The main senses of the horse
Various excitations coming from the external environment and internal organs of the animal are perceived by the senses and then analyzed in the cerebral cortex. The body of the animal…

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Horse professions (Part 2)
All over the world horses are sold for leisure, sport and work purposes. For example, the American horse Association estimates horse-related transactions in the United States of more than $…

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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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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Cavalry in the middle ages

Knightly cavalry
Up to the Second World War, the power of the armies was determined not only by men, but also by horses. Until 1945, most of the German artillery was transported on a horse-drawn carriage, and large cavalry units remained in the Soviet army.
However, if in the 20th century horses in war retained exclusively transport functions, in previous eras their role was not limited to transportation. Continue reading

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 Steppe. And wrong.

The first mentions of horsemen are not connected with the nomadic peoples of Eurasia, but with the Assyrian army. In the X century BC, when the nomadic cattle breeding in the Eurasian steppes was still in its infancy, the Assyrians, taking into account the lack of patency of the chariots, invented to use the soldiers, who were directly on the backs of horses, to chase the enemy and reconnaissance. Continue reading

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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The story of a horse
History horse begins 65 million years (early Eocene) ago With a small, like a small dog Eohippus, or hyracoteria, with a flexible arched spine and a long tail. This animal…

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Build a good relationship with a horse
First you need to know the horse's sense organs and how they can be influenced. Horses react to the outside world with the help of five senses: taste, smell, hearing,…

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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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