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About Kabarda HorsesKabarda

Kabarda, or Kabardin, horse is from the Caucasus, currently part of the Kabardino-Balkaria region of Russia and Georgia. They have been known for at least 400 years, but their origins are probably as old as the Hittite civilization. They are noted for their endurance and ease to adapt in difficult environments.

Kabardas have been bred since the 16th century by mountain tribesmen in the northern Caucasus, and are the product of centuries of selective breeding for the ability to survive in harsh conditions. They were formed from a combination of steppe, Karabakh, Arabian, and Turkmenian horses. They are usually kept in herds, and are moved between mountain pastures in the summer and foothills areas in the winter.

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About Kaimanawa HorsesKaimanawa

Kaimanawa are wild horses from New Zealand. The first horses arrived in New Zealand in 1814, and mobs of feral horses were reported as early as the 1870s. The principal (and only remaining) herds became established in the North Island’s Central Plateau, where they became known in general as the “Kaimanawa Wild Horses”.

Because of increasing concern by the public for their supposed declining numbers, a Committee, under the umbrella of the Forest Service, was formed in 1978 to look after the horses’ interests, and a protected area was established in 1981.

Subsequently, the Department of Conservation raised questions regarding the impact of the horses on the environment in the area, noting that the major threat t ...

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About Karabair HorsesKarabair

Karabair, or Karabairskaya, horses are a very old breed based on ancient stock that has been documented as being in the Uzbekistan area before the Christian era.

  It is likely that the Karabair developed through a mixture of Arabian and Mongol blood, later influenced by the desert horse breeds from the neighboring countries, such as the Turkomene, and further infusions of Arab blood. Uzbekistan is still populated by a vast number of nomadic peoples who have been, through the years, the principal breeders of the Karabair. Their lifestyles accounts for the number of different breeds which have gone towards the development of the Karabair. They have similarities to the Arab, especially in their innate toughness and ...

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About Karabakh HorsesKarabakh

Karabakh horses are a mountain breed from Azerbaijan. They have many of the same traits as some other breeds, such as the Arab and the Akhal-Teke. They are one of the very few breed that have a iridescent and shiny coat; like Akhal-Teke horses.    

At one point Azerbaijan was invaded and the horses used because the descendants of karabakh horses. Around the seventeen and eighteen hundreds, Karabakhs, numbering around four thousand. Soon, they became populare in Europe and Russia as well. In 2004, one of these horses earned themselves a speed of one minute and nine seconds for completing a one thousand meter sprint. You can find theses horses in a place called Azerbaijan, but do keep in mind only a choice ...

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About Karacabey HorsesKaracabey

Karacabey Horses originated in Turkey but became extinct during the late 20th century.

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 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 horse ...

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About Karachai HorsesKarachai

Karachay (also known as Karakachan Pony, Karatschai Pony, Karatschaever, Karatschaewsker, orKarachaier) horses were developed in the Northern Caucasus. They came from the highland Karachay at the rise of Kuban. They were developed by crossing regional horses with eastern stallions. Karachay horses are summered in rugged mountain country where there are large changes in temperature and humidity, and wintered in the foothill and plains with some hay feeding. These conditions made the Karachay horse strong-limbed and sturdy.

They were first bred for use in the military and agriculture use. They were bred by Karachays around the 14th-15th centuries in the climatic and geographical conditions of the North Caucasus. They were ...

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About Kathiawari HorsesKathiawari

Kathiawari horses are from the Kathiawar Peninsula, India. They are similar to Marwari horses and are often confused with them.  

Their ancestors arrived in the India via shipments made by moguls that were well known masters in the Indian lands. They have a strong Arabian horse bloodline present in them, and they certainly do look like one of the Arabian styles. The notorious Gujarat families at the time were the only ones wealthy enough to own the Kathiawari horses. While they are brave creatures and athletic as well, they are best used as a family pet. They were also once war horses but only the strong survived since only the strongest horses left after battles were typically sent to breed. Currently, you can s ...

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About Kazakh HorsesKazakh

Kazakh horses were developed by the Kazakh people, who live mainly in Kazakhstan, but also in parts of China, Mongolia, Russia, and Uzbekistan. Kaszakh horses are used mainly for riding and are known for their hardiness and stamina.  

