Russian scientists found out how modern horse breeds appeared
Using cutting-edge DNA research methods, an international research team of archaeologists, geneticists and evolutionary biologists from 85 scientific institutions around the world has collected genomic data that spans the last…

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OSSETIAN ROCK HORSE (part 3)
Archaeological material belonging to the Scythian period reflects close contacts between Iranian-speaking nomads and Caucasian tribes. Particularly intense interaction took place in the Central Caucasus. Under the influence of the…

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Friesian breed - elegant Dutch horse (part 1)
The Friesian horse breed has an easily recognizable exterior. The following parameters are characteristic of this species: the head is quite elongated and large with very expressive eyes. She has…

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Oldenburg horse breed

The Oldenburg breed is one of the oldest warm-blooded horse breeds that arose in the 17th century in a small German county (Oldenburg province, East Frisia). Named in honor of its founder, Count Anton Gunter von Oldenburg (1603-1667), who was passionately fond of horse breeding. His horse breeder subsequently became the best in Germany. And no wonder. Many factors contributed to this: a mild marine climate, spacious pastures rich in greenery, and also close proximity to Holland, which has long been famous for its ancient traditions of horse breeding. The Oldenburg horse at the beginning of its evolutionary development looked like a harnessed one, with a high-ranking gait (for the convenience of a collar), with movable wrists and shoulders. Then over the years, the appearance of the horse changed. German horse breeders always quickly adapted to the ever-changing demands on horses. However, it was not so much a quick change of orientation that made the Oldenburg horses popular, but rather the high quality standards for horses. For example, throughout the 17th century, the Oldenburg horse acted as a baroque-style horse. Continue reading

Friesian breed – elegant Dutch horse (part 1)

The Friesian horse breed has an easily recognizable exterior. The following parameters are characteristic of this species:

the head is quite elongated and large with very expressive eyes. She has a straight profile with short and neat ears;
wide enough nostrils;
a long and muscular neck that has a graceful bend. The extended and developed withers are characteristic;
very powerful shoulders;
strong enough and strong back. It is long and relatively soft;
deep and strong body that has slanting shoulders. The chest is of moderate width;
croup inclined, with a low set tail. Continue reading

Shi
Shire (English heavy truck) is a British breed of heavy truck horses. Horses of this breed are tall (165-185 cm at the withers, sometimes up to 219). Shires at different…

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Icelandic horse
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…

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Pegay's favorite American horse suit
Experts believe that the pinto suit appeared a very long time ago, just like the rest of the monochrome ones. Even in ancient Egyptian books you can find illustrations with…

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