Akhal-Teke – reference riding horse (part 2)
Akhal-Teke variety of horses
Despite the fact that the Akhal-Teke residents have a rather colorful appearance and characteristic features of the exterior, they also have some individual distinctive features.
Inside the breed, experts distinguish three types of horses – the main one, whose representatives are tall and have long body lines, the middle – these horses are not as large as the first, and massive – the most wide-bodied individuals. As travelers’ notes tell us, such a division existed many years ago. Continue reading
Oryol breed – the pride of Russian horse breeding (part 2)
How did the breed
The first breeder of these horses, as mentioned above, was the notorious Count Alexei Orlov-Chesmensky. When he had already resigned, he began to devote all his time to breeding work. Starting from 1775, the count travels to the countries of Europe and Asia, acquiring horses of all kinds in them. In fact, the history of the Oryol trotters dates back to the distant 1776, when the count bought for a fantastic amount and brought back to his homeland a stallion with hot Arab blood flowing in his veins – Smetanka horse. Every horse lover can see a photo of this handsome man today and appreciate all his virtues. Continue reading