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Spanish Jennet Horse
2014-08-12 12:53:04

The Spanish Jennet horse registry holds horses that have been the results of attempts to recreate the extinct Spanish Jennet or a gaited horse with spots that resembles the Jennet. The original Jennet was a type of horse more than it was a breed, which was common of horses during the Middle Ages. It was typically used in cavalries and would become a popular riding horse after more refined...

Vyatka Horse
2014-07-03 13:28:21

The Vyatka, sometimes known as Viatka, is an endangered breed of horse that is native to Kirov Oblast, mainly in the Udmurt Replublic, Russian Federation. It may have been developed in the 1500s by settlers to the region, who imported Estonian horses for working in the mines. It may also have Konik pony blood. In 1917, the Vyatka was almost extinct, but preservation efforts were implemented...

Tersk Horse
2014-06-27 16:31:46

The Tersk is a breed of horse that originated in the Northern Caucasus mountains of Russia during the 1920s and 1940s. By the end of the 1920s, the breed almost became extinct, but the population increased due to adding two Strelets to the bloodline and by 1948 the Tersk Horse was recognized. Many different breeds had an impact on the development of the Tersk with Strelets Arabians being the...

Silesian Horse
2014-06-25 14:01:44

The Silesian is a breed of horse originating from Silesia, Poland. Horse breeds that influenced the Silesian were mainly Thoroughbred and Oldenburg, but also East Friesian and German Halfbred occasionally used. To keep the breed from becoming extinct after World War II, imported stallions were used. In 2008, there were 5000 Silesian horses. The current stud book was formed in 1961. There...

Russian Trotter Horse
2014-06-25 13:43:55

The Russian Trotter is a breed of horse originating in Russia by crossbreeding the Standardbred and the Orlov Trotter. It became the fastest trotter in the world but of low quality. Between the years of 1890 and 1914, 156 Standardbred stallions and 220 mares were imported to the United States. Further infusions of Standardbred and Orlov Trotter are still being added today. Certain standards...

Russian Heavy Draft Horse
2014-06-25 13:34:45

The Russian Heavy Draft is a breed of horse originating in the former Soviet Union and officially registered in 1952. It was developed by crossbreeding Russian mares with warmblood and draft horses like Orlov Trotter, Percheron and Ardennes in the mid-1880s. It is short and muscular with a thick mane and tail. The neck is well crested and thick. Its average height is 59 inches and reaches...

Rhenish-German Cold-Blood
2014-06-25 13:26:52

The Rhenish-German Cold-Blood is a breed of horse originating from Germany. It was developed less than 100 years ago from crossbreeding heavy horses from Rhineland, Westphalia and Saxony, with the main stock coming from the Belgian horse. The Rhenish-German became the most numerous heavy horse breed in Germany. Today, it makes up only two percent of the total horse population in Germany. The...

NordlandshestLyngshest Horse
2014-06-23 17:14:22

The Nordlandshest/Lyngshest is a breed of horse from Norway. It is also known as the “Northlands horse” or “Northlands pony.” The breed originated in Lyngen and was given the name Nordlandshest in 1968. Breeders in Lygen disputed the name and a compromise was reached. The official name became both the Nordlandshest and Lyngshest horse. The horse was used by the Vikings and bred from...

Messara Horse
2014-06-19 13:05:56

The Messara or Cretan is a breed of horse found on the island of Crete, off the coast of Greece. It is a native breed mostly inhabiting the Messara Plain. It originated by crossbreeding native stock with Arabian breeds imported in 1600s. It is a rare breed that in the early 1990s only 80 individuals were alive. A stud book and conservation program was formed in 1994 and the population has...

Menorquin Horse
2014-06-19 12:48:01

The Menorquin or Cavall Menorqui is a breed of horse native to the island of Menorca in the Balearic Islands. Its origin is not exactly known, but a few theories have been suggested. Research has been done concerning the Menorquin. Some reveal a link between it and Arab breeds, while others suggest it came from a Berber bloodline. Some believe the horse was imported to Menorca by King James...

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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'