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Draft breeds are widely used in horse breeding for various jobs, and they are also used in sports. Let's consider the history of creation, description and characteristics of the Tori horse breed, advantages and disadvantages, peculiarities of keeping animals, their nutrition and caring for them. How to breed thoroughbred animals correctly, how to prevent and treat diseases.
History of the transformation of the breed
The Tori breed was registered in 1950, but the Polish stallion Hetman, born in 1886, is considered its ancestor, whose descendants were widely used to work with the breed. The Tori breed was bred in Estonia, at the Tori factory; local mares and stallions of the English, Arabian, Oryol, Trakehner, Ostfriesian breeds, Norfolk Roadster and the French Post Breton breed were used for crossing.
Description and characteristics of the animal
The Tori horse has a harmonious build, strong constitution. The animals have an elongated, rounded body, deep chest, short but strong legs, a short muscular neck, a long muscular croup, and a medium-sized hoof.
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Height at the withers - on average, 155 cm, weight - 550-600 kg. The color is often red, brown, but it is often salty, bay, playful, black, roan.
Animals are unpretentious in keeping, hardy and energetic. By temperament, they are calm and good-natured. The combination of performance and poise made Tory horses almost versatile. They are used in agriculture, they transport goods, they are taken in sports, shows, tourism, for horseback riding and walking.
Pros and cons of Tori horses
Advantages of the breed:
- unpretentious content;
- excellent working qualities;
- good character;
- versatility in use.
Disadvantages of the breed: it is not widespread, horses are raised at the main plant - "Tori", and some breeding farms.
Features of maintenance, care and nutrition
A Tori horse can live in a standard 4 x 4 m stall. It should be warm, ventilated, light. Room humidity should be kept at 60%. You can not keep the animal indoors all the time; if the horse is not working, every day he should spend time outside, in the paddock next to the stable, except in freezing weather.
If it is cold in the stable, you need to cover the animal with a warm blanket.
Tori horses, like other breeds, require daily cleaning of their fur, tail and mane. At least once a month, hooves should be tidied up, cleaned, trimmed and reforged. Systematically clean up and change bedding that can use straw or sawdust.
The animals are fed with fresh grasses, hay, whole and crushed grains of various types, root crops, and fruits. Vitamin and mineral supplements are added to the feed, especially in winter, when the level of vitamins in products decreases. Can be fed with compound feed for horses or combined feed with natural food. After each feeding, you need to give water, warmed up in winter.
Tori horses are bred as purebreds, and the breed is still improving. For sports, animals are combined with riding horses, for example, the Hanoverian and Trakehner horses. Tories are also used as a workhorse improver on the farms of Russia and other countries. The resulting foals inherit the best characteristics of their parents. The scheme of purebred or local breeding depends on what kind of work the animal will perform and what qualities it should have.
Horses can have gastrointestinal problems, often caused by inadequate feeding or inadequate grooming. Diseases of the feet and hooves are also common, this is the result of frequent or prolonged use, overloading, improper shoeing, poor or insufficient hoof care, and keeping on dirty, wet litter.
Tories can suffer from respiratory diseases if they stand in a cold stable, many diseases are contagious and are transmitted to animals from sick relatives. To prevent common infections, you need to vaccinate every year.
The Tori breed is a sled breed, which involves the use of horses as workers, but they have qualities that allow them to be saddled. They are quite powerful, strong, hardy animals with a harmonious exterior, which can be kept for household needs or just for riding.