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…

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Friesian breed - elegant Dutch horse (part 1)
The Friesian horse breed has an easily recognizable exterior. The following parameters are characteristic of this species: the head is quite elongated and large with very expressive eyes. She has…

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Oldenburg horse breed
The Oldenburg breed is one of the oldest warm-blooded horse breeds that arose in the 17th century in a small German county (Oldenburg province, East Frisia). Named in honor of…

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Monthly Archives: November 2018

French sel

Creation and Development
The history of the modern French seldom breed began in the 19th century in horse breeding areas of Normandy, where local and often rude Norman mares happened to have thoroughbred horse stallions imported from England, as well as English half-blood stallions and stallions of some of the most important Norfolk horse breeding lines. At that time, English half-blood stallions actually had obvious features and character of the Norfolk riding breed.

With their usual insight, the Norman horse breeders began to breed various types of horses that meet the requirements of the moment. They created two crosses. The first, Anglo-Norman, is divided into two main types – a draft cow and a riding horse; the second type was a frisky draft horse, which was bred specifically in order to satisfy the great demand for horses suitable for racing. Over time, the type of draft horse separated from the main breed and became a French trotter. Continue reading

American curly horse

Folk selection
Enterprising farmers decided to cross caught mustangs with their own horses. Soon this initiative was supported by their neighbors. So in the selection process was attended not only the horse Morgan, a breed popular in those days, but even purebred Arabian horses.

Officially, the new breed was registered in 1971 under the name American Bashkir Curly Horse (American Curly Bashkir).

Currently, it allows many varieties. Only the presence of curly wavy hair is common.

American Curly Horse Photo

It has been documented that similar horses were among the Sioux and Crow Indians at the beginning of the 19th century. Presumably, they came to them from Russian settlers who allegedly brought Transbaikal curly horses (Bashkirs) to the American continent. Continue reading

Akhal-Teke - reference riding horse (part 1)
The Akhal-Teke breed of horses was once so adored by people that in honor of it they created a cult and made this animal the object of their worship. This…

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Pegay's favorite American horse suit
Experts believe that the pinto suit appeared a very long time ago, just like the rest of the monochrome ones. Even in ancient Egyptian books you can find illustrations with…

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Features of the most popular sports breed Hanover (part 1)
The appearance of Hanoverian horses combines beauty and strength. An important role in the appearance of this breed was played by the English king George II, who was simultaneously the…

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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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