Azerbaijan horses are a mountain-steppe racing and riding
horse named after the geographic region where the horse was originally
developed: Azerbaijan in the Caucasus. They have long been native to the area
and are well adapted to herd life.
They were developed as a saddle-pack horse and favored as a
war horse due to their robust character. Over the years they have been enhanced
with both Arabian and Tersk horses.
They are known for an unstable temperament (due to largely
wild herding instincts) and a natural pacing gait. The average speed by running
of Azerbaijan horse is 1600 metres in 2 minute, 66 seconds