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Brandenburger
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...

Shagya Arabian
2014-05-27 14:46:36

The Shagya Arabian is a breed of horse that was developed in Hungary in the nineteenth century. Horses of this breed were bred at the Bábolna, Mezőhegyes, Piber, Radautz, and Topolcianky stud farms, which produced many horses by crossbreeding Arabians with part-Arabian horses, as well as Lipizzan and Thoroughbred horses. These horses were once referred to as Arabian race horses, which meant...

Timor Pony
2014-05-27 11:55:48

The Timor is a breed of pony developed on Timor Island, Indonesia. Its origin is most likely from Indian breeds imported to the island. A close relative to the Timor is the Flores Pony developed on the nearby Flores Island. The local people used both breeds as working cattle ponies, for riding, driving and light farming. Many ponies have been exported to Australia to be bred and enhance the...

Tibetan Pony
2014-05-27 11:13:01

The Tibetan Pony is a breed of pony native to Tibet, once believed to be bred from ancient Mongolian stock and other Chinese breeds. Horses have been kept by wealthy locals and farmers in Tibet, as well as by the Dalai Lama and other religious figures. Some Tibetan ponies were gifts to Chinese Emperors during the Ming and Tang dynasties. They were also traded for tea from the southern...

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...

Schleswig Horse
2014-05-26 13:38:43

The Schleswig horse is a breed of draught horse that was developed in northern Germany in the late nineteenth century. It was developed when the breeding association in Schleswig Holstein separated the breeds within the draught and warmblood classifications. In 1891 the Schleswiger Horse Breeders Society was established in order to preserve the breed, which had undergone several temporary...

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...

Russian Don
2014-05-26 11:34:25

The Russian Don is a breed of horse that was developed in Russia by crossbreeding native, semi-feral steppe horses with Oriental breeds like the Arabian, Karabakh horse, and the Turkmenian horse. The early type of Don, which was the result of this crossbreeding, was known as the Old Don and was a hardy breed that was used in Cossack cavalries. In the nineteenth century, the Old Don was used to...

Sumba And Sumbawa Pony
2014-05-24 12:04:25

The Sumba and Sumbawa are two breeds of pony that are named after the islands where they are bred. Although they are two separate species of pony, they are very similar breeds. They both are descendents of the Mongolian Horse and ancient Chinese horse breeds and closely related to the Sandalwood, also native to the islands. The other breeds that are native to Indonesia are the Batak Pony,...

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.