The Caspian breed is very ancient, possibly the oldest breed in Asia.
The Caspian (or Mazenderan) horse, probably the oldest in Asia, is found on the frescoes of the Persians as early as 1200 BC. e. These horses are extremely rare, on the verge of extinction, for a long time it was believed that they became extinct. In 1960, there were about fifty of them, due to the fact that they are scattered over a large area, it is difficult to talk about their thoroughbredness.
Even before the Romans built the first of their famous roads for marching armies, the Persians did their best to build wide and straight dirt roads (they were constantly kept in order for couriers with urgent messages and regularly visiting their provincial heads). Continue reading
Safe system for fixing the horse in the pasture.
HOW TO CORRECTLY BELT A HORSE
1. General rule: eye level and arm length. A horse is tied at about the level of its eyes and the length of a person’s arm.
The rope (chambur) should not be too long so that the horse could not get tangled in it or step foot in.
3. Always tie the knob into the easy-to-open knot. Keep a knife nearby so that you can cut the rope at any time. Continue reading
Castration of stallions is a simple surgical procedure with little risk. Sperm are produced in the testes, mature and stored in the epididymis, from where they are excreted through the vas deferens during ejaculation. The testicles, epididymis, part of the spermatic cord and testicular covering are removed from the stallion. After that, already at the gelding, sperm production is immediately stopped, but the recently castrated horse is still responding to the mares.
This is due to the presence of an ampoule, a sperm reservoir at the end of the vas deferens. Because the ampoule is not removed during marinating, the gelding can potentially cover the mare for up to one month after castration. But a month later, the sperm that remained in the vial during castration no longer exists. Continue reading