Universal breed of horses Karachaevskaya - a real highlander
Experts say that the Karachay breed of horses was fully formed closer to the 15th century in Elbrus region. It was here, among the amazing picturesque nature, on the pastures…

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Marvarian horse (part 1)
The Marwar horse (Marvari), or Malani, is a rare breed of horse from Marwar, a region in India. Known for its exotic ear shape. They are known for their stamina…

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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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Monthly Archives: February 2017

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.

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Pride of Russian horse breeding - Vladimir heavy truck
Strong horses were needed in the Middle Ages in order to bear the knight in full armor. Their weight could reach a ton, and height - 2 m. With this…

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Tusker
Story The formation of the breed was influenced by gypsies, who, together with their pinto horses, first appeared on the British Isles in the 15th century. Here gypsy horses mixed…

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Features of the riding Budennovskaya breed of horses (part 1)
According to the generally accepted classification, all horses are divided into local, draft and riding breeds. The latter, in turn, are divided into specialized (only for horseback riding) and combined…

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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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