Bhutan is an interesting horse area, the animals are used in large part for work and agriculture.
In the late 1960’s & 70’s the Austrian government sent several small herds of Haflinger horses to Bhutan to work on a Swiss farm. However the Haflinger was found to be unsuitable for the local people, they were too large and not surefooted enough for the terrain.
More recently, in 2000 a small heard of Spiti horses were imported to begin a trial breeding program. The Spiti has similar characteristics to local animals and it is hoped they will be better suited to the needs of the locals.
Horse in Dzongkha is kurta
Horse in Nepali is ta
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