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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...

2014-06-17 14:57:35

The Fayoumi is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Egypt in the Faiyum Governorate, the area from which it was named. It is thought that this breed is a descendant of junglefowl hybrids that were created when wild fowl bred with domestic fowl about three thousand years ago. The breed has been known to be present in the Western world since the 1940s, but it is not recognized by the...

Kisber Felver Horse
2014-06-17 08:51:36

The Kisber Felver is a rare breed of horse originated in Hungary. It was developed by crossing Thoroughbreds with Furiosos, Trakehners, Arabians, Anglo-Arabians and Selle Francais horses. During World War I and World War II the horse became endangered by over half of the breeding stock  taken for use in the wars. In 1853, the Kisber stud was formed producing Thoroughbreds and racehorses,...

Misaki Pony
2014-06-17 08:13:14

The Misaki is a breed of pony native to Japan. Imported horses from China dating back at least 2,000 years are believed to be the ancestors of the Misaki pony. It is one of eight breeds native to Japan and roams freely in a natural habitat of the National Monument on Cape Toi, Kushima, on the island of Kyushu. The first record of the Misaki was in 1697 when the Akiauki family rounded up...

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...

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...

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