Horse breed: Latvian draught horse

Draught breed: Latvian draught horse

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Latvian draught horse was developed in the early XX century on the territory of the Republic of Latvia (USSR). However, final approval of the breed took place later, in 1952.

Image 1. Latvian draught horse

The breed was created by crossing local native horses with draft breeds of Western Europe. During the period from 1921 to 1943, in Latvia were imported, mainly from Holland and Germany, the 65 breeding Oldenburg stallions and 42 Oldenburg mares and about one thousand workers of the mares of this type. Since 1921 began working stud farm in OCTA Talsi County, where there were about 50 Oldenburg horses, including purebred 24 — 2 22 stallion and Mare. Displayed on Achinskom stud breed responds well then queries the Latvian peasants.

Exterior features Latvian draught horse

Image 2. Latvian draught horse. Photo Nikolaeva Olesya

Latvian draught are characterized by a large head with smooth, straight profile, erect, protruding ears, large eyes and a pleasant, lively look. Latvian draught, like all draft horses, mighty neck. The withers are of average height. Back straight, broad, strong loin, croup broad, moderately lowered. Chest deep, barrel-shaped. Thigh Latvian draught muscular, legs well boned, quite dry, the joints large and well defined. The grandmother of these horses are short and steep, hooves are strong, with a normal slope.

Picture 3. Latvian draught horse. Photo Nikolaeva Olesya

The Constitution of the Latvian draught is strong, dry. Movement this horse is wide and sweeping, the temperament is hot. Latvian draught dobroesti. In General, they differ powerful, but at the same time, harmonious physique, a bony horse and a pronounced silhouette. In agriculture of the Latvian harness horses are used in harness and under saddle.

The horses of the Latvian horse breed is dominated by Bay, dark Bay, black and red suit.

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In the winter, when horses most of the day are in their warm stables, they also need care: feeding, cleaning. In this article we will try to answer all the beginner questions: how fast but with the required quality, to carry out cleaning of the horse.

If your horse is in the stall, still from time to time you have to clean. In the stall the animal is going to bed, picks sometimes, for some reason the dirty parts. Why experienced riders every morning, conduct a little house cleaning. The duration and the depth of clearance horse depends on the degree of contamination.

Generally, in the morning, short cleaning usually include:

— clearing the hook of his horse;

— remove caked mud from the coat and brush for wet cleaning;

— wiping special soaked sponges areas of the eye, the nose, the tail of the animal;

— combing the mane and tail of horses.

If your horse is not entirely, but certain places of the body significantly soiled, it is recommended to still lengthen your morning cleaning. Rinse with water dirty parts and then wipe dry the hair in a separate towel.

So in conclusion we can say that when cleaning horses, special attention should be paid to the hock joints, knees, sides and belly: these places can have a deep penetration of dirt.

Morning clearing hoofs

Daily hoof of the horse and acquire clogged with wet earth, clay, small pieces of manure, stuck with the litter. Clogged with dirt the hoof don’t like neither the horse, nor the owners. Therefore, it is recommended each day to spend clearing of hooves against dirt.

How to perform a quick clearing? To do this ask the horse to give you his hoof and holding it in the air over a container, e.g., bucket or basin (but not above the litter), clean the hoof with a hook. Movement when brushing needs to be directed from the heel to the toe of the horse. If you like daily cleaning the hooves is a very important skill and experience. Try moving a sharp hook carefully, without damaging the arrow’s hoof. After the procedure on the hoof ends, repeat for all the remaining hooves.

Tips for cleaning horses

So your horse is not cold, try to keep it dry. Because after working with a wet brush make sure to clean the fur of an animal (all soaked pieces of skin) with a dry towel. To release the cold wet horse is dangerous for health!

Move the brush only in the direction of hair growth! The movement against the grain unpleasant for most horses.

Speedy cleaning of the animal helps to clean poverhnostyu dirt, but not cleans the pores of the skin. Because of the morning cleaning the horse a necessary but not sufficient for proper hygiene gutnogo.

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Regular thorough cleaning of the horse — the key to health and continued good communication of the horse and its owner. Thorough cleaning of wool involves the removal of dirt, sweat, dust, waste horse with animal skin, and massage muscles and primary veterinary inspection of the horse. When better to learn about the damage, severe insect bites, that appears, shreds, scrapes, abrasions, bumps, etc. on the animal’s skin, if not with regular brushing?

Thorough cleaning is best done outside, outside the stables.

