A type of the Kabarda 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
Calm and collected these animals are ready to work with incredible direction capacity.