OSSETIAN ROCK HORSE (part 3)
Archaeological material belonging to the Scythian period reflects close contacts between Iranian-speaking nomads and Caucasian tribes. Particularly intense interaction took place in the Central Caucasus. Under the influence of the…

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Budennovskaya breed of horses
A relatively young breed was bred as a result of crossbreeding of Don and Black Sea mares with thoroughbred horse stallions (the Black Sea breed was used by the Cossacks…

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Icelandic horse
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…

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crossbreeding

Halflinger

Breed history

Haflinger is an old breed of low horses, bred in the mountains of Austria, in Tyrol. The history of the halflinger can be traced back to the Middle Ages, when writers mentioned a population of horses of the eastern type living in the mountains of South Tyrol on the territory of modern Austria and northern Italy. Many villages and farms in Tirol could be reached only through narrow mountain paths, moving and carrying goods, which were only capable of agile and dexterous horses. The paintings of this area at the beginning of the 19th century depicted neat little horses with riders and packs traveling on steep mountain roads.

The first official documentation representing the halflinger (named after the Tyrolean village of Hafling, modern Italy) was provided in 1874, when a stallion who founded the breed, 249 Foley, was born from a crossbred Arab 133 El Bedawi XX and a local Tyrolean mare. Continue reading

HORSE BREEDS (part 2)

Although some believe that only Arabian and English thoroughbred belong to purebred breeds. The remaining breeds are considered warm-blooded or half-blooded. About horses of other breeds, one can say purebred, but it is not customary to say purebred.
A bedrock is a breed that can survive in a certain area without interbreeding with other local breeds or breeds brought from abroad.
A heavy truck is a workhorse whose build, muscles and stamina allow you to carry heavy loads. Heavy breed horses are usually large, massive, with a large head and well-muscled muscles. The most famous breeds of this group are barbanson, bred in Belgium; Shire breed bred in England; perchers (French district of Pershi). From domestic breeds – Vladimir heavy truck, Russian heavy truck and Soviet heavy truck. Continue reading

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 unusual spotted mares. To date, spotted horses are bred as a result of crossing individuals.

In America itself, such beautiful and noble horses appeared with the help of conquistadors. Thus, a characteristic feature is the mandatory presence of white spots on the main color background. In fact, the drawings on the body are quite diverse – their palette includes shades from the minimum presence of a white color to its maximum presence. Photo of a Bulan pinto. The spots on the body of horses representing the American variety have a peculiar irregular (chaotic) shape. Continue reading

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…

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Lippitsian horse
Lipitsian (Lipitsan, Lipisan) - a breed of horse-harnessed horses. Growth about 147-157 centimeters, have a light gray color. They have high ability to learn complex tricks with a massive body.…

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Russian scientists found out how modern horse breeds appeared
Using cutting-edge DNA research methods, an international research team of archaeologists, geneticists and evolutionary biologists from 85 scientific institutions around the world has collected genomic data that spans the last…

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Pride of Russian horse breeding - Vladimir heavy truck
Strong horses were needed in the Middle Ages in order to bear the knight in full armor. Their weight could reach a ton, and height - 2 m. With this…

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