This group of steppe horses was numerous as early as the 5th century B.C. Since then Kazakh horses were influenced by many breeds - Mongolian, Karabair, Arabian and Akhal-Teke. In the late 20th century, Kazakh horses have been improved by the Thoroughbred, Orlov Trotter and Don.  

Kazakhstan horses are kept on pastures the year round. They are concentrated in western Kazakhstan. In this vast territory they have become differentiated into various ecological types an ...

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About Kentucky Mountain Saddle HorsesKentucky Mountain Saddle

Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horses are from the U.S. state of Kentucky. They were developed as an all-around farm and riding horse.

They are related to the Tennessee Walking Horse and other gaited breeds, but their exact early history is unknown. Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horses have a similar history to the Rocky Mountain Horse, and together are sometimes called "Mountain Pleasure Horses". The Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse was developed by farmers looking for a small horse that could perform dual duty as a powerful work horse and comfortable riding horse. They were used for long travel over rough terrain, and were developed to have gentle temperaments so that they could be handled by young members of the farm families. Tod ...

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About Kerry Bog Pony HorsesKerry Bog Pony

Kerry Bogs are draft ponies from Ireland. They are traditionally used for hauling peat fuel from bogs, as well as for general draught work on small holdings. They almost vanished during the twentieth century, declining to as few as 40 known horses. Genetic analysis of the survivors by Weatherbys confirmed unique genetic breed markers, and the breed is now recognized as the Irish "Heritage Pony." A controlled stud book and registry now exist, and numbers have recovered to about 400.  

The mares are 10-11hh and stallions and geldings up to 11.2hh. They are commonly brown, brownish black, or bay, but may be any whole colour and chestnut, dun, and grey occur also. Their coat is long and dense, easily capable of survi ...

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About Kiger Mustang HorsesKiger Mustang

Kiger Mustangs are wild horses found in southeastern Oregon, US. They are named after their natural habitat, mostly in the Kiger Canyon. They are related to Spanish horses brought to North America during the 1600’s and that until recently, this bloodline was thought to be extinct.  

As a result of a roundup of wild horses in 1997, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) identified a group of horses with very similar traits. They were separated and subject to genetic testing conducted by the University of Kentucky which showed that the bloodline is not extinct. Their numbers were estimated in 2013 to be 101 horses in both the Kiger and Riddle Mountain Horse Management Areas. Every 3-4 years the BLM conducts a wild ho ...

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About Kinsky HorsesKinsky

Kinsky, or Equus Kinsky, were Europe''s original sport horse. They were bred until the middle of the 20th century in Bohemia, a part of the modern-day Czech Republic. At one time they were the most prominent breed in europe.  

The development of the Kinsky horse is closely linked with the history of the Chlumec branch of the Kinsky family and in particular Count Oktavian Kinsky (1813–1896). The family of the Count had for decades bred Thoroughbreds for horse racing or steeplechasing. The first known mention of the breed term "Kinsky horse" or the now-protected designation "Equus Kinsky" is from the year 1838, with the creation of modern sport horse stud book. Prior to 1838, the horses were known only as the parti ...

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About Kirdi Pony HorsesKirdi Pony

Kirdi (also known as Mousseye, Cameroon, Lakka, Logone, Mbai, and Mussey) ponies come from the Logone River in the sub-Sahel region of Cameroon (southwest Chad and northern Cameroon). They are named for the Mousseye tribe in southeastern Cameroon who raise them.

In 1826 they were first noted. It was not until 1926 that a description of these ponies was actually recorded. Not much research has been done on them. The population has been rapidly declining and is in danger of extinction. There have been no regimented breeding programs. However, in 1986 the Cameroon government created an Equine Program to safeguard the Kirdi (Mousseye Pony) from extinction and to develop the horse industry in Cameroon. There are some who believe ...

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About Kisber Felver HorsesKisber Felver

Kisber Felver was developed at the Kisber Thoroughbred stud ranch in Hungary. Many race horses were produced by the stud, including an unbeatable mare that is in the Guinness Book of World. The Kisber Felver horse breed was created over a hundred years ago from careful selection, and a controlled breeding program to create a desirable sport horse in conformation, movement, athletic ability, and temperament.  

In 1947 after the end of World War II there were very few Kisber Felver left in Hungary. 150 Kisber Felver horses were imported for the US Remount, but were sold at public auction in 1947 when the remount disbanded. Unlike other European imports such as the Lipizzaner, the imported Kisber Felvers were widely cro ...

