Monthly Archives: March 2017
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
Ancient breed of horses – Arabian thoroughbred (part 1)
Typical features of the Arabian breed of horses: a square head in the forehead with a slightly concave nose bridge, dry build, a curved neck. The ears are thin and very mobile. The horse’s body is round, the croup is straight and long. In the photo of the Arabian horse you will see all the beauty and grace of these ancient horses.
Galloping Arabian thoroughbred horse
The limbs of the horses are thin and long, but strong, the tail is high. The muscular forearms are well developed. Metacarpus solid, short, hock joints low, large length and width. Headstock of medium length, with the right angle. The hooves of the Arab thoroughbred horse are small, rounded, and are distinguished by a hardy and strong base. In general, the setting of the legs is very successful. Continue reading