Hackneys

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 11, 2007, 6:15


I saw a Hackney Horse just the other day at a pleasure driving show in New York State. He was pulling a historic cart driven by an elegantly costumed gentleman, and although that Hackney was 25 years old, he was spry and fancy and delightful to watch. Hackneys are an old harness breed, originating in England. They have a powerful trot and a naturally highset neck and knee action. The Hackney Horse is somewhat rare these days. I have seen more Hackney Ponies than Hackney Horses at fairs and horse shows.

This video gives an overview of Hackney horses and ponies, being driven in a variety


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