HORSE BREEDS (part 1)
Each horse breed has some special qualities and characteristic colors. So, for example, horses of the Budyonnovsky breed are usually red and never black. If a foal is born of an unusual suit for a given breed, then an impurity of some other breed is manifested.
The geographic distribution of the rocks was initially determined mainly by habitat conditions. In countries with severe winters, horses usually grow thick winter coat, and for wintering they had enough limited food supplies. And horses from countries with warmer climates are adapted to high temperatures. Human intervention has partly changed this situation. Some breeds became extinct, new ones were bred. The man also made a significant contribution to interbreeding.
To breed different breeds, special conditions for keeping horses are created. This is how horse factories came about with stables protecting horses from the scorching heat or winter cold; arenas with special soil for training horses; with fenced areas for grazing and watering. Continue reading
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 that is inherited from one generation to another. It is thanks to this fact that the breed is today called not only pride, but also a symbol of domestic horse breeding.
Photo of the Oryol trotter
The modern trotter, as can be seen in the photo, has a good physique. This small horse has a slightly dry head and a wide forehead, its profile is slightly humpy, the neck is distinguished by an excellent bend and is located high, the withers have clear lines. The croup of such an animal is sloping, the body is somewhat elongated, has strong legs. Specialists distinguish several types of exteriors of excellent representatives, which can be seen in the photo. These include dry (it is light), massive (very similar to a heavy truck) and intermediate. Despite the presence of such a variety of horse species, the blood of noble Arabian horses flows in each of them. Continue reading
Andalusian horse: description, character and breeding of the breed (part 1)
General description of the breed
Bright representatives of the species can be safely called the standard of horse beauty. Since the Andalusian breed of horses is so strong and hardy, fast and graceful, outwardly impressively beautiful, that the images of these horses can be found on the canvases of Renaissance artists. The Spaniards have long ranked their horses as Pura Raza Espanola (Pure Spanish Horse or PRE), and also have a studbook.
Bay horse of the Andalusian breed
One of the most plausible versions of the appearance of the breed among the three well-known is recognized as such. When Muslims invaded the territory of Spain with their stallions in 711, there were domestic horses that looked like Portuguese sorai ponies. Continue reading