A breed of horse thought extinct for a thousand years is well and truly on the comeback trail thanks to the efforts of breeders like Pat Bowles.
The recent arrival of a Caspian foal at her British stud is yet another small piece in a remarkable jigsaw that has been growing since the breed was rediscovered in the mid-1960s by American woman Louise Firouz. The foal arrived during the summer of 2007.
The Caspian breed holds a unique place in history as it was shown on the Seal of King Darius the Great around 500BC.
Today, there is an estimate of 400 in Britain and over 1650 in the world.
An English-bred stallion – Runnymede Karamat
was one of the first
Caspians to be exported to the USA.
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