The Dongola is a light horse found in northern Sudan and western Eritrea. The breed
is reddish-bay and often has a white face-blaze and feet. The West African Dongola
and Sudanese Country Bred were developed from the Dongola. The breed is rare. The
original Dongola is nearly extinct because of mixed breeding with Arab, Barb, and
Arab-Barb cross-breeds. According to some, another reason for the decline in numbers
is poor management. In Sudan, stallions are favored more than mares, so strong stallions
are use and weak ones are left to breed with the mares, resulting in weak offspring.
The Donogla is a riding horse, standing at 15 to 15.2 hands high. This breed descended
from Iberian horses in Egypt taken from Numidia in the late 13th century.
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