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British Horse

British Horse

The British horse is not a horse of England origin, unlike the one known. In England between 1683 and 1730, Darley Arabian, Byerley Turk and Godolphin Arabian stallions were obtained by a multi – faceted hybridization method. All the purebred British horses were produced from the Arabian stallion and the British mares in the same way. The purebred British Horse which takes its intelligence and endurance from the Arabian horse, its size and speed from the British horse, can run short distances fast. The British horse, with an ostentatious body, can make up to 150 meters in a short period of time when it runs along with the purebred Arabian horse.

So in horse races, the Arabian and British races are run between them. In many countries of the world, Arabian horses are not run in horse races. British horse in our country, in particular are grown as a race horse at the Turkey Jockey Club and private stud farms. The British horse run as a racehorse was first run in 1922 at the Veliefendi Hippodrome. The British horse is both a good racehorse and a horse. Horses in this race are usually trained to be used in races.
British Horse
British Horse

What are the characteristics of the British horse?

  • The British horse’s feather color is usually white and sorrel. There is also a rare British horse with swarthy and gray colors. There may be whiteness in the head and leg parts of horses.
  • The height of the withers is between 165-170 cm.
  • British horse does not have adaptation problem
  • British Horse is used as race horse in our country
  • This horse race completes its development at the age of 2 and begins racing training after that age.
  • The use of horses as breeder begins after the age of 4
  • The duration of pregnancy of the British horse is between 330-340 days.

British horse running styles

The most important features of the British Horse is that it is fast and strong, that it carries the rider comfortably, and that it follows commands quickly. Running style is one of the most important features of the horse. When walking normally, all the feet of the horse move separately. While increasing the speed and going in trot style, the front and rear legs move diagonally and simultaneously. In the Ambling style, the front and rear legs on the same side step together. In the fastest running style called gallop, all the legs of the horse, all four legs are lifted. In this way the galloping run is fast, but it is quite tiring for the horse. A horse running in ambling style can catch a horse after a while which runs in gallop style. Because the horse gets tired at the end of the run and starts to slow down. Horse races have been organized in every culture in every society from the past to the present. Officially, horse races were first held in the 17th century. The British Horse is one of the most popular horse races because of its structural features and fast running.  

British horse has its own physical characteristics

Some of the reasons why the British Horse is preferred so much is that it is able to maintain its speed over long distances, and it has superior performance not only in horse racing, but also in hunting, polo, obstacle jumping and eventing. In addition to this, the British horse is used in the production of new horse races. The British horse, known as the symbol of speed and endurance in the horse breeders sector, has been produced for many years because of these features. Its slim head, clever eyes and wide eyes distinguish it from other horse races. Muscular wide shoulders, narrow and deep columns are among the characteristics of horses. The upper bone structure of the back legs of the English horse and the long muscle structure are very strong. The long thighbone is wide angle with the hip bone and the muscle structure is very strong.

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