About Hackney Horses
Hackney horses (also known as Roadsters) were developed inrnEngland and greatly improved as a result of a mandate by King Henry VIII. Theyrnare considered one of the finest United Kingdom breeds. English society wantedrna horse that could carry their heads high, that could have an interesting gait,rnand could have their knees lifted with ease. Hackney horses fit that demand andrnwere further bred to improve those features, often with the infusion of Arabrnblood lines. In the late eighteen hundreds, the Hackney horses began their veryrnown studbook and went on to be produced all over the entire world.
rnrnIt is believed that Hackney horse got their name from thernFrench word 'Haquenee', which means 'riding horse'. You can find them inrnFrance, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Their Arab blood line influencesrngive them a different look and overall appearance from the other horse breedsrnthat one can find roaming around the United Kingdom.
rnrnThey have excellent stamina and endurance. They are noted asrnhaving very energetic personalities and can be showy, wise, and playful. rnrn
rnrnHackney horses stand at around fifteen hands in full grownrnsize. They are bred in various colors such as bay, brown, chestnut, and black.rnThey have a refined arched head, level croup, sloping shoulders, and a veryrnhigh set tail. They have ideal withers for harness work and bode lots ofrnmuscles.