Baluchi horse

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Baluchi horse
Distinguishing features Long neck, strong but fine legs, curved ears
Country of origin Pakistan
Equus ferus caballus

The Baluchi horse is a breed of horse native to the Baluchistan, Sindh and Punjab Provinces in Pakistan.[1] They are best recognized by their turned in ears, which resemble those of the Marwari horse from nearby Marwar, India.[2]

Characteristics[edit]

The Baluchi horse is usually bay, chestnut, or gray. They are light in build and generally have a fine head, long neck, strong but fine legs and ears that curve in so the tips of the ears touch. The Baluchi somewhat resembles the Indian Kathiawari breed. They are also thought to be related to the Barb through the Malian breed known as the Beledougou or Banamba.[1] Their average height is 14 hands. Due to diluted bloodlines, horses of pure Baluchi lineage are extremely rare today.[2]

Uses[edit]

They are used for riding, light draft work, and pulling tangas.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Baluchi". Oklahoma State University. Referenced 5/16/08.
  2. ^ a b TheEquinest.com
  3. ^ TheHorseGuide.com