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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 bangs, long mane and tail. The colors of horses can be different – for example, red, bay, gray, black, pie. No blunt horses. Icelanders themselves count up to a hundred variations and shades of colors.
Icelandic horses should not be confused with ponies, despite their similarities.
Icelandic horses reach maturity late – at 7-8 years, but live long – up to 40 years. Grown in the so-called. herd breeding, in the fresh air. Only with the onset of winter they are driven into shelter. Horses are not afraid of cold weather, as they are overgrown with thick dense coat, and rarely get sick. Continue reading
Morgan, the horse of Morgan, is one of the first breeds of horses bred in the USA.  According to the traceable genetic fund, it comes from the male “Figure (Eng.) Russian.”, Later renamed “Justin Morgan” in honor of its owner, a famous breeder and composer Justin Morgan.
Morgans have been used on many roles in 19th century American history: as a harness horse and as a running horse, as a ubiquitous mount, and as cavalry horses during the American Civil War on both sides of the conflict. The Morgans influenced other major American breeds, including the American Quarter Horse, Tennessee Walking Horse and Standardbred. During the 19th and 20th centuries, they were exported to other countries, including England, where they influenced the breeding of Hackne. Continue reading