|The Hackney Horse is now a very rare breed.
While a resurgence has started in the United States with this Breed as a
dressage horse and light riding horse in addition to carriage horses, their are
very few breeders in North America. Champion Hackney Horse Stallion
Alpha Centauri is the sire of one of our Commercial Cross Mares and Jumping Jack
Flash is the other sire.
Hackney Horses have high knee action,
making them excellent jumpers with very tight front legs and powerful hind ends.
the 19th Century Hackney stallions were imported by French, Italian, German,
Australian, Finlandian, Dutch and Hungarian Governments for use in national
breeding programs. Many breeds including Gelderlander, Dutch Warmblood and
Friesian all have Hackney Horse ancestry.