Friday again and time to visit another exotic location and learn about the interesting horse breeds it’s given rise to. Looking at each breed in the context of their origins is a fascinating ride, & today a peek at the breeds from Kazakhstan.
Most of the breeds from Kazakhstan have ancient origins, and have been traditionally bred by local people for thousands (& thousands) of years. The Adev, part of the Kazakh breed dates back to the 5th century BC. This area is known for horse culture and the people have always been dependent on the equine animal, for transport as well as nourishment. Harsh environments make for sturdier animals and the native animals are quite hardy and adaptable beasts.
Although a traditional equine culture still persists in Kazakhstan, the modern world is encroaching. These older bloodlines are slowly being improved by Russian breeds and refined with Thoroughbred. The goal of todays established breeders is a modern saddle type, more for riding, sport and leisure than for transportation or milk.
Kazakhstan Horse Breeds
Horses of the World
There is a whole worlds worth of countries to visit, so be sure to keep yourself updated. Please let me know in the comments below if I’m missing any horses of the Kazakhstan & check back next week for the breeds of Lithuania.