About the breed
Nowadays, the Hanover half-breed is the most popular sports breed in the world. She can be seen at most international show jumping and dressage competitions. This is the result of German scrupulousness: the Hanover breed was carefully created for about 300 years – for various, but specific purposes. This breed was bred from an ugly livestock, improved by crossing with suitable thoroughbred riding, Arab and Trakenen horses.
Hanoverian horses have an almost perfect exterior, in which the traits of the English thoroughbred are clearly traced. Head of medium size, with a straight profile; look alive. Continue reading
The Bashkir horse breed was known in antiquity by numerous descriptions. It occurred, as it is believed, from the crossing of forest north horses brought from Asia steppes. The breed is interesting in that it is close to the tarps – wild horses, now completely exterminated.
Herd of Bashkir horses
The tarpans were small in size, with a furry suit. Bashkir horses are often savras or salty, but otherwise very similar to extinct ancestors. Initially, they were grown by Bashkirs on their territory, hence the name of the breed. Bashkiria is characterized by sharp differences in soil, climate and vegetation. The horses brought down during the resettlement by the Bashkirs had to adapt to new living conditions. Continue reading