- Kustanair

Kustanair Alternative names Kustanai Country of origin Kazakhstan Common nicknames Kustanaiskaya (Russian) Horse (Equus ferus caballus) The Kustanair is a breed of horse developed in Kazakhstan in the former U.S.S.R. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They are used mainly for under-saddle and light draft work. History The Kustanair was created at collective farms and state-farm studs in the steppes of western Kazakhstan, with most horses located at the Kustanai and Maikulski studs. The main development breeding took place between 1887 and 1951, when the breed was officially recognized. The breed was created by infusing native Kazakh steppe horses with Thoroughbred, Russian Don, Stralet, and Astrakhan (improved Kalmyk) blood. At the beginning the crossbreeding seemed unsuccessful, but with better management of brood mares and the addition of more Thoroughbred blood, the breed was created in the 1920s. In the 1930s breeding was continued with differences in [read more...]

- Virginia Highlander

Virginia highlander Country of origin United States Horse (Equus ferus caballus) The Virginia highlander is a small breed of horse with a four-beat ambling gait. The inspiration for the breed was Pogo, a chestnut stallion foaled in 1960, a small crossbred horse, thought to have been sired by a Welsh pony, out of an Arabian/Tennessee Walker mare. He had a natural singlefoot gait. His owner, the late William M. Pugh, intrigued by the good-natured, naturally gaited stallion, developed a breeding program for small gaited horses, by crossing Pogo and his descendants with other Arabians, Tennessee Walkers, Morgans, and American Saddlebreds as well as Hackney ponies, and Welsh ponies. Horses that met Pugh's criteria for conformation, disposition and gaited ability were bred on. The registry began with two foundation stallions, Shadow of the Ridge and Pugh's Red Cloud. The Virginia Highlander Horse Association was formed in the early 1990s to promote the Virginia Highlander breed [read more...]

- Freiberger

Freiberger A Freiberger stallion Country of origin Switzerland Horse (Equus ferus caballus) The Freiberger, also known as Franches-Montagnes, is a draft horse from Switzerland. It was widely used as draft and pack horse in the Swiss army. Breeding used to be heavily subsidized in Switzerland. It is the last representative of the light cold blood horse in Europe. Each year at the Marché Concours in Saignelégier, on the second weekend in August, Freiberger demonstrate how versatile they are in a variety of shows and competitions. Due to its character, willingness, and versatility, suitable for both driving and riding, it is a popular mount. Breed Characteristics Typically, they have a heavy, although small, head with a pronounced jaw line and a broad forehead. The neck should be arched and muscular, with a good sloping shoulder, broad and pronounced withers, and a straight and powerful back. They invariably have good clean legs, strong joints, and hard feet. [read more...]

- Selle Français

Selle Français The Selle Français Distinguishing features Warmblood type, Showjumper Alternative names Selle Française, Cheval de Selle Français Country of origin France Breed standards French National Organisation Association Nationale du Selle Français - the French National Organization Breed standards Horse (Equus ferus caballus) The Selle Français (SF) is France's most important sport horse. It is renowned primarily for its success in show jumping, but many have also been successful in dressage and eventing. Name For English speakers, the pronunciation of the name is close to "SELL fronn-SAY". The full name of the breed is Cheval de Selle Français which translates as "French Saddle Horse". However, the Selle Français should not be confused with the gaited types of Saddle Horse from North America. Breed Characteristics Selle Français are supple, strong, with good bone. They are powerful movers, fast, bold, and very trainable. The Selle Français stud [read more...]

- Spur

A spur is a metal tool designed to be worn in pairs on the heels of riding boots for the purpose of directing a horse to move forward or laterally while riding. It is usually used to refine the riding aids (commands) and to back up the natural aids (the leg, seat, hands and voice). The spur is used in every equestrian discipline. There are rules in most equestrian organizations about spur design, use and penalties for using spurs in any manner that constitutes animal abuse. Etymology The very old word derives from Anglo-Saxon spura, spora, related to spornan, spurnan, to kick, spurn; cf. Medieval High German Sporn, modern German Sporn, Dutch spoor, Frisian spoar. The generalized sense of "anything that urges on, stimulus" is recorded in English from circa 1390. Design The parts of a spur include: The yoke, branch, or heel band, which wraps around the heel of the boot. The shank or neck, which extends from the back of the heel band and is the area that usually touches the [read more...]

- Paso Fino

Paso Fino Paso Fino stallion Alternative names Pure Puerto Rican Paso Fino, Colombian Paso Fino, Colombian Criollo Horse "Paso Fino Form" Country of origin Puerto Rico (USA), Colombia, other Latin American nations Common nicknames Paso, PF Breed standards Paso Fino Horse Association (USA) Breed standards Paso Fino Association Europe Breed standards Federación del Deporte de Caballos de Paso Fino de Puerto Rico Breed standards Pure Puerto Rican Paso Fino Federation of America Breed standards Fedequinas (Colombia) Breed standards American Trote & Trocha Association Breed standards Horse (Equus ferus caballus) The Paso Fino is a naturally gaited light horse breed dating back to horses imported to the Caribbean from Spain. Pasos are prized for their smooth, natural, four beat, lateral ambling gait and are used in many disciplines, but are especially popular for trail riding. In the United States there are two main groups of horses that are popularly called [read more...]

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