American curly horse
Folk selection Enterprising farmers decided to cross caught mustangs with their own horses. Soon this initiative was supported by their neighbors. So in the selection process was attended not only…

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French sel
Creation and Development The history of the modern French seldom breed began in the 19th century in horse breeding areas of Normandy, where local and often rude Norman mares happened…

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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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mountain horses

American curly horse

Folk selection
Enterprising farmers decided to cross caught mustangs with their own horses. Soon this initiative was supported by their neighbors. So in the selection process was attended not only the horse Morgan, a breed popular in those days, but even purebred Arabian horses.

Officially, the new breed was registered in 1971 under the name American Bashkir Curly Horse (American Curly Bashkir).

Currently, it allows many varieties. Only the presence of curly wavy hair is common.

American Curly Horse Photo

It has been documented that similar horses were among the Sioux and Crow Indians at the beginning of the 19th century. Presumably, they came to them from Russian settlers who allegedly brought Transbaikal curly horses (Bashkirs) to the American continent. Continue reading

Hannover horse

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.

Breed characteristics
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

Universal breed of horses Karachaevskaya – a real highlander

Experts say that the Karachay breed of horses was fully formed closer to the 15th century in Elbrus region. It was here, among the amazing picturesque nature, on the pastures that are located near the rivers of the famous Black and Caspian Seas, horse breeding was well developed in those years. Most likely, such horses as Scythian and Nogai had a huge influence on the formation of the Karachai horse breed. Already in the 19th century, such noble horses were popular far beyond the territory of the Caucasus. The famous Hungarian scientist Jean Charles de Bess wrote in his literary works that the Karachais are breeding beautiful horses. Of course, he was referring to the already known Karachai breed of horses.

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OSSETIAN ROCK HORSE (part 2)
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