It is not commonly considered as a companion animal, but the horse is one of the animals that we find most in cities and towns that can be trained, and that can help us in a multitude of activities, be it work or leisure and sport, and are even used in rehabilitation of people, giving rise to what is now known as equine therapy or hypnotherapy. In this article, we will talk about the most appropriate types of horses.
- The Andalusian horse
One of the oldest horse races in the world that originated in Andalusia. This breed of horse, after a long time accompanying the man, is easy to ride and train in different types of competitions such as classical dressage, or cowgirl.
They are horses with measurements up to the cross between 163 and 168 cm, very vital and strong. They have a robust body and are very resistant to disease and infection.
Andalusian horses, even having an impetuous character, as we mentioned before are easy to train and very docile if treated with respect.
- Arab horses
This horse race is characterized by its strength, endurance, and great intelligence. Also, along with the Andalusian horse, it is one of the oldest breeds of horses.
Since they have developed in the desert, but always surrounded by people, these horses are very resistant to nasty and easy to train.
Between about 143 cm and 152 cm, we have a balanced breed of horse that usually have a sharp head with a full front. Within this breed, we have different variations that have arisen from crosses to try to increase their height and other characteristics, such as the height of the tail and the width of the hips.
Its character is very lively and active, coupled with its high average speed and endurance. Put in your favor when it comes to learning from your educators.
- Frisian breed horses
The Frisian horse is native to Holland and is characterized by its beautiful coat in intense colors of black tones. Its name derives from the specific region of Holland from which it originates, Friesland.
Very used in classic dressage competitions as they are very agile and easy to train. They have an average height of 165 cm and are powerful animals. Now we can find frissons in riding and doming exhibitions.
- Percheron horses
These horses are of French origin, from the region of Le Perche. Given their large size, they are usually used for shooting and breeding.
Especially loved by farmers for their great docility and size, about 180 cm on average, this breed has the Arab Horse as its predecessor. With its 800 kilos of weight, on average, there are two types of Percherons according to their constitution; Percherons for the major shot and Percherons for the minor shot.
With a higher than average resistance to Climatology and disease, Percheron horses adapt quickly to different habitat types.
- Horses pintos
The origin of the breeding of these horses is attributed to the Redskins Indians in North America after they decided to cross several breeds such as the English and Arabic horses.
With an average height of 152 cm, they have many characteristics inherited from Arab horses such as height, average weight around 500 kilos, and not having a specific color that characterizes them.
Snout and legs are shorter than they usually are in other races, as well as being very docile and quick to learn routines.
- English thoroughbred horse
English thoroughbred has its origins in the 18th century in England, logically. This date is considered to be the date on which English mares crossed with Arab Stallions with the aim of getting fast horses for racing.
With an average height of 170 cm, they have now also specialized in activities such as horse riding thanks to their exceptional athletic abilities.
Within the English purebred race, we have sprinters, fonts, and sand horses or grass, according to their characteristics.
- Horses Mustang
The origin of this horse race is particularly characteristic. They are native to North America, but they are descended from the horses carried by the Spanish in the conquests of America, which, after losing the wars, became wild. Lacking natural predators, they increased and settled down.
Powerful horses, able to travel long distances and powerful thanks to their musculature. Since it is one of the few species of wild horses in the United States, it is considered a protected species.
This breed adapts perfectly to the inclement Plains and the most adverse climates. Its aesthetic aspect is not particularly remarkable if it has a strong and strong constitution.
- Hygiene for horses
Hygiene care for horses should be taken care of daily .it is a priority to see the animal’s mood in order not to force it and to create stressful situations.
We would start by using scratch, a kind of brush with hard bristles, to massage the horse’s body and remove the excess hair, applying some force and circular motion.
Then, using a root brush and in favor of the horse’s hair, we brush the animal. In the queue, we will use a comb of cranes, and we must be cautious as it is a susceptible area.
We reached the soft brush to brush the horse’s head, in the area from the ears to the eyes. Finally, we must pay particular attention to the horse’s hooves, using the scab cleaner, with the part of the punch removing small stones that are disturbing or damaging the horse.