Akhal-Teke - reference riding horse (part 1)
The Akhal-Teke breed of horses was once so adored by people that in honor of it they created a cult and made this animal the object of their worship. This…

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Oryol breed - the pride of Russian horse breeding (part 2)
How did the breed The first breeder of these horses, as mentioned above, was the notorious Count Alexei Orlov-Chesmensky. When he had already resigned, he began to devote all his…

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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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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

Breeds of horses for transportation of heavy cargo
The breed of horses The Soviet heavy truck has a lot of advantages that are indispensable for animals, often called to perform heavy physical work. This beautiful horse is not…

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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…

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Pride of Russian horse breeding - Vladimir heavy truck
Strong horses were needed in the Middle Ages in order to bear the knight in full armor. Their weight could reach a ton, and height - 2 m. With this…

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