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About  Racking  Horses Racking

Racking Horses come from the Southern United States, mainly Alabama. They are known for a distinctive sugarfoot gait.It is believed that they are related to Tennessee Walking horses. An Alabama business person created this horse and worked diligently to maintain them for years to come.

Their ancestors were first bred on southern plantations prior to the American Civil War. They could be ridden comfortably for hours because of their smooth, natural gait. They were also bred for a good disposition, intelligence, and versatility. Their development was similar to that of the Tennessee Walking Horse, also popular in the southeastern US. In the late 1800s, horse shows became increasingly popular in the southeastern United Stat ...

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About  Retuerta  Horses Retuerta

Retuertas horse (also known as Caballo de las Retuertas or Caballo de las Retuertas de Donana) are a rare horse indigenous to the Andalusia region of Spain. They are believed to closely resemble the ancient Iberian horses that populated Spain before being domesticated. They are now now found only in the Donana National Park in the provinces of Huelva and Sevilla, and in The Biological Reserve "Campanarios de Azaba" in Espeja (Salamanca province) a part of which is the research reserve of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, the Spanish National Research Council. According to a genetic study by the CSIC, the Retuertas horse is one of the oldest European breeds.

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About  Rhenish-German Cold-Blood ( Rhineland) Horses Rhenish-German Cold-Blood ( Rhineland)

Rhenish German Coldblood (also known as Rheinisch Deutsches Kaltblut, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Kaltblut, Rhineland Heavy Draft, and Rhenish-German Coldblood) are a heavy draught horse from the Rhineland area of western Germany. They were bred in the second part of the nineteenth century, principally at the Prussian state stud at Schloss Wickrath in Wickrathberg, now part of Mönchengladbach in North Rhine-Westphalia.  

Rhenish German Coldblood are usually roan in color although sometimes chestnut can be seen. They have either black points or a flaxen mane and tail. On average they are 16 to 16.3 hand high and weight 1860 to 2200 lbs.

They have a Plain head with a short thick neck and a wide, short body. T ...

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About  Riwoche Horses Riwoche

Riwoches are very small dun-colored horses from an isolated region of Tibet in 1995. Previously unknown to science, these small horses may be an evolutionary link between prehistoric wild horses and modern domestic horses, though they could also be a domesticated variety that reverted to a small size and primitive coloring.

They were discovered in 1995 in an isolated, 27 kilometres (17 mi) long valley reached only by crossing a 5,000 metres (16,000 ft) mountain pass. They were spotted by a team of explorers led by the French ethnologist Michel Peissel. While on an expedition to study another newly-discovered horse breed that Peissel had located in 1993, the Nangchen horse, he came upon a number of small horses in an isolated ...

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About Roadster HorsesRoadster

Please see Hackney Horses.

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About  Rocky Mountain Horses Rocky Mountain

Rocky Mountain Horses were developed in the 1800’s in the Kentucky, US. Rocky Mountain horses have a brown shaded coat with lots of shine to their frames, making them simple to recognize. They are  a very stable-yet-surefooted horse with a unique four feet gait and a long bushy tail. Many farmers found great joy in owning one or two Rocky Mountain Horses so that they could easily utilize their strength for pulling plows and helping on the farm. One gentleman in particular, Sam Tuttle, is noted for his Old Tobe, which was a stallion that went on to become quite the champion for the southwest. Once the word got out that they could be used for climbing the mountain sides with ease and as farm hands, their popularity rapidly incre ...

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About  Rottaler Horses Rottaler

Rottaler horses were originally bred in the Rott valley of Bavaria, and were used as the foundation for the Bavarian Warmblood. Systematic breeding in the region dates back to 1558, when the first duke, Albrecht IV, imported popular Neapolitan and Spanish stallions.  

In keeping with the times, Rottalers were expected to be versatile enough to pull the plow during the week and the carriage to church on Sundays. Throughout the 19th century, Anglo-Norman, Cleveland Bay, and Oldenburg horses were imported to keep the Rottaler vibrant, and by 1906 the Rottaler Warmblood Horse Breeding Association was formed. In 1963, the breeding aim was redirected towards the production of more agile, sensitive riding horses, and t ...

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About  Russian Heavy Draft Horses Russian Heavy Draft

Russian Heavy Draft horses originated in Russia and the Ukraine. They are considered to be a younger style of horses, one that began in the middle of the eighteen hundreds. The state studs were noted as Khrenov and Derkul and were mated with local mares, as well as the Ardennes breeds. The Russian Heavy Draft was once even used in the Paris Exhibition in 1900. In very little time at all, the breed was introduced to newer blood lines, such as the Brabant, Percheron, and the famous Orlov Trotter. The breed went on to be virtually extinct once the first World War was over, and then again following the Russian Civil War. Used for agricultural and lighter draft work, they continued to expand the breed. The style went on to be used to cr ...

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About Russian Trotter HorsesRussian Trotter

Russian Trotters originated from the cross-breeding of native Russian Orlov Trotter horses with imported American Standardbred stock around 1890. The breeding goal was to develop a Russian racing horse that could compete with American Standardbred horses. While Russian Trotters were very successful, they were eventually bred to their original styles of Orlov Trotters and Standardbred variations around the middle of the nineteenth century.  

By 1950 the Russian Trotter breed was considered established, although some cross-breeding with American stallions continued. A stud-book was established in 1927. Russian Trotters are widely found, from the Baltic to Siberia. In 1989 there were approximately 290,000 in the USSR, ...

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