Pechora breed of horses

Pechora breed of horses

Pechora breed of horses

For the first time the horses of the Pechora breed appeared near the Pechora River. The breed was formed as a result of involuntary interbreeding of horses of Magyar, Estonian and Bulgarian breeds. These horses were brought with them by the disgraced noblemen, exiles and old-seniors who sought solitude here in the 16th-18th centuries

A special place in the formation of the breed of Pechora horses was occupied by harsh climatic conditions that formed in animals the ability to bear any cold, bad weather, strong winds and snow. The Pechora horse is capable of carrying frosts up to 40 degrees, and at the same time hauling loads weighing not less than 500 kilograms for a distance of more than 50 kilometers per day

The breed has the following characteristic features only for these horses: 1. The height of the animal at the withers is 150 centimeters; 2. The total length of the trunk does not exceed 148 centimeters; 3. The head is rough, the profile of the horse is straight, noble; 4. The neck is moderately long, broad; 5. The back of the horse is straight, the lumbar part is convex. The horse’s horse is hanging down; 6. The chest is wide, deep enough; 7. The fringe, mane and tail of the animal have a dark, almost black, or dark brown color. Hair is very thick, as well as the skin of the animal, so that the horse can be in the cold for a long time. In addition, such thick hair and hair reliably protect against insect bites during the warm season; 8. Brushes in animals are as thick as wool, which protects the horse’s hooves from damage during crossings on hard, snow covered with hard snow; 9. The front legs of horses have the right shape, whereas the shape of the hind legs is X-shaped

Pechora horse can be any suit of dark shade: bay, black, red, brown, karakova. Very rarely there are Pechora gray horses

Pechora breed of horses

Maintenance and feeding The Pechora horse is bred and is now widely used, primarily in agricultural work, in the transport of various goods, drawing, harrowing and the like. They keep horses in the summer on pastures, where they eat any pasture, in winter they transfer them to specially equipped stables, where horses can be fed with any kind of hay, even by roughage, which includes straw and hay grasses

Like any horse, a horse of the Pechora breed requires regular cleaning of the stall, as well as the horse itself, with a special brush. The owner of horses should be careful to ensure that the skin, mane and tail of the animal remain all the time clean and do not create conditions for the appearance of parasitic insects

After each arrival from the pasture, it is necessary to inspect the animal for the presence of ticks, even one small tick can inflict considerable damage on the horse. The painful animal will aggressively behave, cease to obey the commands of the owner and perform the necessary work, therefore, as soon as all listed signs are seen it is necessary to properly inspect the horse and catch the parasite

Despite its heaviness, the Pechora horse is externally quite beautiful, has enough stagnancy, large legs, well-expressed muscles, a fine animal for work and a simple walk in the stroller.




Pechora breed of horses