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
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 breed appeared as much as 5 thousand years ago, that is, it has a deep and ancient history of origin. It all started with the fact that the inhabitants of Central Asia wanted to have not only a beautiful, but also a hardy horse, which would have a whole host of positive qualities.
Akhal-Teke variety of horses
The name of this amazing animal consists of the name of the oasis of Akhal and the Tekin tribe, who lived in those years in the aforementioned area. Since its inception, the Akhal-Teke horse has become the most coveted and most valuable gift that could be presented to a person at that time. Continue reading