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Karabair Horse
2014-06-17 07:05:27

The Karabair is an ancient breed of horse from Uzbekistan, Central Asia. In Chinese writings the breed was described as the “flying horse.” Its development most likely originated from Arabian and Mongol blood mixed later with desert horse breeds such as the Turkomene. There are three distinct types of Karabair horses. All three are similar in height, standing between 58 and 60 inches...

Italian Trotter
2014-06-16 11:59:00

The Italian Trotter is a breed of horse developed specifically for harness racing in Italy. Thoroughbred stallions were crossed with French Trotters, Russian Trotters and American Standardbred mares over the last 100 years to develop the Italian trotters of today.  This was done to blend speed with stamina, resulting in a physically strong and fast horse. The Italian Trotter stands up to 68...

Hungarian Warmblood
2014-06-16 10:45:06

The Hungarian Warmblood is a breed of horse also known as the Hungarian Sport, originated in Hungary at the Mezohegyes State Stud. The development began crossing native Hungarian horses that included, Nonius, Kisber Felver, Gidran and Furioso-North Star breeds. The Hungarian Warmblood horses of today must meet a strict criteria for registration and be approved by the breeding committee. The...

Gidran Horse
2014-06-16 10:18:26

The Gidran or Hungarian Anglo-Arab is a rare breed of horse originating in Hungary. Its development began in 1816 from a desert bred Arabian stallion named Siglavy Gidran, that had Arabian, Turkish and Spanish-Naples mare bloodlines, as well as other eastern Europe mares. Thoroughbred blood was added in 1893 and later Shagya Arabian was added. It is an endangered species of horse today, with...

Furioso-North Star
2014-06-16 09:19:23

The Furioso-North Star is a breed of horse originating in Hungry. Two stallions contributed to the development of the Furioso-North Star. A Thoroughbred named Furioso was bred with Hungarian mares beginning in 1841. The second stallion was a Thoroughbred named North Star who was bred with local mares of Norfolk Trotter descent. The Furioso bloodline was a riding horse and the North Star...

Dutch Heavy Draft
2014-06-13 15:06:40

The Dutch Heavy Draft is a fairly new species of horse from the Netherlands. After World War I they were developed for heavy draft and farm work by cross-breeding a Brabant, Zeeland-type Dutch mare and a Belgian Ardennes. Since 1925, the only horse allowed to be registered into the stud book is from registered parents. Other names for the breed are Dutch Draft, Dutch Draught or Nederland...

Danish Warmblood
2014-06-10 10:38:35

The Danish Warmblood is a breed of horse from Denmark established in the mid-1900s. It was produced by crossing native Danish mares with choice European stallions. Frederiksborg stock was crossed with Thoroughbred, and the mares were bred with AngloNorman stallions, Thoroughbreds and Trakehners. Over time the mixture of breeds were adjusted to produce the Danish Warmblood horse. The Danish...

Chez Warmblood
2014-06-10 09:56:59

The Chez Warmblood is a breed of horse from the Austria-Hungry Empire (1876-1918). During the 1800s, Spanish and Italian horses were introduced to the Chez Warmblood. Later, breeds such as Furioso, Gidran, Nonius, Przedswit and German Warmblood were also used. The Kladruby stud farm is a major contributor to the Chez Warmblood breed, which also mentions Thoroughbred, Selle Francais, Arabian...

2014-06-10 09:26:59

The Brandenburger is a breed of horse that originated in Germany. The development of the modern Brandenburger horse was attained by crossbreeding Trakehners, Hanoveranians and English Thoroughbreds during the mid-1900s. King Frederick Wilhelm II founded the national and state Neustadt/Dosse stud society in 1788 which had influence of the Brandenburger breed. After the reunification of East...

Zemaitukas Pony
2014-05-30 10:02:15

The Zemaitukas is a breed of pony from Lithuania. Known in written documents from the sixth and seventh centuries and used during the Northern crusades as a war horse. During this time the pony had a widespread population, but over time the breed almost became extinct three times. First, during the 1800s when agricultural work needed larger and stronger horses, the Zemaitukas was bred with...

Word of the Day
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.