The horse played an important role in the life of Ossetians. In almost all written sources mentioning Ossetians, one can always find reports of their horses [2; 7; 8; 13; fourteen; 16]. Osteological material in the burial places of antiquity and the Middle Ages testifies to the widespread use of horses among the Ossetian ancestors. Ethnographic material demonstrates the important place of a horse among Ossetians during the period of traditional societies [1; 5]. The data of Ossetian linguistics and folklore also indicate the development of horse breeding among Ossetians in the past .
The relevance of the topic of this study is determined by the extremely unsatisfactory state of knowledge of the issue of the Ossetian horse. A deep and comprehensive study of the role of the horse in military affairs involves the study of the type of horse that was used by Ossetians in the mountains. In this article, based on various sources, mainly written evidence, we will consider the features of the Ossetian rock breed of the horse and try to illuminate the history of its origin. Continue reading
Like many individuals of warm-blooded breeds, tragenes perfectly combine softness, complaisance with courage and determination in their character.
They are quite active, mobile, efficient, and at the same time they are ready to listen to a person and communicate with him on equal terms. These amazing animals have many wonderful qualities, they are very fast, patient, hardy, physically strong, and at the same time noble and intelligent.
Warm-blooded horses are of European origin and have average weight. If we recall the history of their appearance, then such individuals were bred and adapted for the needs of the army and harmoniously combine in their character swiftness and temper, irresistibility and speed of movement, as well as humility, which is extremely necessary for horses that can be used in the field of agricultural work. horse of the trakenensky breed Continue reading