BC: The End
FC: From A to Z | horse story by Vielka Gonzalez
1: I dedicate this book to: for all the horse lovers in the world
2: A is for Asturian The Asturian has a small although sometimes rather heavy head, with a straight profile Small ears, large eyes Long neck and quite thin with a flowing mane The croup is sloping with a low tail-set The feet of this pony are well shaped and very tough Population Status: Rare
3: B is for Belgian The Belgian usually exceeds 16 hands in height and very often exceeds 18 hands. It is a docile horse and a willing worker. The American Belgian has a relatively large head and short, feathered, muscular legs and large quarters. The feet are large and have minimum feather. In America, its color is usually chestnut or roan with white or blonde mane, tail and points. Its weight averages between 1800 and 2000 pounds; some stallions reach 2400. population status: Well
4: C is for Clydesdale The Clydesdale generally stands from 16 to 18 hands, and weighs from 1700 to 2000 pounds. Some of the mature stallions and geldings are taller and weigh up to 2200 pounds. Distinctive long, silky hair below the knees and hocks draw attention to the stylish lifting of the feet at the trot. The head must have an open forehead, broad across the eyes, the front of the face must be flat, neither dished nor roman, wide muzzle, large nostrils and a bright, clear, intelligent eye. A well-arched and long neck must spring out of an oblique shoulder with high withers, while the back should be short, with well-sprung ribs, and, as befits a draught horse, the thighs must be packed with muscle.
5: D is for Dales Country of origin: western side of the Pennie Hills in England. Ancestors of the breed: Celtic Pony, Friesian, Galloway, and Welsh Cob. Primary uses: riding, agricultural work, and trekking. Color: black or brown; white star is permitted. Height: 13.2 - 14.2 hands. Physique: neat head on a strong neck, a powerful compact body, thick mane and tail, short legs with feathering on the feet. Character: sensible, quiet, and hard-working.
6: E is for Exmoor pony The Exmoor pony is a very rare animal. At the last census in the mid 80s there were just under 800 ponies in total; it is thought that the population has risen to around 1200 since then. This still makes them a tiny part of the British fauna; there are twice as many wildcats in Scotland as Exmoor ponies anywhere, over 5 times as many otters in Britain as Exmoors.
7: F is for FALABELLA Country of origin: Argentina. Ancestors of the breed: Shetland Pony and Thoroughbred. Height: under 7 hands; averaging 30 to 32.5 inches high at the withers. Some may be as small as 23 inches. Physique: proportioned like a miniature horse; fine bones and small feet. While the Falabella is very small, it is not a pony. Rather it is a miniature horse because it's conformation is like that of a horse.
8: Country of origin: Argentina. Ancestors of the breed: Shetland Pony and Thoroughbred. Primary uses: harness pony and pet. Color: all colors and patterns. Height: under 7 hands; averaging 30 to 32.5 inches high at the withers. Some may be as small as 23 inches. Physique: proportioned like a miniature horse; fine bones and small feet. Character: gentle and courageous. While the Falabella is very small, it is not a pony. Rather it is a miniature horse because it's conformation is like that of a horse. | G is for GALICENO
9: H is for Haflinger pony Also known as Avelignese (Italian) This pony orignated from Tyrol, Austria and is distinguished by its strking chestnut or palomino colouring, accompanied by a flaxen mane or tail The pony is cold blooded, but has an Arab foundation sire, El Bedavi XXII This strong, hardy breed are known to live to an old age - despite not working until 4 years old, they are still active at 40 years The pony stands around 13.3 hands high
10: I is for icelandic horse Despite its small stature, the Icelandic Horse is referred to as a horse rather than a pony Not only does this horse perform the basic walk, trot and gallop, they also pace (skeid) or move at the famous tlt which is a fast running/walk The head is plain and heavy in proportion to its size The Icelandic horse stands at between 12.3 and 13.2 hands high
11: J is for Jutland The Jutland is Denmark's breed of heavy horse Similarily to the Suffolk Punch, the coat is almost always chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail The Jutland has a plain, heavy head with a squared muzzle The neck is short and thick and the shoulders are heavily muscled with an exceptionally broad chest The horse stands at 15 to 16 hands high
12: K is for Kiger mustang In 1977 a herd of Mustangs were brought in from the remote Beaty butte region of Origon The Kiger Mustang shows the classic Barb head with a average weight of 700-800lb Steps were taken to preserve these unique horses picture in top right | L is for Latvian This breed was developed in Latvia, Russia from the beggining of the 20th century Tall heavely muscled and bony Average height is 15.1 to 15.3 hands high The Latvian is mainly used for work and sport as it is energetic and powerful picture in bottom right