How to conduct a proper cleaning? First remove any large dirt rubber or plastic comb. Better to start with the horse’s neck. Make a comb circular motion, moving from top to bottom.

After removal of large, poverkhnostnoi dirt, use a wet brush and wipe off any remaining dirt, sweat, dust from the wool of the horse. It may take some time. However, such movements with the brush all over my body (kind of massage) much like most horses. It is such a work horse will love you and crave your new cleaning and touching the skin every day!

After removal of dirt, sweat, go with a wool on the hoof. Remove them from all foreign bodies: earth, clay, gravel road, grass, broken branches stuck or adhering remnants of the litter. Inspect the arrow to the hoof. Pay particular attention to possible rotting of the hoof: it can be identified by the distinctive odor or visually. I guess you could say that cleaning the hooves of a horse are as important as important for human teeth cleaning. In case of detection of cracks and their development in time, use hoofed oil — it will help to strengthen the walls of the hoof and will not allow the cracks to develop.

In the care of the mane of a horse safesite her soft brush in the opposite direction from you. This will allow you to get to the roots of the hair of the mane, which usually accumulate fat.

When brushing the tail, stand to the side of the horse, not the rear, otherwise when you pull the brush-comb (for example, because of the knot in the lush tail) can get hit with their hind hooves. Easiest tail to comb, if it is the entire bundle is split into separate small sections of hair.

In the hot summer day you can try to wash the horse with irrigation water from a hose. However, not all horses love like the sink. In order to accustom the horse to the watering hose, try to spray with water first before animals. As soon as it ceases to cause fear and start sprinkling water on the hooves and legs. The horse must feel that there is no danger. If the horse normally takes the washing of the feet and hooves of a spray from the hose, it is possible to smoothly switch to wash the rest of the horse’s body.

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Lagoapraia breed: Furioso-Northstar

Lagoapraia breed: Furioso-Northstar

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Furioso-Northstar — Hungarian half-breed legkoobratimy horses bred in the stud Mezohegyes in 1840-1860-ies.

Breed Furioso-Northstar

Breed Furioso-Northstar got its name from the names of pioneers of branch. It is a thoroughbred horse stallions, Furioso and North star, which was crossed with Hungarian, Russian, Polish, English and various Eastern mares.

Measurements

Modern Furioso-Northstar is a big, massive horse. Their average height is 160 cm, side length 162 cm, chest girth — 189 cm, and wrist circumference 20 cm Due to its characteristics Furioso-Northstar work equally well both under saddle and in harness.

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Cleaning repici and tail of the horse

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Repica — tail appendage of the horses, covered with hair also needs care. In this article you will learn about how to contain repica clean.

As has been repeatedly mentioned on our website, the first thing when cleaning the horse is your own safety! This rule also applies to cleaning the back of horse — repitsy.

How to safely clean repica? Designated to clean the “rear” seats with a sponge to gently wipe the area around the anus and repica. Keep in mind that the horse is a very sensitive place, you might even say ticklish. Therefore the caution here by no means hurt. And if your horse is ticklish, then you should be extremely careful when cleaning repici. Therefore, when procedure stand definitely on the side of the horse, not behind it.

For easy cleaning it is recommended that one hand to lift the tail of the horse, and the second to work the sponge. It is also very important to have a separate, special sponge and not to confuse it with other used naprimer, when cleaning the horse’s head.

Exceptional case can be a wash of the tail. In some cases, without washing with water can not do.

In order to clean up the tail, start with wiping with a damp sponge repitsy. Once the tail is clean, dip the whole tail in a bucket of warm water. Do not forget about security measures! To clean repici your horse needs to be in a state of tranquility. Even better, if someone close to her will keep her front and gently stroked on the face and neck. If the attention of the horse always somewhere to jump, it is best to keep the horse over your front foot, pressing her to the ground.

After rinsing the tail in the water, apply shampoo to hair and repica. Rinse the tail in several buckets of clean water. To remove fluid residue from the hair tail will have to shake things up. To do this, stand on the side of the horse, back to her head. Grasp the tail just below repici and vigorously shake the hair.

The final stage of the comb, tail brush, designated you have to wet cleaning.

Horses, like most Pets, love people, and attention on our part. Because quality cleaning horses, including repitsy respect to caring for a horse person, adjusts on a friendly harmony. Do this cleaning often, the horse will not remain indifferent to you.

