Basic History: The Anglo-Norman developed in Normandy when Thoroughbreds and heavy drafts were bred together. In the 1830s, Norman breeders would cross their mares with half-breeds and Thoroughbreds, although later breeders only used English TB horses. Before then, people think that they originally descended from ancient Roman times when Bidet horses were crossed with draft mares to produce horses for war. In 1958, the term Anglo-Norman was replaced by the name "Cheval de Selle Francais". It means French Saddle Horse.
Habitat: This breed of horse is very large and strong, so they would fit in well in the mountains or forest.
Quick Facts: The Anglo-Norman excels in jumping competitions. One famous Anglo-Norman was Lutteur B, who was an Olympic Gold Metal winner at Tokyo in 1964.