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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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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What is the color of horses
The suit is one of the main features of a horse; is a hereditary trait and is determined by the color of the covering hair of the head, neck, body,…

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stocky mares

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, the armor was incredibly heavy, the growth of men averaged 5 – 6 feet, and all the warhorses were huge – above 17 hand (measure of length “hand” = 4 inch = 10.16 cm )

Research on the breeding and use of medieval horses, and warhorse (a term denoting a war horse) in particular, would show that horses above 17 hands (measured at withers) were not the norm at that time. Continue reading

If you want to bet on horse racing
Nowadays, it is probably impossible to find a person who would never have heard of horse racing betting But there was a time when racing, and even more bets on…

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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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Horse bike
Do not reinvent the wheel, everything has been invented a long time ago - skeptics told him, but Yevgeny Mikhailov, a resident of the “Quiet” Kuban stanitsa, developed a new…

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These different horses
The rider soared over the obstacle. The audience froze, leaned forward, as if hoping to help the brave man. But the horse, without hitting unsteady poles, landed and galloped to…

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