About Kathiawari Horses
Kathiawari horses are from the Kathiawar Peninsula, India. They
are similar to Marwari horses and are often confused with them.
Their ancestors arrived in the India via shipments made by
moguls that were well known masters in the Indian lands. They have a strong
Arabian horse bloodline present in them, and they certainly do look like one of
the Arabian styles. The notorious Gujarat families at the time were the only
ones wealthy enough to own the Kathiawari horses. While they are brave
creatures and athletic as well, they are best used as a family pet. They were
also once war horses but only the strong survived since only the strongest
horses left after battles were typically sent to breed. Currently, you can see
them being bred in the lands of the Junagadh and Gujarat families. They are
bred there on farmlands, as well as working as hardy animals.
They are used as riding horses, in the military, and also in
polo matches. They are considered to be sporty, robust, brave, intelligent,
enduring, gentle and sweet.
They stand at around fifteen hands in full grown size. They
have a chiseled head, curled ears, an arched neck, hard feet, and a short
spine. They can be bred in chestnut, white, and virtually any color with the
exception of black. They are rather muscular but still with the ability to be
graceful as well. They have hard feet and are very surefooted.