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Taken for a ride

Believed extinct for a millennia, the Caspian horse was rediscovered and revived only to be forced back to the brink by Iranian bureaucracy and global recession.

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Notes on the Oriental Horse in Persia

Had the modern Caspian not been observed and studied, the likelihood of the ancient, sub-fossil, native horse being documented would have been slim.

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Original Ancestors

The Original Ancestors of the Turkoman, Caspian Horses

Research based on examination of the faunal remains (bones) from ancient sites in Turkmenistan and Persia and genetic marker analysis of blood from breeds of horses around the world have shown that the Turkoman and […]

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The Land of the Turkomans

The eastern shore of the Caspian sea is a vast plain of green steppe which stretches to the Kopet Dogh mountains on the border with Iran, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.

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Iran, the Land and Country

Median levels at Nushi-Jan give wide range of sizes from miniature horses v to horses over 150 cent.

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Caspians in Iran

There are 38 Caspians registered in the post-revolutionary Iranian section of the new ICSB.

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THE CASPIAN HORSE OF IRAN

Several years ago word spread that a new breed of horse, like a miniature Arabian. had been found on the shores of the Caspian in Iran.

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A Rare Pony on the Shores of the Caspian

The Caspian pony provides the first living evidence to support the usually rejected theory that a separate rare of horses was grazing the foothills of the Zagros Mountains long befor the domestic horse was introduced […]

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The puzzle of the Caspian pony

This pony, which for want of a better name I describe as the “Caspian pony” is a small, slim, neatly-proportioned animal, showing generally plenty of quality, and, at its best, like a Arab horse in […]

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