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Foutanké

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Conservation status  [not recognized
Country of origin  Senegal
Other names  Fouta Sine-Saloum
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Similar  Anglo‑Kabarda, Messara horse, Galiceno, Andravida horse, Tawleed

The Foutanké or Fouta is a breed or type of light horse from Senegal, in West Africa. It results from the cross-breeding of a Fleuve stallion with an M'Bayar mare; its conformation is similar to that of the Fleuve.:15 It is one of the four recognised Senegalese horse breeds – the others being the M'Bayar, the Fleuve and the M'Par:23 – and is highly valued for horse-racing.:38

History

The origins of the horse in Senegal are not documented.:261 In 1996, Senegal had a horse population of about 400,000 head, the largest of any West African country.:36 This was a substantial increase from the 216,000 reported in 1978,:10 and a much greater increase from the population after the Second World War, estimated at barely 30,000.:260 Population numbers for the Foutanké are not reported. In 2007 the FAO did not have data from which to estimate the conservation status of the breed.:101

References

Foutanké Wikipedia


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