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Malakin Horse

Country of Origin: Turkey



Also called the Ardahan, the Malakin is the only heavy breed of horse native to Turkey. All of the other equines are hotblooded & built for life in the desert.


This breed goes back almost 150 years & was brought to the eastern parts of Turkey by immigrant Turks from the Caucasus. The animals were a cross between Ardennes, Percheron, Shire, Clydesdale & Orlov with native Russian horses. When they reached eastern Turkey, the resulting crosses were then crossed with the Anadolu breed (& later more Ardennes to improve stock).


Average height 13.3 – 14 hands


Head is elegant
Neck is short & muscular

Traditional Colors

black | grey | dun


Friendly & willing


Farm animal
Draft work

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