The Orlov Trotter is a horse breed with a hereditary fast trot, noted for its outstanding speed and stamina. It is the most famous Russian horse!
The breed was developed in Russia in the late 18th century by Count Alexei Orlov. The Orlovs emerged as the result of crossing various European mares (primarily of English, Dutch, Mecklenburg, and Danish breeding) with Arabian stallions.
During the 19th century, Orlov trotters were used mainly for riding and harness racing by Russian nobility. They were valued for their beauty and elegance combined with the ability to work hard. The possibility of the complete extinction of the Orlovs was a concern in the 20th century because of crossbreeding and the Soviet disregard of horse-raising.
However, the breed survived, and today fifteen stud farms in Russia! And ONE OF THEM is Horse Farm “Persten”, situated in Kurgan Oblast, more precisely in Shmakovo village. It is a countryside stable that allows you to be trained at horse riding, spend some time with lovely horses, and just relax outdoors.
The farm provides you with such services as a tour to the farm, simple horse riding, and horse riding to the forest. Even photoshoots with horses and wedding photoshoots are available. Besides that there is a summer house with BBQ there you can have an amazing time merging with nature.
So, if you are fond of active vacations and horses, then you certainly should come here to open a new page in your life and perhaps find new friends among these gorgeous animals!!!