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Thoroughbred
2014-08-12 13:54:44

The Thoroughbred is a breed of horse that was developed in England during the reigns of King Charles II, King William III, Queen Anne, and King George I. The foundation stallions of the breed, two Arabians and one unknown breed, were imported in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and although nearly 160 Oriental stallions were used in its development, these three horses were...

Wielkopolski Horse
2014-07-04 08:15:12

The Wielkopolski is a breed of horse that originated in Poland in 1964. It was developed by crossing two breeds of horse that are now extinct, the Pozan and the Mazury. The Pozan was a mixture of Arabian, Thoroughbred, Trakehner and Hanoverian. The Mazury was bred from the Trakehner and Pozen breeds. The offspring became the Wielkopolski horse. Later, Thoroughbred, Arabian and Anglo-Arabian...

Tersk Horse
2014-06-27 16:31:46

The Tersk is a breed of horse that originated in the Northern Caucasus mountains of Russia during the 1920s and 1940s. By the end of the 1920s, the breed almost became extinct, but the population increased due to adding two Strelets to the bloodline and by 1948 the Tersk Horse was recognized. Many different breeds had an impact on the development of the Tersk with Strelets Arabians being the...

National Show Horse
2014-06-19 13:14:18

The National Show Horse is a breed of horse originating in the United States as a cross between an American Saddlebred and an Arabian horse. In 1981 a breed registry was formed and only offspring of registered National Show Horse parents or from the offspring of American Saddlebred and Arabian crossbreeding are accepted. As of December 1, 2009, in order for it to be registered as a National...

Messara Horse
2014-06-19 13:05:56

The Messara or Cretan is a breed of horse found on the island of Crete, off the coast of Greece. It is a native breed mostly inhabiting the Messara Plain. It originated by crossbreeding native stock with Arabian breeds imported in 1600s. It is a rare breed that in the early 1990s only 80 individuals were alive. A stud book and conservation program was formed in 1994 and the population has...

Lipizzan Horse
2014-06-19 12:16:46

The Lipizzan or Lipizzaner is a breed of horse from Europe, whose ancestors date back to approximately A.D. 800. Barb horses were brought to Spain in the 7th century and crossed with native stock. The breeds developed were Andalusian and Iberian horses. In the 1500s, the Habsburg family ruled both Spain and Austria and desired a powerful and agile horse for use in the military and riding...

Mangalarga Horse
2014-06-17 07:42:08

The Mangalarga is a breed of horse originating in Brazil. The horse was developed by Francisco Gabriel Junqueira on his land, by crossbreeding Royal Alter stallions with local mares. In 1812, Junqueira began to breed Mangalarga horses with Thoroughbred, Arabian and American Saddlebred stallions. He also used one Saddlebred mare and one Lusitano stallion. The Mangalarga Marchador horse was a...

Selle Franais
2014-05-26 13:45:30

The Selle Français is a breed of sport horse that was developed in France. In the nineteenth century, it was popular to develop half-breed horses, especially crosses between Thoroughbreds and native mares that were used for driving or military purposes. Many of these crosses, including the Anglo-Norman,were named after the region that they were developed in. All of the half-breeds were merged...

Sardinian Anglo-Arab
2014-05-26 11:40:24

The Sardinian Anglo-Arab, also known as the Sardinian or the Anglo-Arabo Sardo in Italian, is a breed of horse that was developed in Sardinia. The development of this breed began in 1874, when the Ozieri Army Remount Station was created in order to breed horses to be used in cavalries by the Italian Army. Native Sardinian mares were crossbred with horses carrying Oriental blood, especially...

Domestic Horse Equus ferus caballus
2014-04-16 10:25:24

The domestic horse (Equus ferus caballus) is a subspecies of the wild horse that is thought to have developed over the course of forty five million to fifty five million years and contains over three hundred different breeds developed for a variety of purposes. It is thought that the horse was domesticated in Asia before 3500 BC based on two main sources of information. The first information...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'