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About Kiso HorsesKiso

There are records of horses being raised systematically in the Kiso region of Nagano Prefecture, Japan, as early as the 6th century. The region produced, according to legends, 10,000 cavalry mounts for Kiso Yoshinaka''s army. It is thought that these small horses were introduced from Korea in the third century.

They are similar to Tarpan and Mongolian horses. During the Meiji Era, the Japanese government had Kiso stallions castrated and imported larger stallions to cross into the breed to increase the Kiso size. Luckily, one stallion that survived the castration process, Shinmei, is the single sire who saved the breed. By the use of back breeding the breed''s purity and original form remain. However, the Kiso breed is r ...

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About Kladruber HorsesKladruber

Kladruber (or Kladrubský kun) horses are the oldest Czech horse breed, and today are considered very rare. Their main breeding center is the National stud farm Kladruby nad Labem in the Czech republic. Kladrubers have been bred there for more than 400 years, which makes them one of the world''s oldest horse breeds.  

The Kladruby stud was founded in 1579 by Rudolf II as an Imperial stud, at the Perlstein stables. The breed was based on imported Spanish (such as the Andalusian) and Italian horses, crossed with Neapolitan, Danish, Holstein, Irish, and Oldenburg horses, in addition to heavy Czech breeds. They were first developed to be a galakarosier (a heavy type of carriage horse used to pull the imperial coach), ...

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About Knabstrupper HorsesKnabstrupper

 Knabstrupper Horses, also known as Knabstrup or Tiger Horses, are a Danish breed of horse with an unusual range of coat coloration, often with tiger-like stripes.

In 1812 Villars Lunn, owner of the manor house Knabstrupgaard, bought from a butcher named Flaebe. Probably the mare was of Spanish origin, but it looked very much like an English hunter type. The butcher had bought the mare from a Spanish officer, stationed in Denmark during the Napoleon wars.

The unusual color of the Flaebe mare was memorable. She was dark red with a white mane and tale, covered with small white snowflakes on her body, and brown spots on her blanket.  

There has been a lot of guessing about the origin of the Flaeb ...

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About Konik HorsesKonik

Konik horses, also known as Polish primitive horses, are an ancient horse breed; they most likely are related Tarpan horses and possibly Hucul and Arabian horses as well. They were very popular in Poland; they are valuable for farm work. They are strong for their size and shape (their name means ‘little horse’). They were found in Poland, Slovankia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Popielno, and other areas surrounding the Baltic Sea.

Currently, most reside on various reserves, such as the Whitehall Meadow. During the 1930’s, a professor named Tadeusz Vetulani started to attempt to get the breed back on its original path. Some are also situated on the Ham Fen National Reserve and Sandwich Bay as well. The Suffolk Wildlife Tr ...

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About Kudo-Gayoe Pony HorsesKudo-Gayoe Pony

Gayoe (also known as Kuda-Gayo) Ponies are from the islandrnof Sumatra, Indonesia. Their name is derived from the Gayoe hills in the northrnof the island. Gayoe ponies are one of eight breeds native to Indonesia, thernothers are the Batak Pony, Deli pony, Bali Pony, Java Pony, Sumba and SumbawarnPony (and closely related Sandalwood Pony) and Timor Pony.  

Gayoe ponies are generally solidly colored. They are a darkrnbay shade commonly called "brown." Skewbalds are often seen, as well. dults are approximately 12.2 hands (114 cm) tall at the withers, andrnsmall-bodied.  

They are primarily used for transportation on Sumatra, andrnthe 1997 FAO Breed Survey indicated that the breed has a stable population ofrnabout 7,50 ...

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About Kushum HorsesKushum

Kushum, or Kushumakaya, hosrses were developed at the Pytimarsk and Furman studs in Urals region of Kazakhstan from 1931 to 1976. They were developed largely from trotter, Thoroughbred, Don, Budyonny, and Kazakh horses.

Originally, the goal was to develop, on the basis of the native Kazakh horses, a good army mount. Kazakh mares were crossed with Thoroughbreds and half breeds, as well as the trotters, to obtain larger size and to improve gaits.  

They have a high adaptability to local conditions, which is reflected in increased weight gain in spring and autumn, which makes them suitable for meat and milk production’ their large size and live weight guarantee a high yield of horse meat.  


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