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the riding horse breed: old Flemish breed

The riding horse breed: old Flemish breed

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An old Flemish breed of horses — the oldest breed of draught horses, bred in lower Belgium (coastal plains rising to above sea level to 100 meters, which is located in the North-West of the country).

An old Flemish breed is a large, massive horse phlegmatic temperament, suitable for dray work. Weighs 1 ton (sometimes more), the suit, mostly the gray and roan.

Animals of this breed are raised under intensive feeding watery food, almost locked up, without any movement, so the horse is posed as if for fattening. This regime applies equally to both foals and adult horses. The result of the horse grow clumsy, but at two years old, fit for dray work.

The old Flemish horse was used for the formation of other species, in particular, English draft horses.

For old Flemish breed is characterized by a small head, thick neck, short and low withers, wide, muscular rump, forked, short, rich in muscles of the leg. The placing of the feet and movement often vicious, the gaits tend to “bear course”.

Displaced Brabant, very similar, but a more perfect breed.

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Slesvigske heavy draft breed

Slesvigske heavy draft breed

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Slesvigske draft (Schleswig Coldblood) is a breed of medium-sized draft horses. Slesvig withdrawn was withdrawn in the second half of the nineteenth century as a medium-sized draught horse. Place of origin: the Jutland Peninsula, in Northern Germany.

Today slesvigske heavy draft breed found mainly at the place of excretion in Northern Germany, in Schleswig-Holstein and in Lower Saxony. Slesvigske the Shire is largely identical to the Danish Jutland breed and the British Suffolk. Horses slesvigske breeds used in agriculture and forestry, and also for passenger coaches and wagons.


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Exterior

Slesvigske heavy draft horse breed is stocky and compact. They largely resemble Jutland, and the Danish cart-horse, which historically are close of kin. Height at the withers is 158-163 see

Color: mainly red, rarely black or gray.

Body mass reaches 800 kg.

The breed was infusion from light breeds, including the Yorkshire post and a thoroughbred horse, but the infusion had no lasting effect. Popular in agriculture and forestry slesvigske heavy draft breed survived the first world war, although it suffered in the period of qualitative and quantitative losses.

Subsequent interbreeding with Breton and boulonnais breeds improved slesvig. They recovered after a military deterioration and was popular until the mid XX century. In the second half of the century, mechanization of agriculture and forestry of labor has reached a new level, from which the number of horses slesvigske heavy draft breed began to decrease. Today, it is slesvig to rebreed with representatives of the Jutland breed to increase size.

The breed is characterized by large and rough shape of head, kind eyes, a short neck with a comb, strong shoulders, a long body with good depth of chest, muscular body, short strong legs.

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feeding a newborn foal milk

Feeding the newborn foal milk

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To natural-feeding mother and her baby were no incidents, even before birth, start to teach your horse to allow her teats and udder. All you need is to gently, carefully wiping them. Many horses are ticklish and teats and udder of a young Mare is usually very sensitive to touching.

Feeding the newborn foal with milk from the udder of the mother

In some cases after vegerable nipples the Mare to become inflamed, and because touching him is so painful that the young Mare might not even allow their foals to the udder. Because training in the wiping of the udder with a cloth and a little jerkiness nipples can serve as collateral for the lack of future trouble in feeding.

If after vegerable and exercise did not save it widelite Mammy’s colostrum into a clean container. Received prozivaete drain into the bottle, cover the soft teat and the foal Saivite. After that, he’ll take care of myself, and hungry, alone will succeed. Your task — to hold the Mare and allow the baby to find the udder and suck. After two or three test feedings of the Mare gets used to feed the foal on their own, without your help.

Especially important, this procedure within the first hour or two after birth, while the baby is craplet and get back on your feet. Healthy foals usually very quickly back on my feet. Rarely seen in nature, being able, albeit awkwardly, but still keep your feet on the first day of my life. Horses are amazing creatures!

In addition to feeding for born foal is very important and the reverse procedure defecation. So you need to ensure that no accumulated inventory of original faeces in the rectum of the baby. After the first or second feeding of the foal is pooping normally. If this happens, it begins to show signs of anxiety, refuses to continue to suck the udder, straining. If he doesn’t get help, he may even die from colic. To avoid unnecessary problems, vets recommend to make a cool enema of liquid Flaxseed jelly, or, if Flaxseed is not at hand, the milk of the Mare. Before the procedure to reduce the friction be sure to lubricate the enema tip with vaseline. Lock standing foal and gently put the end of the enema 3-4 cm into the anal passage. Then slowly squeeze contents of enema into the rectum. Gently massaging the belly of a foal, squeeze the remains of the original feces out. They look like little black lumps. If the enema is small, then one procedure may not be enough, and you have to repeat everything from the beginning.

