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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
Russian heavy truck is an excellent muscular horse
Representatives of this breed are quite frisky and small in comparison with other heavy trucks. Horses have a muscular body, a medium-sized head with a straight profile. The animals have a thick mane, and there are also brushes on the limbs. The horses’ neck is wide, short and fleshy, the back is soft, the lower back is even and powerful. Croup – bifurcated, with a normal slope and width. Photo of a Russian heavy-horse breed horse The limbs of Russian heavy-duty vehicles are short, but strong and dry, hind legs are often saber fenders. The color of the breed is usually red-roan, bay, and only occasionally – black individuals. Modern representatives reach 150 cm at the withers. The average chest circumference is 184 cm, the oblique length is 154 cm, and the metacarpal circumference is 21 cm. The mass of males is up to 700 kg, females up to 600 kg.
There are three lines of Russian heavy trucks: Continue reading