- 5 years
- 11.2 hands
- A rare opportunity to own a pure-bred Caspian Horse
- From original foundation stock lines
- Backed using a dummy and been used for Equine Assisted Therapy from a foal
Sirhowy Zubin – Pure Bred Caspian Horse
Gelding, 5 year old Caspian Horse, Chestnut Gelding, 11.2hh
Sire: Marida Manzel x Dam: Kadan Jehan Wiratha (direct line from foundation horses)
A rare opportunity to own a pure-bred Caspian Horse. Backed using a dummy and been used for Equine Assisted Therapy from a foal. Lovely temperament and easy to handle. Ready to go on to any sphere that you choose. Caspian’s excel at jumping, Driving, Horse Agility. Based where he was born at Sirhowy Caspian’s in Hampshire. (Other horses are available to purchase on request)
About the Rare Caspian Horse
With an average height of just 11.2 hands, Caspian horses exhibit a small yet powerful presence. Their slender build and graceful conformation make them ideal companions for young riders, offering a gentle and willing disposition that's perfect for small children.
Caspian horses are categorically classified as horses, not ponies. Extensive research and controversy have surrounded this unique breed, confirming that their bone structure aligns with that of horses, not ponies. The Caspian Horse Society emphasize that when assessing a well-bred Caspian, their limbs, body, and head should maintain harmonious proportions, with any disproportion regarded as a fault. The overall impression one should have is that of an elegant, small horse.
Caspian horses are renowned for their extraordinary movement and impressive speed. They effortlessly showcase a natural, floating gait at all speeds, boasting a long, sweeping trot with remarkable shoulder movement. Their canter is notably smooth and rhythmic, while their gallop is rapid and flat. These horses possess a natural lightness and agility, coupled with exceptional jumping ability.
The Caspian horse's lineage dates back to ancient Persia, tracing its heritage to at least 3,000 B.C. Some experts believe that the Caspian served as the progenitor of the Arabian horse and, consequently, most of the hot-blooded horse breeds present today.
The Caspian horse had become a virtual enigma, known only to a small mountainous region in northern Iran. Many believed the breed to be extinct. It was in 1965 that Louise Firouz, an American-born wife of an Iranian aristocrat, chanced upon a stallion darting through the streets of a coastal market town in northern Iran. She embarked on a mission to revive and expand the Caspian horse population.
Louise's efforts to promote the breed faced significant challenges due to political upheaval and war. Nevertheless, spurred by Prince Philip, a small number of Caspian horses were transported to the UK. This event marked the beginning of a worldwide endeavour, with breeders in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and Scandinavia contributing to the breed's survival and flourishing.
A Critical Crossroads Unfortunately, since Louise Firouz's passing in 2008, economic recessions in regions where Caspian horses are bred and the dispersal of two prominent studs in the UK have significantly reduced the breeding stock. The Caspian breed faces an alarming decline, returning to a state of endangerment not witnessed since its rediscovery. Learn more about the efforts to save this remarkable breed at www.caspianhorsesociety.org.uk.
This is an opportunity to own one (or more) of these unique little horses. Don't miss the opportunity to own a unique Caspian horse, embodying a rich history, exceptional grace, and a bright future worth preserving.