I know some of you perhaps was the big fan of horses – whose not, by the way. Horse is one of the most epic and beautiful animal that exist on earth. Don’t you see their hair and their athletic bodies? I personally love horses, even though I haven’t a chance to ride it yet, who cares? Horses has been used by people to help them since a very long time ago (domesticated). In the first century of humankind, we often seen (in movies or documentaries) horses used as the transportation before the discovery of machine, even in war – and for carriages.
These days, horses are used for tourism and entertain industry, and some sport actually. Some sports such as equestrianism (horse riding), horse race, and polo, used horse as the main figure of the sports. Like others, horse gifted with diversity of breed variation. Apparently some people aren’t just enough with natural breeds and decided to do the crossbreed on purpose creating more beautiful breed of horses – it works! As you might know, in this modern days, technology can be wrapped in animal crossbreeding process (been used and applied for dairy production purpose).
Of course in the applying process of crossbreeding, breeders should conform the ethic codes and rules that guarantee the welfare of animal itself, because crossbreed impacted the animal physically and their (animal) psychology. You should observe them regularly – daily, to check the animal psychology when it gets breeding. Here’s everything that you need to know about animal crossbreeding – plus, if you run dairy farm, you should know about 3 things about crossbreeding system allowance which would help you in your budgetary management and reduce the cost of it.
Back to the topic, now we’ve been demonstrated by the 5 new horse species from breeding progress which come with the result of new creation of wonderful horse’s breeds. Without further do, let’s check it out!
1. The Appaloosa
Appaloosa is one of the most famous horse breed in America. Their unique and uncommon pattern and color was the main characteristic that make this breed likeable. Appoloosa mainly used as the stock for several activities of riding discipline, such equestrian activity. Furthermore, this breed is resulted from several horse breeds which been modified few times in for a long period until now. The breeds that linked to Appaloosa is Nez Perce horse, Pony of the Americas, and gaited horse breeds – the most modern type of appaloosa horse was the mixture of Arabian blood-line and American Quarter.
The Appaloosa owned beautiful skin pattern of leopard complex-spotted coat – which has three main core characteristics: white sclera eyes (surrounding iris), mottled skin (around genitalia, anus, muzzle, eyes), and striped hooves. However, this breed available in variety of colors, such as grulla, black, bay, cremello, chestnut, roan, palomino, gray, dun, and roan.
2. The Gypsy Vanner Horse
The second list of 5 new horse species from horse breeding progress is the gypsy vanner breed. This breed was originally from Ireland’s island and has been travel many times and arrived at the first time in America around 1996. Furthermore, Gypsy Vanner also known as a strong, highly intelligent, kind breed which make them used as professional sport animal of equestrian.
The most familiar characteristic of Gypsy Vanner was their beautiful long hair, which is not only in the back of their neck, but also in the forth of their legs. I have to clear this thing, perhaps, out of many animals species out there, this horse have the most spectacular and graceful hair I ever seen. The horse, apparently gifted with a sweet (tidy and small pony type of head) head; strong and muscular neck, strong hindquarter; and flat, clean, heavy legs bones. Variations colors of Gypsy Vanner included: white, black, brown, and chestnut; basically all these colors would be mix-up into one – some of them shaped as pattern (spotted or mottled) , some was purely in one color.
3. The Silver Dapple Pinto Horse
Another beautiful creature is Silver Dapple Pinto Horse. Silver Dapple Pinto have a tail to flaxen and the black base coat color which affected by a dilution gene. Another characteristic of this animal was the black body with chocolate or brown shade on it. The mane of a mature Silver Dapple Pinto colored with silver or white, grey-brown or grey-dark body’s coat color which mostly would exhibit rings colors of hair dapples. Just like Gypsy Vanner, this particular breed was known with long graceful hair.
The variation colors of Silver Dapple Pinto included: cramello, palominos, and liver chestnut – passed from their offspring but would not manifest into their body color of the gene. This unique physical characteristic was effected by missense mutation which labelled as Z gene.
4. Akhal-Teke Horse
If people have supermodel, then for your note, horse also have their own supermodel. Yes, Akhal-Teke breed is the supermodel of the horse world. What make this breed special was their body’s color which is colored delicately with shining metallic sheen. Although the sheen could manifest into variation of colors, but the most outstanding colors was caught in palimino, buckskin, perlino, and cramello. Akhal-Teke is original breed from Turkmenistan, and known has a very good endurance and strong muscle.
Thanks to their athletic body, Akhal-Teke breed often used in jumping and endurance races in many countries. If you ask, how could their coat has a beautiful shimmering effect, here’s the answer: because part of their hair would cover the absent space in some areas, then refracting the light trough one side of the hair to the other side – just like a light-pipe.
5. Sorraia Mustang Horse
Sorraia was included as a rare breed of horse original from Sorraia river in Portugal. Unlike other modified breed, Sorraia was featured with primitive characteristic, such primitive dun marking color, and convex profile. A research reviled that Sorraia was a crossbreed result from several wild horses, and other acknowledge breeds, such Northern Africa and Iberian Peninsula.
This horse well-known has a high endurance, tractable, independent, and easy keep breed. Generally, Sorraia was colored in dun also other variation of dun such grullo – plus the primitive marking on their body such horizontal strip, black dorsal stripe, and black tipped ears. Almost extinct, this breed now is under the watch of naturalist and scientist.