Hi Horse Pals,
It has been very fun to hear your favorite horse breeds (along with some fun facts and
photos) in our contests. I thought it would be fun to highlight a different horse breed each week starting now into the new year. I will put some beautiful photos and fun facts about each breed. I will start with some of my favs, and since my #1 favorite is the Hanoverian I will start with that today. Feel free to post some fun facts on your favorite breeds and if you want to post a photo, e-mail it to me and I will put it on the blog. Let me know if there is a breed you would like me to highlight and I will try to get to them all in 2009!!
Let the fun begin!!
Fact #1:: The Hanoverian originated in Germany in the 1700's.
Fact #2:: A great many Hanoverians have become household names as show jumpers, among them Dollar Girl (1995 World Cup winner with Nick Skelton) and Top Gun (1992 Olympic team gold medallist with Jan Tops).
Fact #3:: They can come in any solid color and their height is from 15.3 to 16.3 hands
Fact #4:: Hanoverians are among the world's most sought-after sports horses, their strength and athleticism making them especially suitable for dressage and show jumping.
Fact #5 The Hanoverian is noted for its strength then its speed, hence the many successes of its representatives in dressage and show jumping. They are known for their natural balance and floating trot.
Here's a clue to next week's horse ... "It only has 17 ribs". If you want to guess, just click comment below and add your guess!!
See ya next week,
Your Horse Pal,