These amazing horses
People have lived side by side with such amazing and cute animals as horses for so long. The horse to person was the assistant, a warrior, a friend So many…

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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,…

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Horses in antiquity
Cavalry of antiquity If you ask, where for the first time it occurred to a man to climb onto the horse’s back, everyone will respond without hesitation, in the Great…

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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 look to the origins of earthly existence.

We strive to communicate with nature to give rest to the tired nervous system, to breathe the air cleared of dust and burning. We are attracted by the expanse of fields, the peace of forests, the blue of lakes and rivers. Reviving interest in horses is another thread that connects us with nature.

At the sight of the horse, people stop and can watch this beautiful and noble animal for a long time. This very contemplation, as noted by the expert on horse breeding Professor I. F. Bobylev, has a beneficial effect “on the human body and, in particular, on its overloaded stress psyche.”

More and more spectators gather equestrian competitions
They go to the racetrack, to the exciting sharpness of the struggle of running and racing, to the competitive stadiums to admire the beauty, elegance and skill of these clever animals, performing in classical equestrian sports. All this gives rise to the desire to communicate with the horse, and then try yourself in riding. Adults go to the rental, Hiking, children tend to get into the equestrian section and clubs, schools and groups.

But what do we know about the horse? Next to nothing. Earlier, when the horse was almost every sector, people with childhood saw her, studied the treatment of her, knew her habits and character. Now, those who come to the rental, buying a subscription, the instructors are introduced to the horse, starting with the basics.

Few people probably know that in some countries there are museums of horses, for example, in France, in Chantilly. There is such a Museum in Moscow. When you come to the town of the Agricultural Academy named after K. A. Timiryazev, you see the building of unusual architecture, in front of which there are sculptures of horses. This is the Museum of horse breeding. There you can get the most complete information about the horse, get acquainted with the history of horse breeding and horse breeding in the country. Only trotting horse breeding is devoted to the whole section.

The Museum has a unique collection of works of art glorifying the horse: portraits and sculptures of famous horses, carpets and cups with their images. They devoted their work to outstanding masters – Vrubel, Polenov, Serov, Surikov, Huon, claudt, Lancer Can be seen in the Museum, even the skeletons of famous horses.

The latest achievements in this field of animal husbandry are presented at the Exhibition of achievements of the national economy, where the pavilion “horse Breeding”is constantly open. The monthly magazine “horse Breeding and equestrian sport”, founded in 1842, is published in the country. Without a good set of horse breeding and horse breeding cannot develop nor riding, neither originated the industry of rest, horseback riding and Hiking.

We need horses for the huge economy of the country. And in each case the horses needed certain qualities, hence the need for removal of various species, hence the different orientation of the stud farms. Very hardy, for example, squat and strong pack Hutsul horses Carpathians, and breeding them, breeders are trying not only to keep the new generations of “Hutsul” their main feature – endurance, but also to strengthen it, to strengthen. Kazakh horses such as “jabe” – short and massive are perfectly adapted to the harsh conditions of the steppes. To work in harness and under saddle accustomed grown in Uzbekistan carbary (Garbarska breed) and so on.

Horse harness and armor
Images and finds indicate that the oldest method of bridling a horse was carried out with the help of a snaffle bit (German Trense). The early medieval bridle (German Zaumung)…

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Horse horoscope
The horse, alienated by the collective farms, is returning to man, the oldest and perhaps the most devoted friend. It seems that horse fairs, horse races, horse exhibitions are not…

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Horse breeding
The history of horse breeding was and will be determined by the desires of man. For centuries, man showed only gastronomic interest in horses. On horses were hunted, as well…

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Stray horses
There are times when the horses move away from home and it seems that they do not belong to anyone and no one needs. There can be many reasons. The…

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