If the foal playful and happy, with an appetite to suck the mother approximately every forty minutes, a good sleep, then his health is all right, and you have nothing to worry about.

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horse breed: Arabian horse

Horse breed: Arabian horse

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Arabian horse (also sometimes referred to as Arabian thoroughbred) was derived in the Arabian Peninsula and is one of the oldest breeds of riding horses. It is believed that its conclusion was already done in IV-VII centuries! In XI-XII centuries it was widely known, and until the mid-nineteenth century was the main improving the breed of horses in many horse-breeding countries of the world. It is distinguished by distinctive exterior, the harmony of the Constitution, free and beautiful movement, agility, more stamina, and longevity.

Exterior description Arabian breed of horses

Horses Arabian horses have compact, short and rounded body, a dense Constitution, short and very dry and widely spaced limbs. Medium-sized animals; the height at the withers according to various sources, 142-145 cm or 150-154 cm; girth of pasty: 19 see, the Head is small, broad in the forehead and wedge-shaped tapering towards the muzzle. Profile concave. The eyes of the Arab horse large and convex. Many breeders find them very expressive. And large, sensitive nostrils to create a more charming impression from the appearance of the Arabian horse. Neck — of medium length and thickness. Thorax wide, with a sloped back and rounded edges. A back is wide, short, straight croup; tail set high, with a beautiful bend. You can even say that “cock” tail of the Arab thoroughbred — is its special characteristic mark. The fact that the horse running at a gallop or fast trot, high it raises.

Arab horse is a survivor among breeds of domestic horses. Many of the representatives of this breed live up to thirty years! Mares of the Arabian breed retain the ability to breed to a great age and that are of good fertility.

Arab thoroughbred horse

The dominant suit of the Arabian breed: red, gray and Bay. Black Arabs also occur, but much less frequently. The Arab horses, often there are white markings on the head and limbs.

Arabian horse is known for graceful, flowing of digenite, especially noticeable when the animal goes at a gallop. In the trot she has a very good working wrist. Only a step — the weak side of Arabian horses.

Recorded a record speed of Arabian horses is 1 minute 0.6 seconds at a distance of 1000 m. At a distance of 2400 metres record of 2 minutes 41 seconds.

When crossing long distances in the harsh conditions of the Arabian breed of horses surpasses other breeds.

With the participation of Arabian horses in his time were bred other breed: Orlov Trotter, Tersk, don and some others.

Currently, Arab stallions used for improvements and beautification of horses of a range of plant breeds: Tersk, don, Budyonny and others.

Today the Arab breed of horses bred on all continents except Antarctica and Australia. The most valuable livestock of Arabian horses in the territory of the Russian Federation is located at Tersk stud farm in Stavropol region.

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Choking is a dramatic narrowing of the esophagus caused by esophageal obstruction by food or foreign body. This malfunction of the esophagus is not very common, but unfortunately, it has a chronic relapsing form.

When the choking horse requires professional help not only to remove the tube in the esophagus, but also to assess the extent of damage the esophageal foreign body. Examining a horse specialist also need to make sure that foreign bodies do not enter the lungs.

Cause blockage of the esophagus and as a result, dyspnea may be the usual food of the horse, however, this requires the combination of several conditions.

The most common symptoms of asthma include:

  • difficulty swallowing the animal;
  • frequent attempts to swallow food, ending with his falling out from the horse’s mouth;
  • a common sign of illness;
  • some unusual salivation;
  • in prolonged cases of suffocation of the horse, there is access to some amount of saliva and food through the nostrils;
  • visible outside the bulge in the throat, svidetelstvuet about the presence of the stuck foreign body.



Measures to combat choking the horse

  • At the first sign of choking call the veterinarian. Keep in mind that when you choking horse may be required is available only at the vet tranquilizers or even gastric tube.
  • Before the arrival of the vet and it do everything possible to calm the horse. Excessive excitability here could end badly.
  • With a small choking give your pet a soft, moist food and a tuft of grass. The fact that during suffocation horses need to eat something that would help to reduce digestive disorders and to support the flow of saliva. According to researches, the saliva contains substances that rejuvenate the damaged tissue of the esophagus and oral cavity.



