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Fascinating Horse Breeds We Hardly Know About
There are a lot of beautiful and unique breeds of horses that you just don’t hear about. Here is a list of a few exotic breeds with information and interesting facts about them.
The Yili Horse
This is a breed of small Chinese horses that originatedfrom North-Western Xinjiang in the 1900s. These horses are not only used for riding and as a draft horse, but are also valued for their milk and flesh. They are able to travel long distances at a good speed.
Interesting fact: It is said that these horses takes only 1 minute and 15.4 seconds to complete a 1,000-meter race. A speed which is 4.7 seconds faster than even the famous Sanhe breed.
The Messara Horse
This horse breed is considered to be the oldest in Europe. They are indigenous to Greece and are currently facing extinction, with only 100 horses of this breed left. They are known especially for their characteristic pacing, which makes riding comfortable and easy.
Interesting Fact: Elderly natives of Crete say that when these horses make their characteristic gaits correctly, the rider can hold a glass of water without a drop falling.
The Haflinger Horse
This is a breed of elegant yet strong horses that were developed in Austria and Northern Italy. They are known for their versatility and dependability. Their origins date back to the medievial ages where they were evolved from horses left behind by the Goths after the Byzantine army attacked Conza.
Interesting Fact: In May 2008, Italian scientists produced the first cloned horse, a Haflinger foal named Prometea.
The Kaimanawa Horse
This horse belongs to a group of wild horses that evolved from domestic equines during the 19th Century that were released in the Kaimanawa mountain range. Breeds that escaped from sheep stations and cavalry units including an Arabian stallion formed the breed known today.
Interesting Fact: Kaimanawa horses have been of special interest to writers, journalists, and researchers. The 2008-novel Kaimanawa Princess, authored by Dianne Haworth, is based on Kaimanawa herds.
The Hokkaido Pony
This is an ancient breed of small horses found on the Japanese island called Hokkaido. They have the ability to work in rough terrains and are used for transportation in the mountains in places of limited access of vehicles.
Interesting Fact: The breed is thought to have evolved from a fisherman bringing a Nanbu horse to the island in the 1600’s
5 Things Everyone Should Have In Their Shed
A shed is really all about how you use it. It should be more than just a place to park your cars; you took the time and spent the money to get it built, so why not make proper use of it?
We’ve put together a list of things that every shed should have
A first aid kit
Even if you have a first aid kit in the home, it’s a really good idea to have a spare in your shed. Little bits and pieces always go missing, so it’s good to have a back-up somewhere outside the house.
A tool kit
What kind of a shed would it be if you weren’t able to do handiwork in it? A proper tool kit means that your shed becomes a workshop.
A music player
We’re proud of the sheds that we build and we want people to spend as much time enjoying them as possible. A simple radio or music player will make the difference and get you whistling as you work on your own projects.
A work bench
A workshop is no good without a work bench. Whatever kind of work you do, set aside a bench and a chair so you can get things done.
Always consider the powerpoints. Where are you going to need them and where should they be positioned? If you’re going to be using a lot of power tools, think about where you’ll be doing most of your work so you can avoid long extension cords that get in the way.
To see some of our sheds, download our brochure at the top of our website.