Paso Fino is a proud past and one of the oldest native breeds of the Western Hemisphere. The history of these noble animals began in Spain, where, thanks to crosses, some of the most beautiful breeds of the world appeared. The Moorish occupation of Spain brought with it a Barbary horse, also known as a barbarian horse, an animal that has a strong genetic effect on the formation of horse breeds in Europe, North Africa and the New World.
Crossing with local horses allowed to get a breed of Spanish jennet, which has a soft smooth ride. Subsequently, they were crossed with the Andalusians. In 1492, Columbus discovered a continent on which there were no horses. Just as the Moors conquered Spain and brought their horses to the country, Columbus, on his second trip to the New World, delivered the first horses to Santo Domingo (now the Dominican Republic) – a group of mares and stallions from the provinces of Andalusia and Cordela. Continue reading
Morgan, the horse of Morgan, is one of the first breeds of horses bred in the USA.  According to the traceable genetic fund, it comes from the male “Figure (Eng.) Russian.”, Later renamed “Justin Morgan” in honor of its owner, a famous breeder and composer Justin Morgan.
Morgans have been used on many roles in 19th century American history: as a harness horse and as a running horse, as a ubiquitous mount, and as cavalry horses during the American Civil War on both sides of the conflict. The Morgans influenced other major American breeds, including the American Quarter Horse, Tennessee Walking Horse and Standardbred. During the 19th and 20th centuries, they were exported to other countries, including England, where they influenced the breeding of Hackne. Continue reading
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 time to breeding work. Starting from 1775, the count travels to the countries of Europe and Asia, acquiring horses of all kinds in them. In fact, the history of the Oryol trotters dates back to the distant 1776, when the count bought for a fantastic amount and brought back to his homeland a stallion with hot Arab blood flowing in his veins – Smetanka horse. Every horse lover can see a photo of this handsome man today and appreciate all his virtues. Continue reading