However, the breed managed to survive thanks to its popularity for harness racing and its versatility as a mount.
In April 2010, a filly appearing to be a double cream dilute was born, sired by a buckskin and out of a palomino.
The second-to-last roan line died out with the passing of the 1981 stallion Jesper Jr, who had no offspring.
Grey exists in one dam line, descending from mare Pelelaikka, especially through her maternal grandson E. Johtotähti 1726-93Ta, an award-winning working section stallion.
The exact origins of the early Finnish horse are currently not known.
Because the Finnhorse breed and its progenitors were the only horses in Finland for centuries, the history of horses in Finland parallels the history of the Finnhorse itself.
The combined breed standard for all four sections defines the breed as a strong, versatile horse with pleasant disposition.