|"Lost" Caspian Horse Breed|
In 1965, Louise Firouz, an American woman married to an Iranian, became fascinated by the depictions of horses on ancient Persian walls in Persepolis, the ancient capital of Darius the Great. She found similar horses in the steppes of northern Iran despite there being no mention of the breed since the 7th Century AD (CE).
|Reproduction of Persepolis Carving.|
If a present-day horse lover, perhaps of Mennonite, Amish or Anabaptist descent wished to invetigate and re-restablish a stud of the lost Russlander or Russian Colonist Breed, it would be likely that the present Russian and Ukrainian governments would not object since the whole procedure would have positive historical nationalistic overtones.
submitted Jan 26
|Caspian Horse colt and mare|