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    Caspian horses?

    So, as some of you may remember, I last posted about having to get a companion for my horse who had recently lost his buddy. We got Walter the donkey. Well...Walter didn't work out. Broke my heart :-( he was fine for the most part with my sheep, and Hudson tolerated him, but last week he savaged two of my ewes :-( He didn't bother the sheep that were up and moving, but one got cast, and he jumped on her, and was going at her. Then another old ewe, who is kind of crippled, he really went after her, my husband caught him just wallering around on the poor old girl, and he even bit off a piece of her ear!!! Well, it was clear, as much as I loved Walter, he couldn't stay. I love my sheep, and have had them for a long time...I'm sure Walter will make somebody a great pet...Anyway, we took him back to the rescue. The rescue is awesome and just wants horses and adopters to be happy :-) She has a 14 yr. old Caspian gelding, he's even reg., so he is an actual Caspian, not just someone labeling him that. Now I wouldn't say he is what you would call a poster child for the breed standard LOL He's kind of homely, he needs some groceries, but other than that he looks to be in good health. He's a little shy (although he seemed to love my husband) We're going to go get him this afternoon, and try him out. I've since heard from some folks that have had Caspian's before, that they were great little horses, great personalities, easy keepers etc...anyone have any experience with these guys? Just doing a quick google, I see lots of good things about them. And on further research, maybe for a Caspian, he's not so homely LOL. He appeared a little parrot mouthed, but he in fact wasn't, looking at pics on line, I noticed a number had the same look....

    I hope you'll post more about him as you get to know him! I always thought Caspian were pretty enough, but maybe I'm weird.
    If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great


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      Just unloaded him, first meeting with Hudson, went much better, they sniffed noses, and Hudson nuzzled him a little. I'll post of pic of the little dude (Milo) later. He's a chestnut with 2 hind socks.


        A fellow boarder had her giant Draft Cross's DNA analyzed. She's part Draft (obvious, but I can't remember which draft breed), and Caspian pony! She's enormous and built like a tank. The Caspian part is a mystery to us all.


          Originally posted by pony baloney View Post
          A fellow boarder had her giant Draft Cross's DNA analyzed. She's part Draft (obvious, but I can't remember which draft breed), and Caspian pony! She's enormous and built like a tank. The Caspian part is a mystery to us all.
          I think the Caspian is a very old breed, and like Arabians and barbs, probably figure into the DNA of a lot of horses via an original mishmash of regional types that founded our modern breeds.
          "Dogs give and give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting." —Bradley Trevor Greive


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            Evidently it's native to Iran...and there is Arab blood in there too. They claim Caspian's are one of the oldest horse breeds in the world. Also called Khazar horse? Interesting breed! Here is a pic of my little guy. At first glance I thought he was pretty homely LOL, but looking at him, now, I think with some groceries, and shed out, he's going to be a handsome little dude. Keep in mind he's a rescue, that's why he looks so poorly...he was headed for auction before the rescue got him. Came from some breeders where the family had died, and they just wanted rid of the horses.


              Not very many Caspians in the world: a bit of a teasure, I would say.
              "Good young horses are bred, but good advanced horses are trained" Sam Griffiths


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                I don't really care about papers, but she said she could get them for me if I want. Might be interesting to see his background/breeding. Not sure what part of Texas he came from.


                  I used to teach up/down lessons at a farm that had a lot of these buggers. They were nice enough, but I'm not sure I would recommend using them as lesson mounts as we did - a little too athletic for some of the smaller kids!


                    Long ago I knew someone here in Florida who drove a Caspian. He was very handsome!!


                      There use to be a person name Dick?, sorry don’t remember last name, maybe started with a L? who drove and I think bred Caspian horses in Florida. Meet him with Bob Giles? at the National Drive, but think he use to post on COTH. Did visit his farm in Florida years ago. Think he bought, dismantled a church and rebuilt for his barn. Sorry, not much help, but did bring back some memories!!!!

                      Hope you have good luck with your new equine and he settles in well.


                        Caspians were "rediscovered" by a British woman in Iran who travelled all over the country buying the most typical horses she could find and establishing a breeding farm. This was broken up after the Shah was deposed, but a good number had been sold to the US and Britain before this happened. They are definitely an endangered breed, I am surprised that yours ended up in a rescue. Glad he found a soft landing. Keep us informed about how he gets along with Hudson!


                          Originally posted by Miss Fortune View Post
                          I don't really care about papers, but she said she could get them for me if I want. Might be interesting to see his background/breeding. Not sure what part of Texas he came from.
                          Of course you want the papers, you can't ever have enough information about your horse, especially the age is easier to know with papers.

                          What are you going to call him, Cass?
                          Or maybe he comes with some wonderful registered name?

                          He has a big eye and looks sensible.
                          Keep taking pictures, he will change all along.


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                            I contacted her and asked about the papers or at least a copy of them...would be interesting to see if he did have a cool reg. name ;-) They called him Milo, we'll probably keep it that...Hudson (my other horse) and Milo has a good ring to it, especially since they are so opposite in size :-O


                              Agree with Bluey , get papers if you can.
                              Even if you don't care to register him in your name - can get pricy w/o BOS - still interesting info.
                              Especially for a rare breed like Caspian.

                              My TWH had a colt from his breeding days, both registered TWHBEA.
                              He had some Names in his lines.
                              My Hackney Pony has some good bloodlines too.
                              I never transferred registration for either, but fun to have the history.

                              Milo looks to be a cutie when you get him in shape.
                              *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                              Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                              Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                              Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


                                Love his kind and beautiful eye! I bet he'll be quite handsome with some groceries and a new spring haircoat!