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
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 (horse-drawn). The Budennovskaya breed of horses is just of the mixed type.
The centuries-old history of breeding for the “Budyonnovtsy” no. In addition, for the first decades, the breed was intended for the needs of cavalry, and not for sport. In the USSR, these horses were considered ideal for cavalry troops.
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The history of origin and features of Bashkir horses
The Bashkir horse breed was known in antiquity by numerous descriptions. It occurred, as it is believed, from the crossing of forest north horses brought from Asia steppes. The breed is interesting in that it is close to the tarps – wild horses, now completely exterminated.
Herd of Bashkir horses
The tarpans were small in size, with a furry suit. Bashkir horses are often savras or salty, but otherwise very similar to extinct ancestors. Initially, they were grown by Bashkirs on their territory, hence the name of the breed. Bashkiria is characterized by sharp differences in soil, climate and vegetation. The horses brought down during the resettlement by the Bashkirs had to adapt to new living conditions. Continue reading