13: M is for Morab The myth that surrounds this horse is their status as a breed. Some people think of them as half-breeds but nothing could be futher from the truth. They are not half Arabian/half Morgan they are Morabs, a breed N is for This horse is also known as the Noriker It is one of Europe's ancient coldblood breeds and has been bred for 2000 years in the alpine piedmount of Austria It is coloured either black, brown or chestnut and stands at 16 - 17 hands high - it is classed as a Heavy Horse
14: O is for Oldenburg The Oldenburg was developed in the 17th century as a coach horse It is the most powerfully built of the warm blooded horses It is used now for dressage and driving The name of this horse derived from the provinces of Oldenburg and East Friesland, now in Germany, where the horse originated It was developed by Count Anton Gunther von Oldenburg who used Spanish and Neapolitan blood The Oldenburg stands at between 16.2 and 17.2 hands high
15: p is for paint The American Paint Horses development seems to have roughly paralleled that of the Pinto Many Native American tribes revered this horse and believed it had magical powers to protect warriors while mounted The Sioux have handed down a song from generation to generation about a Paint Horse who returned from the Battle of Little Bighorn The Pawnee and Arikana tribes also honor a spotted horse returning from battle in a war dance song One Cheyenne legend ties the golden eagle to black and white horses The Paint Horse stands at around 15 - 16 hands high and is warm blooded
16: Q is for Quarter Horse Its foundation was English horses brought to Virginia in the early 15th century, and Spanish stock, borught to America in the 14th century It was used for every type of work: farming, hauling, in harness and under saddle The English settlers raced them over stretches of about a quarter of a mile, hence the name The Quarter Horse is still the fastest horse in the world over the quarter mile with the current record being around 20 seconds It is an extremely strong horse, with powerful shoulder and hind quarters The horse has a short, wide head with small muzzle and shallow, firm mouth.
17: R is for rocky mountain horse This is a medium sized horse of good temprement and an easy ambling gait It was used behind plough, working cattle, or Hitched to buggy A good choice for the farms and foot-hills of the Appalachians S is for Shetland pony In comparison to its size, this pony is one of the world's most powerful equines. It is capable of carrying a man over rough country and can work under heavy loads It is now popular and is bred all over Europe, Australiasia and the Americas The face is rather dished, the ears are medium sized and the ears are small and mobile
18: Also known as East Prussian Horse, and is sometimes spelled Traekehner Originally from East Prussia, now part of Poland This breed has an elegant head, long neck and prominent withers The chest is deep The hindquarters are rounded and the legs are slender legs with good feet A high spirited, courageous and lively horse This horse stands between 16 and 17.2 hands high Popular Uses: General riding and competition. Many consider this horse to be Europe's finest warmblood and the ideal competition | T is for Trakehner
19: U is for ukrainian saddler This breed group was developed in the studs of the Ukraine since the war by crossing Hungarian mares (Nonius, Furioso-Northstar and Gidran) with Trakehner, Hanoverian and Thoroughbred stallions This horse is now bred mostly for sport. It is a large heavy saddle horse A well proportioned and a long straight neck The withers are prominent and the back is long, flat and heavy Colours found are bay, brown and chestnut
20: V is for Valdimir heavy draft This horse was developed in the regions of Vladimir and Ivanovo The head is long and clean cut The neck is well muscled and elongated The withers are long and the chest is pronounced Colours are bay and occasionally black and brown W is for welsh pony Welsh ponies have a small head and a concave face (dished) with a crested neck and sloping shoulders They have a Short back and highly set tail The legs are short and the feet are neat
21: x is for Xilingol The Xilingol comes from the steppes of southeastern Xilinggral Meng in Inner Mongolia and is a relatively new breed that was developed in the 1960s. To create this breed local animals were crossed with Russian Thoroughbred, Akhal-Teke, Sanhe, Kabarda, Don & Mongolian. The result of this controlled cross breeding was a lightning fast horse with an incredibly strong constitution & a handsome confirmation. Average height 14.2 – 15 hands Traditional Colors All solid colors
22: Y is for yakut This horse was developed in northern and central Siberia Three types have been formed: the northern original, the smaller southern type and the larger southern type These horses have a coarse head and straight withers The mane and tail are thick and long Colours are bay, gray-brown and gray Z is for zhemaichu This is a Lithuanian Forest type known since the 16th century The modern horse is taller and has an extended trunk and a massive body but has retained the exterior features of the old Zhemichu
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