About the breed
Nowadays, the Hanover half-breed is the most popular sports breed in the world. She can be seen at most international show jumping and dressage competitions. This is the result of German scrupulousness: the Hanover breed was carefully created for about 300 years – for various, but specific purposes. This breed was bred from an ugly livestock, improved by crossing with suitable thoroughbred riding, Arab and Trakenen horses.
Hanoverian horses have an almost perfect exterior, in which the traits of the English thoroughbred are clearly traced. Head of medium size, with a straight profile; look alive. Continue reading
Oryol breed – the pride of Russian horse breeding (part 1)
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