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The German army sent remount commissions to purchase the horses in these breeding areas. But later as the war was in progress the German Army took over the beutepferde (mainly from France) and the pferdepanje in the east...........In the peacetime, the horses were purchased in the German breeding areas. The mass of the riding horses and the draw horses came thereby from East Prussia followed by the Hanoverian for the same use. For the artillery and the light horse-drawn of the infantry Holsteiner, Oldenburger and Ostfriesen horses were used primarily as draw horses. The heavy draw horses were from the remaining breeding areas.