Monday

Wielkopolski Horse – A-Z Intriguing Horse Breeds in Pictures



The Wielkopolski Horse, found mostly in Poland, is essentially a cross of the Mazury and the Pozan, two extinct equine breeds. Bloodlines include Arabian, Hanoverian, Thoroughbred, Trakehner, and other horse breeds. Wielkopolskis may be found competing in Dressage, Eventing, and Show Jumping.

Wielkopolski Horse
 by Siedlar
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Saturday

Vyatka Horse – A-Z Intriguing Horse Breeds in Pictures




Native to Russia, the Vyatka Horse is currently considered an endangered equine breed. The sturdy Vyatka, usually standing 13.3 to 14 hands high, is well suited for driving, endurance, speed, and working. 

Historically, these were often seen pulling Russian Troikas, sleds drawn by trios of horses.

Vyatka Horse
 by Rena
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Friday

Ukrainian Riding Horse – A-Z Intriguing Horse Breeds in Pictures



Originating soon after World War II, the Ukrainian Riding Horse breed resulted from mixing various equine breeds with the now-extinct Russian Saddle Horse. Influences included Hanoverian, Hungarian Warmblood, Thoroughbred, and Trakehner horses.

The Ukrainian Riding Horse may be used in Dressage, Eventing, Jumping, and Racing.



Ukrainian Riding Horse
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Thursday

Tersk Horse – A-Z Intriguing Horse Breeds in Pictures




Mainly found in Eastern Europe, the Tersk Horse resulted from breeding Arabian horses with Orlov Trotters, and Thoroughbreds. Tersk Horses tend to possess excellent conformation and adeptness for dressage, endurance, and jumping.


Tersk Horse
by Erena Mopesa
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Wednesday

Sorraia Horse – A-Z Intriguing Horse Breeds in Pictures




The Sorraia Horse, a rare equine found mainly in Europe’s Iberian Peninsula region, is generally seen in dun or grulla coloring with primitive stripings. Thishorse may be related to the Kiger Mustang, the Przewalski’s Horse, and the Tarpan.

Sorraia Horses
by Lynne Gerard
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