Horse holidays
Italy. July 2 and August 16 Every year, twice during the summer, the Palio Festival is held in Siena - horseback riding on the city streets and a small square…

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Equestrian competitions
Technological progress, bestowing its benefits, and brought a lot of negative - increased pace of life, extreme emotional impact on the nervous system, environmental pollution. And man increasingly began to…

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Horse teeth, determining the age of the horse
Horses, as you know, herbivorous animals, theoretically they had the whole day to eat the grass - a coarse plant food They chew, making circular movements of the lower jaw.…

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Cavalry new time

Cavalry new time

In the 16th century, the spread of field artillery, muskets and rush led to a change in the balance of power between infantry and cavalry in favor of infantry.

Knightly cavalry divided into two branches, – Reitars and gendarmes (heavily armed – classical knights). The gendarmes appeared in continuous articulated armor, which by then had reached maximum reliability and weight, and on armored horses. Continue reading

Horse in the middle ages

The refutation of the myth of the giant medieval “Warhorse”.
The education system perpetuated many myths about the Middle Ages.

Among them – the fact that women had no rights, the armor was incredibly heavy, the growth of men averaged 5 – 6 feet, and all the warhorses were huge – above 17 hand (measure of length “hand” = 4 inch = 10.16 cm )

Research on the breeding and use of medieval horses, and warhorse (a term denoting a war horse) in particular, would show that horses above 17 hands (measured at withers) were not the norm at that time. Continue reading

These different horses
The rider soared over the obstacle. The audience froze, leaned forward, as if hoping to help the brave man. But the horse, without hitting unsteady poles, landed and galloped to…

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The meaning of the word Horse
HORSE-I, mn. Coney, Hey, M. Horse (mostly about the male; in the speech of the military, konnozavodskaya practice, as well as in poetic speech). Warhorse. Farm trotting horses. What are…

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Competitions on Russian Troika
Why are people so attracted to riding on threes? Well, first, your speed. Once Russian Troika were the main way and means of transportation of passengers and mail. Good horses…

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Classification of thoroughbred horses
A million, sometimes more, we have now to pay for frisky trotters very often That's how highly prized thoroughbred horses are! And not only trotters, but also horses used at…

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