The Karabair Horse

   The Karabair horse was/is bred in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, in the higher elevation of mountain plateaus. These horses come from the southern Turkmen horses, with which the Mongolian blood was obviously crossbred. There are somewhat smaller and lighter, head is of medium length and often form the profile lightly bulged in the nose, straight but sometime thick neck, prominent withers, straight and wide back well tied in with relatively long and wide hindquarters. The chest is sufficiently deep and the bones of the legs are strong. The hind legs are often “cow hocked”, the front often turned out, but dry. There are recognized three forms, the riding, the cart and the pack type. The Karabair was recognized as a great cavalry horse and his breed was used for the refinement of the Mongolian horses.

Translated by Ludvik K Stanek a.k.a. Lee Stanek from the 1953 Special Zoo-Technique - Breeding of Horses
Published in 1953 by the Czechoslovakian Academy of Agricultural Science and certified by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Written by: MVDr Ludvik Ambroz, Frabtisek Bilek, MVDr Karel Blazek, Ing. Jaromir Dusek, Ing. Karel Hartman, Hanus Keil, pro. MVDr Emanuel Kral, Karel Kloubek, Ing. Dr. Frantisek Lerche, Ing. Dr Vaclav Michal, Ing. Dr Zdenek Munki, Ing. Vladimir Mueller, MVDr Julius Penicka, pro. MVDr Emil Pribyl, MVDr Lev Richter, prof. Ing. Dr Josef Rechta, MVDr Karel Sejkora and Ing. Dr Jindrich Steinitz.