I'm very glad to hear your greetings )) Also I was created journal in Members Journals forum and there is little more photos )) (because I don't know where is the best suitable place for it, started two topics - journal and this one for photos also ))
Thanks to you all ))
Yes, Lada is pretty mare )) on this snow photos she on 10 month of pregnancy with Volk inside )) She was really spherical horse )).
Lada's breed is Tersk. Tersk breed was estabilished as breed at 1949, but it's roots going into 19 century and earily. Until revolution and civil war in 1917 it was Streleckaia (or Streleck) breed, and after civil war only few horses of this breed remained. They was founded and bred with Arab and Shagiya and other looking-like horses to keep and revive Streleck breed. This work was going on the Tersk stud farm and then on Stavropolsk stud farm. Also, goal was to create (and revive) breed with very good strong health, nice temperament, excellent abilities to training. This was last breed in our country bred for the cavalry)) And then work was complete and bred was registred, in the same years cavalry was disbanded )) . Tersk horse have great use in circus because their great ability to learn, obey and interact. But now this breed bred only at one stud farm and few little farm and it's stoodbook open for a not typical for Tersk kind of Arab (actually, for any Arab) and for some Warmblood. Modern Tersk is smaller than it was early and have different, often not typical conformation. Lada was born in a small farm in about 250 km from Moscow. Recent owner lost her papers (( I saw them, but cannot remember now her mother and father names. But they can be restored in VNIIK (institute of studbooks and other documentation), but I while am lazy to make it. So typical Tersk mare (Cilma, borm in a 1935) painted in a book about breeds: