This incredible breed of horse from the 1880s may just have had the longest manes and tails of all time.

Peculiar horse breeds have always fascinated us – remember our coverage of horses that appeared to made of liquid gold?

Legend has it that the original Oregon Long-Haired Wonder Horses were bred from a captured wild herd that roamed the mountains of Oregon. This mysterious herd allegedly ate raw meat and were akin to “wild men.” However, researchers and historians believe that this special breed was developed from Clydesdale, Percheron, and possibly Andalusian draft horses, which would explain their remarkable size.

Please SHARE these extraordinary Wonder Horses with everyone you know!

1. Oregon Long-Haired Wonder Horses were known for their rich chestnut color and amazingly long manes and tails.


2. Owners of these beautiful beasts kept their horses’ hair braided, plaited, or in pigtails to prevent tangling while they slept.


2. One Wonder Horse named White Wings had a tail that measured a whopping 17 feet in length and a mane that was 14 feet. He was described in one book as the most beautiful horse alive.


4. Linus the Oregon Wonder Horse was a star in his day. He was solid to the Eaton Brothers for $30,000 who in turn displayed his wonderous mane to captivated audiences.


5. While these horses appear to be mystical beasts from another planet, a New Zealand Observer reporter claims that their origins are quite ordinary.


6. “The first of these long-maned Oregon Wonders came to light in the [eighteen-]eighties, being worked on a farm in Oregon. He was then taken East and put on exhibition, dying in Coney Island in 1887,” the reporter wrote.


7. “His son Linus was the only colt sired by him of which there is a record that he had the same superabundance of hirsute [hair] and Linus II was likewise the only one of the sort got by his sire.”



9. Oregon Long-Haired Wonder Horses no longer exist, but they will live on through the amazing photos taken of them.


Please SHARE these fascinating animals of the past so that they will never be forgotten!


You May Also Like

She Used Bricks And TRASH CANS To Make THIS For Her Front Yard, And It’s SO CUTE!

She bought SIX trash cans in two different sizes and put them…

Audience Laughs Timid 53-Year-Old Farm Lady She Starts To Sing

Jacqueline Faye‘s audition has garnered millions of views and shares on the Internet.…

Young Girl Has No Idea Deployed Mother Will Show Up To Her School Concert

Christmas is the time everyone should spend with their family. Unfortunately, there…

9-year-old stuns millions of viewrs by performing “most difficult” song known worldwide

At a very young age, Amira Willighagen became a prodigy. With her…