About Tersk Horses
Tersk, also known as Tersky, horses were founded in Ukraine.
They are primarily used for racing, competition, endurance training, and
sports. They are considered to be calm and very hardy.
Tersk horses were developed sometime during the nineteenth
century as military mounts. That time they were refered to as Streletsky
horses. By the time the twentieth century they suffered a massive decrease in
popularity. There were two variations that survived refered to as Tsilindr and
Tsenitel. In the early nineteen hundreds, around 1925, a brand new breed had
formed. They were noted to be found in the Tersk Stud and that became the new name
from there on. Today they can be found in Georgia, Turkey, Armenia, around the
Russian Federation, and along the Black Sea. They are often used in
competitions and races.
Tersk horses stand around fifteen hands tall and are rather
muscular. They have a high carrying tail. Their manes are short and wiry and
their shoulders slope. They have an Arabian looking head with what is usually
considered vibrant or expressive eyes. They do not have lots of bone inside
their legs and are one of the few with a flat croup.
Caring for a Tersk horse is not terribly demanding.
They can live in many climates and have a very upbeat attitude as well.
Generally, they are very resourceful and can find their way through the
mountains with ease. They are considered to have a very good sense of direction.