Today’s Horse Facts: The Caspian Horse

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Have you ever heard of the Caspian horse? The Caspian is an ancient breed previously believed to have been extinct for over one thousand years. This breed is probably the most direct ancestor of the Oriental breeds and subsequently that of all light horse breeds. Let’s see how you do in today’s T/F quiz:

  1. Caspian horses generally stand from 39 to 47 inches tall.
  2. The common Caspian horse colors are baygreyblackdun or chestnut.
  3. The Caspian horse is a hot blooded Thoroughbred type.
  4. The Caspian is a small horse breed native to Northern Iran.
  5. The Caspian is the oldest known breed of domestic horse that still exists.
  6. The CHSA (the Caspian Horse Society of the Americas) was formed in 1963.
  7. The Caspian horse is still extremely rare.
  8. The largest population of Caspian horses is in the United Kingdom.
  9. Caspian horses have an incredible jumping ability.

10.   In 2000 there were 540 registered Caspian horses in North America.

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Let me know if you got at least eight of these questions correct. If so, then you are a Caspian horse expert! Here are the answers:

  1. T
  2. T
  3. F   The Caspian horse is a hot blooded Arabian type.
  4. T
  5. T
  6. F   The CHSA (the Caspian Horse Society of the Americas) was formed in 1994.
  7. T
  8. T
  9. T
  10. F    In 2005 there were 540 registered Caspian horses in North America.

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Well, do you know your horse facts about Caspian horses? If you want to learn more, look up these other websites for you to check up on additional facts about the beautiful Caspian horse breed:

http://www.horsenation.com/2013/08/31/10-rarest-horse-breeds/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspian_Pony

http://www.caspian.org/about-caspians/caspian-history.asp

http://horses.animal-world.com/Light-Horse-Breeds/CaspianHorse.php

http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/horses/caspian/

(All information in this blog is referenced from the above websites)

Happy riding!

Marsha

http://www.marshahubler.com

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