Shire (English heavy truck) is a British breed of heavy truck horses. Horses of this breed are tall (165-185 cm at the withers, sometimes up to 219). Shires at different times set world records as the largest horses, and as the tallest horses. The name comes from the English “shir” – county. The Shire Mountain or Curt Horse breed, descended from local mares and Dutch stallions, is very famous and widespread. Despite its ancient origin, it is not entirely homogeneous in mass. Its type is highly variable – from a horse of extraordinary size and weight, suitable only for riding in steps, to large and folding ones, suitable already in a plow and cart. The suit is diverse; bald patches on the head and white stockings, often on the same hind legs, are characteristic. Usually black, bay, gray and also piebald. All parts of the body are developed in proportion; a very important article is the broad chest, back and the same sacrum. Continue reading
Features of the most popular sports breed Hanover (part 1)
The appearance of Hanoverian horses combines beauty and strength. An important role in the appearance of this breed was played by the English king George II, who was simultaneously the Elector of Hanover. Back in 1735, he founded the state stud farm in Sella. The goal was to breed universal and inexpensive animals.
Prior to this, in Hanover there was a princely stable, where albino horses were taken out. According to sources, horses were bred specifically for princely carriages. However, these animals were of little use for the needs of the people and the army. Having a capricious disposition and being easily soiled, two hundred years later the white princely albinos disappeared, leaving only the image of a horse on the coat of arms of the city. Hannover breed horse while walking Continue reading