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…

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German half-breed Holstein breed of horses
This wonderful breed of horses can rightfully be proud of its rather long history. Once such horses were indispensable for riders during the war, because the courage and balanced nature…

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Marvarian horse (part 2)
Breed description Bouncing marvari The average growth of marvari is 152-163 cm. Horses originating from different parts of India, as a rule, have a height in the range of 142-173…

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Budennovskaya breed of horses

A relatively young breed was bred as a result of crossbreeding of Don and Black Sea mares with thoroughbred horse stallions (the Black Sea breed was used by the Cossacks who settled in the Kuban in the eighteenth century and was similar to the Don, but somewhat inferior to it in size and massiveness).

The aim of the selection was to create a good hardy cavalry horse. The center of the breeding program, conducted through careful selection, became the Rostov region. The best mares crossed with the best Anglo-Don stallions.

Mares were fed better and, which is unusual for Russian horse breeding of that time, were kept in stalls in winter, believing that mares would produce healthier offspring if they were not forced to spend energy so as not to freeze. Continue reading

Akhal-Teke – reference riding horse (part 2)

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Akhal-Teke variety of horses

Despite the fact that the Akhal-Teke residents have a rather colorful appearance and characteristic features of the exterior, they also have some individual distinctive features.

Inside the breed, experts distinguish three types of horses – the main one, whose representatives are tall and have long body lines, the middle – these horses are not as large as the first, and massive – the most wide-bodied individuals. As travelers’ notes tell us, such a division existed many years ago. Continue reading

Ancient breed of horses - Arabian thoroughbred (part 1)
Typical features of the Arabian breed of horses: a square head in the forehead with a slightly concave nose bridge, dry build, a curved neck. The ears are thin and…

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OSSETIAN ROCK HORSE (part 2)
He left the following description of horses that were used for riding by Ingush mountaineers: “Horses in the mountains are small, but hardy, light on the move” [12, p. 372].…

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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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