A relatively young breed was bred as a result of crossbreeding of Don and Black Sea mares with thoroughbred horse stallions (the Black Sea breed was used by the Cossacks who settled in the Kuban in the eighteenth century and was similar to the Don, but somewhat inferior to it in size and massiveness).
The aim of the selection was to create a good hardy cavalry horse. The center of the breeding program, conducted through careful selection, became the Rostov region. The best mares crossed with the best Anglo-Don stallions.
Mares were fed better and, which is unusual for Russian horse breeding of that time, were kept in stalls in winter, believing that mares would produce healthier offspring if they were not forced to spend energy so as not to freeze. Continue reading
Oldenburg breed of horses
The breed was brought to the river in Oldenburg in the eighteenth century and has since been greatly improved; today it is representatives who take part in all European festivities and ceremonies. These horses have a distinctive beauty of soft, gentle nature, and they cope with almost any job in the farm.
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Lipitsian (Lipitsan, Lipisan) – a breed of horse-harnessed horses. Growth about 147-157 centimeters, have a light gray color. They have high ability to learn complex tricks with a massive body.
The breed was bred in the 16-17 centuries. in the village of Lipitsa, which is why it was named. The breed is associated with the old Viennese Spanish riding school.
At the withers, most of them are 147-157 centimeters , although those horses that are brought closer to the harness reach 165 centimeters . Continue reading