- Jan 27, 2020
the Hanover horse is the most numerous half-blooded breed of horses in the world. Brought the Hanover horse in the Cella (Germany) in the 18th century for the purpose of "glorification of the power". The Hanover horses in the world are recognized by the characteristic Tauri – letter "H".
History of the Hanover horse
The Hanover horses appeared in Germany in the 18th century.
For the first time the Hanover horses it is mentioned in connection with the battle of Poitiers where the victory over saratsina was won. The Hanover horses of that time were heavy military horses – possibly, result of crossing of local horses with east and Spanish breeds.
In the same 18th century the Hanover horses changed. During this period George I of the house Gannoverov became the king of Great Britain, and thanks to it the Hanover horses were delivered to England and began to cross the German mares to thoroughbred riding stallions.
George I, besides, became the founder of the state horse-breeding center in the Cella (Lower Saxony) where bred large horses for riding and crews and also for agricultural works. And the Hanover horses were improved by a prilitiya of blood of trakenensky horses and also continued to cross them to thoroughbred saddle horses.
Foundation in 1888 of the breeding book of the Hanover breed of horses became result of these efforts. And Hanover horses became the most known half-blooded breed which perfectly proved in sport.
The Hanover horses were used for improvement of other breeds of horses, for example, Brandenburg, maklenburgsky and Westphalian.
Today the most known stud on cultivation of the Hanover horses still is in the Cella. However the Hanover horses get divorced around the world, including in South and North America, Australia and Belarus (stud in Polochanakh).
On a photo: Hanover horse of black color. Photo: tasracing.com.au
Description of the Hanover horses
Many consider that the exterior of the Hanover horse is close to an ideal. The Hanover horses are externally very similar to thoroughbred riding.
The case of the Hanover horse has to form not a square, but a rectangle.
The neck is brawny, long, has a graceful bend.
The thorax is deep, it is well created.
The back has average length, a waist of the Hanover horse brawny, and hips powerful.
Legs with large joints, strong, hoofs have regular shape.
The head of the Hanover horse average in size, a straight line profile, a look live.
Height in withers of the Hanover horse – from 154 to 168 cm, however meet the Hanover horses 175 cm high
Colors of the Hanover horses can be any one-color (black, red, bay, etc.). In addition, white marks often meet at the Hanover horses.
Movements of the Hanover horse beautiful and free thanks to what representatives of breed often win competitions in a dressage.
As the nature of producers is tested, only balanced horses are allowed to cultivation. So the character of the Hanover horse did not deteriorate: they are still quiet, balanced and with pleasure cooperate with the person.
On a photo: Hanover horse of bay color. Photo: google.ru
Application of the Hanover horses
The Hanover horses are the most popular sports horses in the world. The majority of the international competitions in a dressage and jumping does not do without representatives of breed. Also the Hanover horses in triathlon act.
On a photo: Hanover horse of gray color. Photo: petguide.com
Well-known Hanover horses
The first glory "overtook" the Hanover horses in 1913 – the mare by nickname Pepita won a prize in 9000 brands.
In 1928 the Hanover horse Draufanger received gold of the Olympic Games in a dressage.
However the best-known Hanover stallion is probably a Gigolo – a horse Isabel Vert. The gigolo repeatedly took prizes at the Olympic Games, became Champion of Europe. In 17 years of the Gigolo retired and lived up to 26 years.
On a photo: Isabel Vert and well-known horse of the Gigolo. Photo: schindlhof.at