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Karakachan Horse by Kristina Mateva

Karakachan Horse


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14.01.2008 at 19:04h
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In contrast to other nomad people in Asia and on the Balkans, which use donkeys, Karakachans use as a transport facility only horses. The Karakachan horse is the most consolidated breed from all the local primitive horses. This is due to the very conservative livestock breeding traditions of these nomads. A specific feature has been the wide use of close inbreeding when breed this horse (A. Petrov, 1940). The Karakachans had used these horses for transportation of their whole household, during the seasonal migrations from the summer pastures to the winter ones and back. The pasture had been the only food for those horses. The horses which had not been currently used by people had stayed all year round high in the mountain in groups taking care about themselves. Even during cold winters they had found food and protected themselves from predators. Each Karakachan man had owned 50-100 horses in the past. In 1940s this number was decreased to 10-15 and seldom 50 animals from which 5 - 10 breeding mares from old breeding lines.

The Karakachan horse is comparably short (about 128 cm at withers) (A.Petrov, 1940). It is thickset with good musculature, with wide forehead. The legs are perfectly set and strong. The hoofs are exceptionally solid and strong. Horses often work without horse-shoes. Among people Karakachan horses are known as exceptionally strong and tough animals.

http://www.save-foundation.net/semperviva/horse.htm


Karakachan Horse 2 by Kristina Mateva
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Vesela Maleeva, 14.01.2008 at 19:47h

Excellent work in b/w, what a gorgeous and
graceful creature. And thank you for the notes!
Ves



Iedu Alexandru , 14.01.2008 at 21:23h

BEAUTIFUL PRESENTAITON !!!
REALLY GREAT IMAGE ...

P.S. LET'S SAVE ANIMAL'S ...
IS IN OUR POWER'S TO CHANGE SOMETHING ... !!!

For all that love animals please visit PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ...
I attached one link to I "horror" video, where animal are torture, please don't look is you don't like to see animals in suffering ...

http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/video.asp?video=fur_farm&Player
=wm&speed=med




Dragomir Vukovic, 14.01.2008 at 22:37h

shine !


Comy , 14.01.2008 at 23:25h

+++


Canan Oner , 15.01.2008 at 0:58h

Very beautiful horse,a beautiful presentation Kristina...
Cheers,
Canan



Anna Katarina , 15.01.2008 at 10:05h

Stunning...simply perfect !!!!
Cheers Katarina



Ramunas Siugzda , 16.01.2008 at 8:29h

Superb B&W! Nice Work!


Stefan Ba. , 17.01.2008 at 0:08h

ahhh i like this b/w ... great work! regards, stefan


Roberto Bon, 8.04.2008 at 16:08h

++++++++++++


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