Icelandic horse is a breed of horse raised in Iceland. Its characteristic features are small stature (up to 144 cm at the withers), stocky and rough, large head, shaggy dense bangs, long mane and tail. The colors of horses can be different – for example, red, bay, gray, black, pie. No blunt horses. Icelanders themselves count up to a hundred variations and shades of colors.
Icelandic horses should not be confused with ponies, despite their similarities.
Icelandic horses reach maturity late – at 7-8 years, but live long – up to 40 years. Grown in the so-called. herd breeding, in the fresh air. Only with the onset of winter they are driven into shelter. Horses are not afraid of cold weather, as they are overgrown with thick dense coat, and rarely get sick. Continue reading
The Oryol trotter breed was bred in the distant 18th century at the Khrenovsky stud farm of Count Orlov. One of the distinguishing features is the ability to frisk trot that is inherited from one generation to another. It is thanks to this fact that the breed is today called not only pride, but also a symbol of domestic horse breeding.
Photo of the Oryol trotter
The modern trotter, as can be seen in the photo, has a good physique. This small horse has a slightly dry head and a wide forehead, its profile is slightly humpy, the neck is distinguished by an excellent bend and is located high, the withers have clear lines. The croup of such an animal is sloping, the body is somewhat elongated, has strong legs. Specialists distinguish several types of exteriors of excellent representatives, which can be seen in the photo. These include dry (it is light), massive (very similar to a heavy truck) and intermediate. Despite the presence of such a variety of horse species, the blood of noble Arabian horses flows in each of them. Continue reading