War Horse Breeds and Their History

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Horses are still used in limited armed situations and have long accompanied soldiers and warriors on the field of action. The choice of horse ranges from agile and agile breeds capable of striking lightning to the predecessors of draft horses that could wear fully equipped knights and their armor on the field of action. Although the role of the war horse is somewhat forgotten, they deserve a place in the history books.

Among them are 11 breeds of war horses, some of which have disappeared and others are still popular today, although horses are not used on the field of action as often as before.

1. frisian

Fries is an ancestor of the horse, generally revered as the archetype of the war horse. Although the Ross no longer exists, the Frisian is now a popular horse for dressage and horseback riding.

The breed originates from the Friesland region in the north of the Netherlands. After being brought to England by Roman Horsemen, it became a popular horse in the Middle Ages when it put the knights into action. The popularity of the breed declined rapidly after the Middle Ages, and it is believed that at one time only two of the breed existed. Fortunately, they were both men and women and were captured and reproduced.

2. andalusian

The Andalusian has long been a popular breed of horses, and its noble appearance and graceful manner give it as great popularity today as it was when it put kings and nobles into action in the sixteenth century.

The Andalusian, originally from Spain and claiming that the Iberian horse was his ancestors, was popular with kings, including the King of France Louis XIV and the King of England Henry VIII.The French and English troops used this breed as cavalry horses. Nowadays they are used for dressage and versatility and are popular in movies and TV series due to their elegant appearance.

3. arabic

The Arabian horse looks fragile, but he is lightning fast and surprisingly tough. They have been used as couriers for thousands of years and originated in ancient Egypt. Its popularity spread throughout Greece, Rome and the rest of Europe. They were used during the Islamic Invasion and spread throughout the Ottoman Empire.

They have long been used to raise agility and speed in large horse breeds, and they are widely considered one of the best modern breeds, by people looking for a combination of endurance and agility.

4. perch

The great and Strong Percheron grew up in the north-west of France, where he was depicted with knights in action. It was used as part of the French heavy cavalry in the Middle Ages, but subsequently they became popular for activities such as bus transportation and agriculture.

Today they have become popular as draft horses in the United States and are even crossed with thoroughbreds to create police horses and hunters.

5. Marwari

Since the early Middle Ages, the Marwari horse has been used by the Indian cavalry. They are brave and incredibly agile, and it was this combination that led the chief of the Marwar region to assemble a collection of 50,000 Marwari cavalry horses in the sixteenth century.

Today, the breed is rare, although it is crossed with larger purebred horses to give rise to Polo and dressage animals. They are also used in performances and religious ceremonies.

6. County

The shire is a giant breed formerly known as the great English horse for its bravery on the field of action. He used them frequently in his cavalry and managed to grow larger and larger gutters by prohibiting the breeding of gutters less than 15 hours high. The resulting horse could easily withstand the considerable weight of a knight in full armor.

Today, the county is considered relatively rare, but it is used for lifting and pulling heavy weights, as well as for horseback riding and some shows.

7. Mongolian Horse

The Mongolian horse has been a popular and highly effective Mongolian war horse for thousands of years. It was especially popular and widely used by Genghis Khan and his men. He excelled as a Courier, which means that he was agile, fast and able to carry out attacks at high speed and in relative silence.

It is still a very popular breed, of which several many people live today. It is used for Transportation, stored for its milk and is still used for driving and running.

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