ORLOV TROTTER HORSE
A breed developed between 1775 and 1784, the Orlov Trotter
was dveloped by A.G. Orlov at Khrenov stud. The breed came
from crossing Arabian horses with Mecklenburg, Dutch and Danish
harness breeds. Evolution under the natural conditions that
are characteristic of Russia, including flood plains and stables
means that Orlov trotter is a breed that is adaptable to many
Orlov Trotter's are used as draught horses, for utility horses
and as a pleasure or competition horse. When used in breeding,
the Orlov Trotter is used as the principal improver of smaller,
native horses of the former Soviet Union.
Orlov Trotter has a well proportioned head with a long neck
and muscular back. Their measurement is about 162 cm at the
withers and a body length of 164 cm. Orlov Trotter colors
are grey, chestnut, black or bay.
The Orlov breed is extremely fertile and the breed has a
long life span.
American Paint Horses are required to have bloodline and
distinctive body types by the registry. A paint must come
from horses that are registered with either the American Paint
Horse Association, the Jockey Club, or The American Quarter
Horse Association. Paint horses are intelligent and versatile,
beautiful and very athletic. Although they are a light horse
breed, paints are quite muscled and stockier. They are refined,
and carry their head and neck with elegance despite being
short-coupled. The color patterns are what visually distinguish
a paint horse from other breeds. There is a very unique combination
of white and another color from the equine rainbow.
Sometimes, people mistakenly refer to pinto horses as paint
horses. The difference is that Pinto's can actually be any
breed and Paints are registered with the American Paint Horse
Association and must be able to prove their parentage to one
of the three previously mentioned registries, in addition
to meet minimum color requirements.
Paint horses are categorized by color patterns:
Tobiano Pattern: horses have head marketings like
solid colored horses. For example, they may have a solid color
head, or a head with a blaze, star, or stripe. All four of
a tobiano's legs are usually white below the knees. Spots
are oval or round and tails are usually a solid color.
Overo Pattern: horses are either white or predominantly
dark. The white will not cross the back of the horse between
the horses tail and withers. At least one, but often all 4
lets will be dark colored. The markings are usualy scattered
and the tail is typically a single color.
Palomino's have been treasured for years and are part of
Greek mythology. In order for a horse to be part of the Palomino
Horse Breeders of America, the horse must stand somewhere
between 14 and 17 hands tall and be the color of a US 14 karat
gold coin. Skin of Palomino's is typically grey, brown or
black and without pink skin. Mane and tails of Palomino's
must be white, with less than 15% dark hairs.
Palomino's are divided into 3 different divisions. Stock
type of Palomino horses are western horses mostly represented
by Quarter Horses. Golden American Saddlebred type of Palomino's
are represented mostly by Saddlebreds and the pleasure division
of Palomino's includes Morgan, Tennessee Walking Horses and
Palominos that are registered in one of the following 7 horse
associations, and those that meet the color requirements,
are eligible for registration and participation in the PHBA:
American Quarter Horse Association, American Morgan Horse
Association, American Saddlebred Horse Association, International
Arabian Horse Association, Arabian Horse Registry, Tennessee
Walking Horse Breeders and exhibitors Association and the
Also known as Poconeano, the Pantaneiro is home in Mato Grosso,
Brazil. Most are gray in color, with some bay or black or
brown. There are temporary flood conditions often found within
the Pantanal region that the Pantaneiro breed has adapted
well to. Pantaneiro horses are resistant to equine Infectious
Anemia which makes them the selected horse for swampy areas
in their homeland.
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