Karacabey (Horse)

Karacabey (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 Karacabey horse is a now-extinct horse breed. It was a light riding horse that originated in Turkey. After the establishment of Turkey as an independent nation, the Turks bred horses they called Karacabey at the Karacabey Stud. They were developed by crossing the a Turkish strain of Arabians bred specifically for racing with the native Anadolu and Nonius breeds. High quality show jumpers began to be imported from France and Germany, and the Karacabey breed was forgotten in favor of the exotic breeds. Another reason for its decline was competition from motor vehicles; the government decided there was no longer a need for this horse. The Karacabey Stud ceased all breeding of the Karacabey horse in 1980, and approximately 3,000 horses were sold at auction to the public. In a short time, crossed with other Turkish breeds, the Karacabey virtually disappeared, and today there are no Karacabey horses in Turkey. Ironically, almost as soon as the breed had vanished, the sport horse came to the fore as never before throughout the world, and Turkish officials deeply regretted the loss of this fine breed. Karacabey Stud now breeds the Arabian, Haflinger, and half-bred Halfinger.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613399486X
  • 9786133994867