Anglo-Karachai, Anglo-Kabarda, Anglo-Arabian, Andravida, Andean, Andalusian Horse, Anadolu Pony and Amur
A type of the Kabardas horse that is bred specifically in the Karachai republic. These animals tend to be of the most robust type of Kabardas horse and split off as their own breed during the 1960′s. The introduction of Thoroughbred blood was what created the Anglo-Karachai horse.
This is a Russian breed originated by crossing English, German and French Thoroughbreds with local Karachai animals. The breeding unofficially started in the early 1870′s, but it wasn’t until the mid 20th century before the breed took hold.
Average height 15.2 – 16 hands Possesses an easy, well-balanced gait
A slight ‘ram’s head’ facial profile Straight line back Well muscled loin, a lovely sloped croup with a low set flowing tail Neck is long with very oblique shoulders (although shoulder position varies depending on how high the Thoroughbred breed-share is) The foundation is strong, with well anchored limbs
An Anglo-Arabian is is a Thoroughbred crossed with an Arabian and either parent can be a member of either breed (or another cross). However the remaining offspring must have no more than 75% and no less than 25% Arabian blood.
The breed was originally bred in France in 1836 under the care of the French National Stud Service, although the Thoroughbred and Arabian bloodlines are closely related and have been crossed before.
The finest examples of the breed combine the endurance and refinement of theArabian with speed and stature of the Thoroughbred. Ideally the breed displays more of an Arabian type confirmation, however they should show the best of both breeds
Average height 15.2 – 16.3 hands Size and confirmation varies because of the many different crosses Often taller and less refined than the average Arabian Strong and correct action Springy jumper
Chiseled and refined head, not overly dished in the profile Long slightly arched neck Short, strong body with a deep barrel Legs are long and strong
A type of Peruvian national horse, the Andean habitat is found above 9,000 feet in the Andes mountains. The great altitude has created an animal with amazing lung capacity and a thick, dense coat of fur.
The breed developed in the harsh environment of the Andes mountains and displays characteristics reminiscent of the Tibetan breed.
Average height 12 – 13.2 hands Strong and able climber Knows instinctively which plants are safe for it to eat Resistant to fatigue
Head is heavy and subconvex Forehead protrudes around the eyes Neck is short and muscular Skin is thick and coat is heavy Pasterns are short and straight Hooves are small, dark with high heels
The Andalusian is right up there with the Arabian when it comes to purity and length of bloodline. The grandfather of horse breeds, the Andalusian blood influences almost every breed known today.
The Andalusian horse is known by many different names Iberian Saddle / War horse,Jennet, Lusitano, Alter Real, Carthusian, Spanish Horse, Portuguese, Peninsular &Castilian. They are officially known as the Purebred Spanish Horse and have long been considered to embody perfection when it comes to horseflesh.
Their roots (and convex profile) are likely to have come from Asian blood influence prior to the Muslim invasion of the Iberian peninsula. Some believe that the Barbblood was what created the roman nose of this breed, however Iberian horses displayed their grand profile centuries before the Barb horses came to be.
Pure Spanish blood infuses animals with a graceful and noble presence. When introduced to other breeds, they markedly improve stock and their strong qualities persist throughout generations.
The breeding began and is still taken very seriously in the region of Andalusia, Spain. The purest strains were bred at the Carthusian monestary near the coast of Jarez de la Frontera.
Average height 15.1 – 15.3 hands Athletic with a strong presence Elegant springy action High degree of flexion possible in hind legs
Large sculpted head with convex profile Bright eyes & a kind expression Elegant arched neck Deep, short-coupled body Strong round hindquarters Short cannon bones Flowing mane and tail
Mild mannered and easy to care for Can survive in poor conditions Strong and true
Pack horse Riding horse
The Amur is an early 19th century light horse from Siberia that is now extinct.
Their bloodlines were a combination of the Transbaikal (Buryat) and the Tomsk heritage and they were bred for riding. The Amur was a hardy & strong breed with a finer conformation than many found in colder northern regions.
Short, thick neck and medium length back with a well-rounded croup. Their foundation was firm with good tractive power. Mane and tail were thick and long.
The breed became extinct due to crossing with many of the Russian breeds, Orlov Trotters, Russian Don, and Budyonny.