Modern horse breeds, horse suits
Horse breeds are grouped into several main groups There are more than 200 breeds of horses bred for a variety of purposes. They differ in type, exterior, body size, performance.…

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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…

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How to develop the Russian horse-breeding
Russian horse breeding should be divided into three completely independent types, equally oppressed by unfavorable economic conditions, but requiring completely different measures for its prosperity. Thus, the breeding of mass,…

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Horses of the don breed

For many centuries horses of the don breed
On donchaks Russian soldiers under the leadership of the famous commander A. V. Suvorov made the famous transition through the Alps. The dons fought valiantly during the Patriotic war of 1812 ataman Platov Cossacks against Napoleon’s troops.

There is still the Karabakh Azerbaijani, Uzbek carbary, Carpathian Hutsul horses, Tajik locity,- all not to enumerate. During the years of Soviet power eleven new breeds of horses were created, including Kustanai, tori, Vladimir, heavy, Russian Trotter.

In the USSR 103 state horse plant, 60 racecourses, 700 collective and state horse centres, 150 state factory stables and plasticy in which there are more than two thousand breeding stallions.

Only on the territory of the USSR there are 58 state stud farms, not counting the Pilot plant of the Institute of horse breeding. At the disposal of these plants more than 21 thousand horses, including 6210 breeding mares. In the Agricultural and Veterinary academies at the departments of horse breeding prepare highly qualified specialists. Near Moscow, in the village of Uspensky, there is a training and demonstration stud.

One of the heroes of Shakespeare in the tragedy of “Richard III” exclaims: “Horse, horse, half the Kingdom for the horse!”These words almost in direct sense can be attributed to value of modern thoroughbred horse. Not so long ago in the United States seven-year-old horse named Producer – master races at the racetrack – was sold at an international auction for 5 million 250 thousand dollars! I do not know if this record is in the Guinness book, but according to my information, this is the highest price that has ever been offered for one horse. Before that, I heard about the sum of “only” four and a half million dollars.

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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Pretty awesome
I was a tarpan. There was a whole herd of us, and we raced across the steppe, leaping over hills and ravines. The earth flew under our feet, and we…

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Horse language
The horses communicate with each other mostly soundlessly: through facial expressions, posture and body movement. Between themselves differ not only in their smell, but also in their appearance. Movement of…

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Horse games
Alaman-Baiga (in Uzbekistan "Alaman-Poig") One of the oldest and most popular equestrian sports among the Kazakhs and Uzbeks. For the Kazakhs, this is a jump over rough terrain over a…

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