- Novokirghiz

Novokirghiz Alternative names Novokirgizskaya Country of origin Kirghizia, Russia Horse (Equus ferus caballus) The Novokirghiz horse is a breed of horse developed in the 1930s in Kirghizia (Kirghistan). It was developed by breeding the Old Kirghiz with Thoroughbred, Russian Don, and Anglo-Don horses. It is also known by the name Novokirgizskaya (Russian). Characteristics The Novokirghiz is faster and more refined than the Old Kirghiz as a result of breeding with the Thoroughbred. Novokirghiz horses have small, neat heads; muscular necks; sloping shoulder; pronounced withers; long backs; sloping hindquarters; and the legs are usually straight, hard, short, strong, and muscular, without any feathering. Sickle hocks may frequently be seen. These horses closely resemble Don horses. They have been known to be able to cope with almost any kind of terrain. They have good stamina, endurance, and an energetic temperament. These horses are usually bay, brown (a type of bay), gray, [read more...]

- Baise horse

Baise horse Distinguishing features Small, but both strong and quick; thrives at high altitudes Alternative names Guangxi Country of origin China Horse (Equus ferus caballus) The Baise horse (also known as the Guangxi) is a pony-sized horse breed native to the autonomous region of Guangxi, in southern China. Like other Asian breeds (the Mongolian horse in particular), it thrives at high altitudes and roams freely when not working. Guangxi's mild climate has long favored horse breeding; bronze statues from the third to the first centuries BCE exist of horses very similar in conformation to the Baise. Breed characteristics The Baise horse is small, with an average height of 11 to 11.2 hands (44 to 46 inches, 112 to 117 cm). Its head is heavy, with a straight profile and wide jaw; it has a medium-length neck, running down to straight shoulders. Its legs are strong and well-developed, with strong hooves The usual coat colors are black, chestnut, gray and bay. The Baise is [read more...]

- Swedish Warmblood

Swedish Warmblood A Swedish Warmblood at the 2007 World Cup Las Vegas Country of origin Sweden Horse (Equus ferus caballus) The Swedish Warmblood is a horse that was developed at Strömsholm and Flyinge. It descends from imported stock in the 17th century. The horses imported to Sweden were from Denmark, Germany, England, Hungary, France, Russia, Spain, and Turkey. These horses were extraordinarily varied, but along the way became the Swedish Warmblood. Origins The Swedish Warmblood originated from the imports of horses into Sweden around the 17th century. Spanish and Friesian imports produced active and strong horses when crossed with the local mares who were small and rough. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Thoroughbred, Arabian, Hanoverian, and Trakehner blood was introduced to the horses. They used the best Thoroughbred horses available. By using these horses, large and powerful horses were created. The decade from 1920 to 1930 was an important decade in the [read more...]

- Barnsby Saddles

This article needs attention from an expert on the subject. See the talk page for details. WikiProject Business or the Business Portal may be able to help recruit an expert. (February 2010) Barnsby Saddles based in Walsall, England is an established saddlery. The company started with the Cliff family in 1793. George Cliff followed his father into the trade and his son Jabez, the only surviving child of the family, carried on the family tradition. Jabez was a family name, and in 1873, another Jabez Cliff started up his own saddlery business in Portland Street, Walsall. But tragedy struck in 1881, when the typhoid epidemic that engulfed Britain claimed Jabez and his two sons. The company would have collapsed but it was rescued by Jabez’ wife, Mary, and his daughter, who kept the business going. In 1882, Mary remarried, to Frederick Joseph Tibbits, a skilled bridlemaker, so the company could now produce saddles and bridles. Their only son, Jabez Cliff Tibbits, joined the [read more...]

- Stock horse

A Stock horse is a horse of a type that is well suited for working with livestock, particularly cattle. Such horses are riding horses characterized by agility, quickness, and powerful hindquarters. They are usually noted for intelligence and "cow sense," having an instinctive understanding of how to respond to the movement of cattle so as to move livestock in a desired manner with minimal or no guidance from their rider. Such horses are used both as working animals on livestock ranches or stations, and are also seen in competition where horses are evaluated on their ability to work cattle. The term is used refer to any of the following: A horse used for competition based on the movements of a working ranch horse, including: campdrafting cutting (sport) reining team penning working cow horse An outdated term for reining or working cow horse competition. Any of the western riding or "stock horse" breeds developed for ranch work in the United States, or work on cattle stations [read more...]

- Abyssinian horse

Abyssinian Image from C.G.Wrangel: Die Rassen des Pferdes Alternative names Gala Country of origin Ethiopia Horse (Equus ferus caballus) The Abyssinian, also known as the Gala, is a light horse breed that originated in Ethiopia. Characteristics They generally stand around 13.3 hands high but show wide variability in coloration, size and conformation. The breed's coat is generally short and harsh, but unique in that it displays many 'rosettes' and ridges, and also generally grows a moustache around its nose. Many breeders, especially those in England, have worked to improve this rosette pattern. Because the hair grows in so many directions, it can be hard to brush, and great care must be taken to keep the coat clean and free of dirt. Most are green eyed, due to uncommon genes. Breed history The Abyssinian has spread from Ethiopia along the coastline of the Red Sea. The breed was first exported to England in 1861. Abyssinian horses also live in Sudan. Uses Despite its [read more...]

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