Horse Species of the World - Bashkir

Horse Species of the World - Bashkir

$75
Item Code: AB55
Specifications:
Water Color on Old Paper
8.0 inches x 6.0 inches
Handmade
Handmade
100% Made in India
100% Made in India
Fully insured
Fully insured
Free delivery
Free delivery
Fair trade
Fair trade
The Bashkir, or Bashkirsky, evolved centuries ago in Bashkiria, around the southern foothills of the Urals. There it is bred as a pack, draught and riding animal and to provide meat, milk, and clothing. In a seven-to-eight-month lactation period, one mare yields 330-350 imperial gallons (1,500-1,600 liters). Moreover, the peculiarly thick, curly coat of the Bashkir can be spun into cloth.

The hardy Bashkir is kept out and can survive winter temperatures of -22 to -40 F and find food under 3 ft (1m) of snow. A pair of Bashkirs are said to be able to draw a sleigh 75-85 miles in 24 hours without being fed.

References:

Edwards, Elwyn Hartley. The Ultimate Horse Book: London, Greenwich Editions, 2000.

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