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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,...

Skyros Pony
2014-05-24 11:18:18

The Skyros is a breed of pony found only on the island of Skyros and thought to be a descendent of horses brought to the island by Athenian settlers between 400 and 700 BC. Possibly, the pony was used by Alexander the Great and portrayed in the friezes of the Greek Parthenon. They mainly inhabit the southern mountain areas and some were caught by farmers for agricultural work. However, in...

Shetland Pony
2014-05-24 10:32:27

The Shetland is a breed of pony that is found worldwide but originated from the Shetland Isles, northeast of Scotland. The breed is believed to be developed on the islands by settlers who crossbred the native horses with ponies imported by the Norse. In addition, it is also believed the Celtic Pony also had influence to the Shetland between 2000 and 1000 BC. The harsh climate of the islands...

Quarter Pony
2014-05-20 11:08:20

The Quarter Pony is a breed of pony similar to the American Quarter Horse. It was developed from American Quarter Horse stock that did not meet the height requirement of the American Quarter Horse Association. The Quarter Pony Association began in 1964 with crossbred and purebred ponies eligible for registration. In 1975, the National Quarter Pony Association began to preserve the smaller...

Pottok Pony
2014-05-20 10:16:20

The Pottok is a breed of  pony that is native to the Pyrenees in France and in Spain. It is an ancient breed that has adapted to the harsh mountain environment it inhabits. The Pottok is considered to be an endangered breed as of 1995, from habitat destruction, mechanization and crossbreeding. It is considered to be an iconic breed of the local people and efforts are being implemented to...

Pony of the Americas
2014-05-19 11:56:38

The Pony of the Americas (POA) is a breed of pony that was developed in the state of Iowa, United States. The stallion was an Arabian, Appaloosa, Shetland cross and the registry was formed in 1954 for the breed. Within 15 years there were 12,500 ponies registered and currently the Pony of the Americas Club is one of the largest registries in the United States. As of 2012 there has been over...

New Forest Pony
2014-04-28 11:52:25

The New Forest Pony is a native breed to the British Isles. Although written records of the pony date back to around 1066, bones discovered 50 miles from the New Forest area date back to 500,000 BC, show the pony was around before the last ice age. In 1066, William the Conqueror invaded England and shipped more than 2,000 ponies across the English Channel when grazing rights was granted to...

Miyako Pony
2014-04-28 10:37:26

The Miyako pony is a breed from Miyako Island, Japan. It is a rare pony and is one of the eight breeds native to Japan. The island has been known for a breeding ground for horses dating back centuries. Small horses have been in the area for a long time and during World War II they were crossed with large stallions to increase their size for farming. In 1955 there were around 10,000 Miyako...

Manipuri Pony
2014-04-22 15:35:05

The Manipuri Pony is a breed of pony from India. The exact origin is disputed among experts, but they all agree it is an ancient breed. Some sources say the pony was an ancestor of the Tibetan Pony that was brought into India more than 1,000 years ago. Other sources says it was a cross between the Mongolian Wild Horse and Arabian. The pony was first mentioned in written chronicles of 1584...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.