Anglo-Karachai horses are a variety of Kabarda horse that
are bred specifically in the Karachai republic, Russia. They tend to be of the
most robust type of Kabardas horse and split off as their own breed during the
1960's. The introduction of Thoroughbred blood was what created the
They were originated by crossing English, German, and French
Thoroughbreds with local Karachai horses. The breeding unofficially started in
the early 1870's, but it wasn’t until the mid 20th century before the breed
Anglo-Karachai horses are 15.2 – 16 hands high. They have a
slight ram’s head facial profile. They have a straight line back, well-muscled
loin, a lovely sloped croup with a low set flowing tail, and a long neck with
very oblique shoulders (although shoulder position varies depending on how high
the Thoroughbred breed-share is).
They are calm and collected and are ready to work with
incredible direction capacity. They also possess an easy, well-balanced gait.