• May 9, 2018

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Hanover breed of horses: the description, features the Hanover breed of horses belongs to
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Разведение horses of the most various breeds and colors from time immemorial today was considered as very popular. And if to look at it through time prism, then it is possible to understand that else some several hundreds years ago each eminent king or the duke just raved desire to have at itself in the stable at least one horse of noble blood. And sometimes this desire gained hypertrophied and even pathological character. And who will doubt that, as until now interest in imposing noble racers did not die away. Today they can be seen at auctions, hippodromes, at various triathlon competitions.

Are noble, light on the feet and are mobile, but at the same time are refined, graceful and smooth in the movements – such qualities distinguish the well-known animals-gannovertsev.

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History of origin

The history of horses of the Hanover breed intrigues and attracts tireless interest. The first mention of appearance of such horses is dated the 8th century in the legend "Battle of Poitiers". Then Karl Martell in a duel from saratsina won a brilliant victory. In those age-old times the Hanover breed was used mainly as fighting horses. Such breed became known to the world and was born thanks to crossing of the Spanish and east breeds with local horses. But it is only one echo in a long story about appearance of the Hanover horses, there are many interesting facts.

In the middle of formation of the German horse breeding the king of England George II promoted removal of new surprising breed of horses which had to be good help for farming. The strong, powerful and fast breed of horses which was considered as universal had to intend for military needs, for hard work on country farms and also for transportation of crews in which the nobility and people of the highest ranks sat.

Hanover breed of horses: description, features

But the Hanover horse looked to impossibility beautifully and expensively therefore to hang up on it a brand of some simple "working animal" who has to work on the person would be extremely blasphemous. Therefore farms of Lower Saxony the Hanover horses for a cavalry began to get divorced. The breed was improved due to addition in it pure blood of roadster breeds. As a result ordinary draft horses had to turn into an individual, unique on an exterior and type, who would answer the stated ultimatum: "The horse has to be at the same time strong, hardy and graceful. He has to meet all stated requirements for participation in classical discipline of equestrian sport. He has to be vigorous, obedient, sharp, but at the same time is mild when performing any paces".

Process of formation of the Hanover breed was influenced considerably by creation by George II in 1735 in the small town to the Cella of horse-breeding center. And yes in 1910 the obligatory tavreniye of horses of the Hanover breed which assumed statement of a brand in the form of the turned letter "H" was founded.

Hanover breed of horses: description, features

There were even such cases that dukes brought east and Spanish trophy horses to Lower Saxony (that is located in the kingdom Hanover). There was a time, and that moment when on the plant the Andalusian, Prussian and Danish stallions began to be delivered here came.

It is interesting that on the coat of arms of the kingdom Hanover the white horse flaunts for some reason though representatives of the Hanover breed seldom are light tones. So why on the coat of arms fixed the image of a light horse?

The history of nice horses with white as the snow cloth, a cover originates in depth of centuries. At that time in Hanover there was a princely stable where specialized in cultivation of horses albinos. The high-ranking noble racers differing in smoothness, grace of movements and speed of reaction were grown up especially for the carriage of the Hanover king. The elegant bleached horses in a scarlet harness looked very effectively against the background of the gilded carriage, they intended only for esthetic pleasure, and were not suitable for army and economy at all. Their wool was easily soiled to madness, animals were whimsical and changeable in the mood, are vulnerable, but thus dobras. This look in 1896 (inexact data) completely disappeared, however the memory of them is still imprinted in many-sided history and also on the coat of arms.

Hanover breed of horses: the description, features the Breast of a thoroughbred racer is developed by
so that it with ease overcomes any obstacles and with unsurpassed confidence jumps even through the highest barriers

the General exterior

The Hanover handsome man has the large case with well developed muscles, it has strong extremities on which it firmly costs on the earth. Also it has the most powerful back, slightly kosovaty and long shoulders that too not bad influences the movement. The breast of a thoroughbred racer is developed so that he with ease overcomes any obstacles and with unsurpassed confidence jumps even through the highest barriers.

The quick racers who entered a rank of high quality riding animals have the head of average size and a brawny, smooth and graceful neck with a beautiful bend. The main distinctive feature of animals is existence of a specific hook-nosed profile and perfectly created croup that allows them to make powerful pushes during a maneuverable jump.

Define the best racer in the course of selection of the Hanover horses. At a good racer of an eye live and expressive, in them light sparkles shine. The lines of the case expressed and accurate. The head of a horse has a direct relief profile, the forms large, muscles elastic, tightened, well developed. Legs are strong, dry, it is obligatory from short five, and the neck is highly put.

Hanover breed of horses: description, features

Parameters, character and behavior

Ideally the case of the Hanover horse has to be located in a rectangle. If the case makes "square", so not everything as ideally as it would be desirable. Growth of a stallion on average can vary from 164 to 168 cm, a tall horse – up to 174 cm in withers.

The English Hanover horses can be various colors. The horse can be bay, black, karakovy and red colors very seldom meet.

Thousands of horses of the Hanover breed have to undergo strict control at selection, and still each studhorse without fail takes a stodnevny test for working capacity assessment which main part is made by verification of desire to work also temperament. In a priority – character and reliability of animals; the smoothness, grace of movements and an exterior are not less valuable.

In behavior of horses of the Hanover color notes of genuine arrogance, cold estrangement and haughty tranquility are sometimes felt. The good mood can appear as suddenly as a bright lightning in the middle of the dark sky tightened thunderclouds. Gender behavior of this breed is accurately differentiated.

Hanover breed of horses: description, features

The scrupulous accuracy of gannoverets splashes too much. He is clever as the person, is orderly, but at the same time is quick, vigorous and durable, carries out even the heaviest tricks inaccessible to horses of other colors.

The Konkurny breeds of horses used in the concrete sport called "jumping-ippik" are able to jump well, possess excellent coordination of movements. their light step, without hobble, a step – equal, without amble.

The noble thoroughbred horse forces to admire himself. Its movements razmashist, are easy, smooth and graceful, with a step from a back part.

Champions among the Hanover horses

The Hanover horses began to receive the very first champion titles and awards at the beginning of the 20th century. For example, resounding sports success and glory for the whole world came to a mare with a nickname of Pepit. It won nearly 10 thousand a reykhsmarok, to it gave the rank of the best Germany among troyeborny horses.

In 1928 a legendary racer with an original name Draufanger "presented" to the rider the Olympic gold, and 36 years later after the Olympic Games started talking about gannoverets seriously. These horses made celebrities of several professional jockeys.

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After World War I the German good fellows act in various dressages again. And again under a saddle – horses of the Hanover breed. In 1964 the German team which part were mister G. Boldt on a stallion to Remusa, the young man E. Nekkermann on Antoinette and R. Klimke's eminent racer on a horse Dux, received the long-awaited gold at the Olympic Games which are taking place in Tokyo. In 1968 in the championship in Mexico a horse Dux brought to Rainer Klimke a bronze medal in personal offset and gold – in command.

The unique Hanover stallion with a nickname of Zhigalo on whom Isabel Vert sat became famous for the discipline, dexterity and ability to win for the whole world. In 1966 in Atlanta he became the golden medallist. In 1997 the Hanover handsome man Zhigalo became the prize-winner of competitions in Sydney. When the horse was 17 years old, he came for deserved rest, but at the same time did not lose former playfulness and power.

So horses of this breed are both beautiful, and clever, and strong therefore in any stable they will always be favourites of the owners.

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