Origin of the breed

Bosnian-Herzegovinian mountain horse or Bosnian mountain horse or just mountain (orig. hill) horse, by its size and exterior, belongs to a group of small horses - ponies.

The mountain horse is a descendant of the wild south-Russian steppe horse, Tarpan, of which the last specimen perished in the 1880s, and the wild Mongol steppe horse, Przevalski, which has persevered until today.

In the 15th century, in the region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Arab horse blood was introduced to the breed, which caused a huge diversity in the body constitution of the horse. Thus, in the general population one meets types of mountain horse that by its figure remind one of the original form of Przevalski, the original form of Tarpan and different kinds of cross-breeds with Arab breeds.