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Height at withers up to 175 cm; the typical suit is gray, but there is also a crow. Designed for work requiring special strength and endurance, they are also very widely used for horseback riding because of the particularly gentle running.
Bred in France at the beginning of the XIX century by crossing eastern, mainly Arab stallions with a local harness of heavy western type. Perserons were imported into Russia in the 19th century.
The Persherons derive their name from the abundant pastures of the Perche breeding area south of the mouth of the River Seine; they represent a purebred Nori horse containing a highly variable admixture of oriental blood; to resort to such crossing has caused the need for strong and fast horses, necessary for the postal chase and omnibus. Continue reading
The Mustang is a semi-wild horse of the American prairies.
The Mustangs were the riding horses of the Indians. Different tribes of Indians chose animals of different suits. Cheyenne Indians considered, for example, mustangs with patches on the head of sacred animals with magical properties capable of securing victory in battle. They were called mascots.
The ancestors of the Mustangs were wild horses of Spanish conquerors in America. They were brought here in the sixteenth century. Some of them escaped freedom and adapted to life on the prairies. Continue reading