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Sable Island Horse
2014-05-22 10:38:32

The Sable Island Pony also referred to as the Sable Island Horse, inhabits Sable Island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. It is small breed that legends say swam to the island from the many shipwrecks that occurred off shore. Other legends say the horse was introduced by Portuguese explorers, but neither is supported by historic or genetic evidence. The first horses were actually introduced in 1737 by a Boston clergyman, Andrew Le Mercier. The Sable Island horses of today are the...

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 about the domestic horse was gathered from archaeological and palaeological sites in Kazakhstan and...

Dales Pony
2014-04-12 10:43:28

The Dales Pony is a native pony breed from the United Kingdom. Remains of the Dales Pony have been found dating back to Roman times during an archaeological dig in 2009 behind the Black Bull Inn. Warriors were believed to ride this breed during wars of that era. The Dales Pony was also believed to be used for mining during the same time. Richard Scrope, Chancellor of England during that era, owned a lead mine and used ponies to carry the iron ore, fuel and finished lead. Trains of around...

Campolina
2014-04-04 11:09:54

The Campolina is a breed of gaited horse that was developed by and named after Cassiano Campolina in 1870. He started the breed using a black mare of Barb ancestry and a pure bred Andalusian stallion, who produced a foal named Monarca. This horse is now considered to be the foundation stallion for the entire breed. The original herd was bred by using other breeds including the Clydesdale and Holsteiner, as well as the Mangalarga Marchador in later years. The standard for this breed was...

Caspian Horse
2014-04-03 12:48:12

The Caspian horse is a breed of horse that was developed in Northern Iran. This breed is thought to be a descendant of high-quality horses that were used in the Persian Empire for running messages, driving purposes, and for hunting, among other purposes. Records about this horse were nonexistent after 700 AD, due to the destruction of libraries and monuments, so the breed was thought to be extinct until 1965, when it was rediscovered. In 1965, specimens of this breed were discovered by...

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