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 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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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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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 overcome on a good road almost on kilometer in a minute!

The all-Union record – 2 minutes 56.6 seconds at a distance of 2400 meters – was set in 1977 by P. Popov on a three with a black korennik Sandpaper. And 1600 meters, the other three were even in 1.54,2.

This result was achieved in 1978 O. MITAS (Wheeler gray Signal). Continue reading

The horse in the mythology of the Celts, the Water horse

In various mythopoetic traditions animals appear sometimes as assistants to mythological characters, their attributes or symbols.

Among the Celts this animal was the horse. Among the cult objects that make up the heritage of the Celts is the original chariot, on which sits a goddess with a spear, pursuing a boar. Researchers believe that this goddess Epona, which is often depicted on horseback or standing at the horses.

Horse often featured in early Celtic literature. For example, Gilles de Care, appearing in one of the tales of the cycle of Finn – the legendary sage and seer, and sometimes warrior – meets the army of Finn, leading on the occasion of a miserable gray horse, and then throws the reins, and the animal attacks the cavalry conquerors and ruthlessly destroys it.
Horse this, of course, magic, for, in order to bridle it takes fourteen people. When people get on top of it, it is impossible to get off it, and it rushes with such speed that it takes your breath away. Continue reading

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

About evil horses
The evil horse is actually an exception in stables where horses are treated correctly and tenderly-an exception is quite rare. The vast majority of horses are made evil and acquire…

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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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Taming the horse
Taming the horse Conflicting theories exist regarding the time and place of initial domestication. The earliest evidence of horse domestication comes from Central Asia around 4500 BC. Archaeological evidence provided…

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Horse professions
Horse feeders Horse - the millennial man's best friend. And the first people who tamed them were our ancestors! Of course, in geography domestication horses can be include and Mongolia,…

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