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Indian Country-bred

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Indian Country-bred
Country of origin India
Equus ferus caballus

The Indian Country-bred is an Indian horse type of indeterminate mixed breeding. These horses vary from good-quality riding horses to small and poorly-conformed animals used for pack and draught work.[1]:200 They derive from many diverse horse breeds and types, both local and introduced from elsewhere. Among these are the small horses of the Himalayas of northern India, particularly Bhutan, Sikkim and Darjeeling, and the strong horses of the Punjab. Outside influences include Arab horses imported to Bombay and Veraval from the Arabian Gulf, and the Australian Walers imported in very large numbers in the nineteenth century.[1]:200


The Indian Country-bred is very variable, but generally has a plain head, a long neck, a narrow chest, strong hooves and a low-set tail.[1]:200–201


  1. ^ a b c Elwyn Hartley Edwards (1994). The Encyclopedia of the Horse. London; New York; Stuttgart; Moscow: Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 0751301159.