Learning outcomes of the course unit
To be able to recognize the most important equine breeds and to know their main characteristics
The course has to be preceded by the course "Miglioramento genetico"
Course contents summary
Concepts of equine breed, population-breed, attitudinal type, colour registry. Horse breeds of Italy, with Stud Book or Registry. Cosmopolite horse breeds: Thoroughbred and Arab. Main saddle, racing, draft and pony breeds of Europe and of the American continent.
textbook: A. Soldi "Cavalli" Guide Compact De Agostini
notes from the lessons
lectures with Power Point presentations.
Visits to stud-farms, auctions, racecourses