English Breeds of Nordics

    In the Great Britain and Ireland are bred various races/breeds of Nordic horses, which are more or less crossbred with the English thoroughbreds, Arabians stallions, Hackneys etc. These horses were/are for most part used in mining industry and the game of polo, which made them very thought out horses for those purposes. For the game of polo are chosen mostly taller/larger crossbreeds of the English pony with the English Thoroughbred or the Arabian that are taller than 147 cm (14'2 hands), not spooky from a hit while being quick in the gallop, balanced in place and in turns with good mouth that can withstand strong curb with tight chain. This game is quite comfortable for the riders/players however, for the “Polo-pony” it is extraordinary hard to bear, and despite all the protective bandages many of these horses brake down for good.

Click on the picture below for more on the polo ponies from the promoters of the “sport”.


Translated by Ludvik K Stanek a.k.a. Lee Stanek from the 1953 Special Zoo-Technique - Breeding of Horses
Published in 1953 by the Czechoslovakian Academy of Agricultural Science and certified by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Written by: MVDr Ludvik Ambroz, Frabtisek Bilek, MVDr Karel Blazek, Ing. Jaromir Dusek, Ing. Karel Hartman, Hanus Keil, pro. MVDr Emanuel Kral, Karel Kloubek, Ing. Dr. Frantisek Lerche, Ing. Dr Vaclav Michal, Ing. Dr Zdenek Munki, Ing. Vladimir Mueller, MVDr Julius Penicka, pro. MVDr Emil Pribyl, MVDr Lev Richter, prof. Ing. Dr Josef Rechta, MVDr Karel Sejkora and Ing. Dr Jindrich Steinitz.