The Hackney is a stylish carriage horse breed. A true blood horse with unbounded courage, full of fire and generous in the extreme, it was used as a trotting horse by the people of Eastern England for several centuries.
In the 19th century the breed became a popular carriage horse, and the Hackney Horse Society was Established in 1883. Due to the development of the motorcar, the Hackney almost became extinct, but the demand for Hackneys began to grow at the end of World War II, with the resumption of the annual breed show.
These flamboyant horses with their distinctive spectacular high-stepping knee action is now used primarily as a carriage show horse, where it is very popular with spectators.
29 March 2017