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Hackney
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Equus caballus
Family Name:
Equidae
Origin or Range:
England
Size:
about 15 hands high.
Weight:
unknown
Compatibility:
Average
 
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Hackney

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Hackney Description
  The Hackney is often considered both a horse and a pony. They are often considered the ultimate driving horse. The Hackney is used as a carriage horse. They are strong and fast and can easily pull a carriage at a brisk trot. Because they are fairly docile, easy to train, and elegant in appearance, the Hackney is the ideal animal for wealthy farmers. They are also well known for their courage. Originally, there were two types of Hackney; a heavy coach type, and a lighter horse. The two types have been bred together so today's Hackney is more like the lighter horse but shares the characteristics of both. It has a high, floating gait, which is why the Hackneys are often shown as harness horses. It has a compact body. Its tail is held high and its withers are low. They have small heads with equally small muzzles and ears. Its eyes are large and expressive. They appear in all colors, although bay, brown and black are most common.  
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