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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More about riding in harness
It is unlikely we will be mistaken if we assume that the carts already existed for 2000 years BC Already ancient Persians drove the fours in a four-wheeled covered wagon.…

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The horse is man-made
Horses man virtually created All contained on the stud farms horses are the product of centuries of breeding, selection. Their biological features include a relatively small digestive system: single-chamber stomach,…

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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.

The role of horses in human life
It is difficult to overestimate the importance of horses in the development of human society over the past 5,000 years In human life, it played a more important role than…

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Year of the horse - preparing for the new year!
This year it is necessary to devote time to General cleaning on December 31, and especially plumbing: there is a belief that with leaking water from the taps from the…

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The holiday of Flora and Laurus, in Russia revered as patrons of cattle, especially horses, and domestic animals, falls on August 31 (August 18, old style)
August 31 - the memory of Flora and Lavra, who have long been revered in Russia as patrons of domestic animals, especially horses. On this day, the horse festival was…

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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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