Icelandic horse is a breed of horse raised in Iceland. Its characteristic features are small stature (up to 144 cm at the withers), stocky and rough, large head, shaggy dense bangs, long mane and tail. The colors of horses can be different – for example, red, bay, gray, black, pie. No blunt horses. Icelanders themselves count up to a hundred variations and shades of colors.
Icelandic horses should not be confused with ponies, despite their similarities.
Icelandic horses reach maturity late – at 7-8 years, but live long – up to 40 years. Grown in the so-called. herd breeding, in the fresh air. Only with the onset of winter they are driven into shelter. Horses are not afraid of cold weather, as they are overgrown with thick dense coat, and rarely get sick. Continue reading
Falabella is a breed of horses whose representatives are the smallest horses in the world. Bred in Argentina, active work on fixing the main features of the breed was carried out from the end of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. The breed is named after the Falabella family, which has devoted many years to breeding this breed at its ranch near Buenos Aires. The Falabella breed also contains a certain percentage of Spanish blood (Andalusian), since the initial herd from which the breeding began was originally composed of small Spanish horses, as well as creollo.
The idea of breeding a miniature breed of horses originally belonged to the Irish Patrick Newall, who also lived in Argentina. Continue reading
Thoroughbred sports horse from Germany – Trakenenskaya (part 2)
Like many individuals of warm-blooded breeds, tragenes perfectly combine softness, complaisance with courage and determination in their character.
They are quite active, mobile, efficient, and at the same time they are ready to listen to a person and communicate with him on equal terms. These amazing animals have many wonderful qualities, they are very fast, patient, hardy, physically strong, and at the same time noble and intelligent.
Warm-blooded horses are of European origin and have average weight. If we recall the history of their appearance, then such individuals were bred and adapted for the needs of the army and harmoniously combine in their character swiftness and temper, irresistibility and speed of movement, as well as humility, which is extremely necessary for horses that can be used in the field of agricultural work. horse of the trakenensky breed Continue reading