Prevention. How to avoid choking the horse

  • Regularly check the condition of the teeth of the animal. In poor condition, the horse will try to swallow food without chewing. As a result, large pieces can get stuck in the throat, causing suffocation.
  • Feed the horse better solid ration with chopped straw to slow consumption and encourage chewing.
  • Feed your horse mainly off of the floor. This is the most natural and physiological for horses.
  • If you use a pre soak the feed before feeding the horses, make sure that the food is really soaked.
  • Follow your own inner peace and remove all irritants (foreign entities, other animals) that cause the horse is in a hurry. Let horses eat in peace. If your horse is too excitable, it is best to put the feeder near the door. It’s supposed to calm her down.
  • If your horse, despite all the measures taken, gulping down food, not chewing it, then you should feed the horse only soaked food. This will reduce the risk of blockage of the pharynx.



Remember that food is swallowed, a prior ground, not crushed by the teeth of the horse and not sufficiently moistened with saliva, can easily become a choking hazard. Only in rare cases, the cause of suffocation is called the innate structure of the esophagus a particular horse.


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horse breed: the don

Horse breed don horse

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Horses of the don breed is quite strong and durable, therefore used not only for riding but also for movement in a horse and cart.

Don

The don breed of horses (dons) classified verhove-harness (or combined) species, which, in turn, belong to the class of saddle rocks.

Don is one of the oldest Russian plant breeds. For equestrian breeding for significance, it is not inferior to the Orlov Trotter. But if Orlov Trotter was bred in a fairly short period of time and based almost exclusively imported, the import material, the Donskoy breed is present deep Russian roots, and perfected it for centuries! Not immediately dons from the ordinary to the steppe horses became a serious beauty, a real decoration of the Russian cavalry.

A bit of history

In the eighteenth century the don Cossacks have decided to improve their horses. The improvement was due to PERELIVANIJA blood first Persian, Turkish, Turkmen, Karabakh, and then Orlovo-rastopchina, Musketeers, thoroughbred stallions.

Modern don horses are notable for their strong Constitution. They are unpretentious in feeding and maintenance, very hardy. They have a wide body with a powerful, compact body, small head, strong limbs. Later the don horses were crossed with stallions of Russian riding breed (Orlov-Rostopchin and the Streltsy), as well as the English thoroughbred breed. All these procedures were completed in the early XX century, and since then the dons have not experienced the influence of foreign blood.

The don horse breed

It should be noted that a significant qualitative improvement of the don horses has occurred in the conditions of herd keeping. Rigorous selection of the fortress of the Constitution and working abilities required to drill the Cossack horses, don has made the breed one of the best cavalry horses. In the Soviet period, the horses of the don breed was greatly enlarged, increased their agility in the race.

Like most other Russian horse breeds, the don breed is traditionally kept in herds, rassredotochit on the boundless steppes. Therefore, this breed is fairly hardened and capable of surviving with minimal human involvement. She is responsible for the initial tasks of the cavalry horses, and these days used as a conventional riding.

In the process of selection of the don horses is divided into four intrabreed type.

  • Persian type (he later called the East). This type was formed in the Donskoy breed under the influence of the Karabakh, the Persian and Turkish horses (that is horses of the southern and South-Eastern origin). Thanks to these crosses of the don breed have become a Golden shade of hair. The Eastern type of the dons has a growth of about 163 cm at the withers, and even higher. Thorax well developed, the head has an elongated shape with a narrow snoring and delicate nostrils; the eyes large and expressive. This type Donskoy breed is particularly valued non-recurring more than in any other breed light-Golden color. Skin thickness is small, the fur soft and silky. The mane and tail are wavy, with a small coat.
  • East-Karabakh type. Growth horses of this type are slightly lower than the East — from 159 see Expressive exterior feature is a black mane and tail.
  • East massive type. This type Donskoy breed combines quality Oriental type with size and massiveness. Horse of the East heavy is quite high: 165 -170 cm at the withers. Bust — from 197 see
  • Horse type. Horses of this type have a light head, long neck, long neck, pronounced withers, relatively long and oblique shoulder. The Golden color of wool of this type is rarer than the rest.

Suit horses of the don breed is most often caught red, with a Golden hue, rarely brown.

In its further development of the don horses are involved in breeding budennovskaya breed. In the current period, along with their own thoroughbred breeding Donskaya breed is used as a improve for some native species (for example, Kyrgyz, Kazakh breed).

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