Kabarda (Horse)

Kabarda (Horse)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Kabarda or Kabardin horse is a breed from the Caucasus, currently part of the Kabardino-Balkaria region of Russia and Georgia. Historically the breed has been known for at least 400 years, but its origins are probably as old as the Hittite civilization. These horses are noted for their endurance and ease to adapt in difficult environments. The Kabarda has been bred since the 16th century by mountain tribesmen in the northern Caucasus, and is the product of centuries of selective breeding for the ability to survive in harsh conditions. The Kabarda breed was formed from a combination of steppe horses, the Karabakh, the Arabian and the Turkmenian. The breed are usually kept in herds, and are moved between mountain pastures in the summer and foothills areas in the winter. At the beginning of the 20th century, Count Stroganov began a program of crossing Kabardas with Arabians, and the results were considered satisfactory. After the 1917 Russian Revolution, the numbers of Kabarda were hugely reduced, and during the 1920's efforts were made to re-establish the breed. Between 1935 and 1953, the purebred population averaged 446 stallions and 3272 mares.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133994029
  • 9786133994027