dr. Frantisek Lerche, Ing. Dr Vaclav Michal, Ing. Dr Zdenek Munki, Ing. Vladimir Mueller, MVDr Julius Penicka, pro. MVDr Emil Pribyl, MVDr Lev Richter, prof. Ing. Dr Josef Rechta, MVDr Karel Sejkora and Ing. Dr Jindrich Steinitz.