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About the 'Kabarda' part:
The Kabarda is a Caucasian breed of a saddle mountain horse that originated at the feet of the Caucasian Mountains in the 16th century. It is locally known for its agility, intelligence, endurance, and surefootedness which make it one of the best horse breeds in the world for crossing mountainous terrain.
Unfortunately, the Kabarda has a major disadvantage: low speed (compared to other saddle breeds). This makes the Kabarda a poor sport horse for speed-based disciplines such as show-jumping and racing.
During the 1920s, Caucasian breeders started crossing Kabardas with Thoroughbreds in order to create a new breed which is faster than the old Kabarda but is still able to cope with the mountainous terrain. This new breed, called Anglo-Kabarda, proved more suited for sport disciplines than the Kabarda and became immensely popular.
Today, Anglo-Kabardas are still popular in the North Caucasus and are used for athletic disciplines.
(For more info, see 'Kabarda.)
Anglo-Kabardas are created by crossing a Kabarda with a Thoroughbred. They always have at least 25% Thoroughbred blood, usually not exceeding 75%, with the remaining being Kabarda's blood.
In order to comply with this restriction, in Horse Isle, Anglo-Kabardas can be bred to each other but cannot be crossed with Thoroughbreds or Kabardas. This means that in order to be born as an Anglo-Kabarda, a horse must have one Thoroughbred and one Kabarda parent or two Anglo-Kabarda parents.
As a Thoroughbred x Kabarda cross, the Anglo-Kabarda combines traits from both of its parental breeds.
The head has a convex profile, similar to the Kabarda. The neck and legs are long, and the withers are somewhat high, all resembling more those of the Thoroughbred rather than the Kabarda. The back is straight and the croup is sloping, both are traits that can be found in both the Thoroughbred and the Kabarda.
The mane and tail are usually wavy and can grow thick, although not as thick as seen in Kabarda horses. The legs are always clean from feathering.
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Anglo-Kabardas in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases,
Speed: 16.1-17.2, 16.7 (0.3), 0.05.
Sprint: 53-64, 58 (3), 0.54.
Accel: 0.87-1.07, 0.96 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.88-1.03, 0.96 (0.04), 0.01.
Jump: 5.30-5.58, 5.43 (0.05), 0.01.
Pull: 1.89-2.63, 2.30 (0.14), 0.03.
Turning: 49.53-65.33, 56.77 (3.03), 0.59.
Reverse: 2.5-3.1, 2.8 (0.1), 0.03.
Stamina: 44.06-48.12, 46.09 (0.99), 0.19.
Reaction: 0.72-0.82, 0.77 (0.02), 0.00.
Coats & Height:
Colors: usually brown, black, or dark-bay. Less often bay or chestnut. Rarely grey.
Additionals: flaxen, sooty, dark mane & tail. The coat is always solid and ideally has minor markings or no markings at all.
Breeding notes: breeders should avoid using Thoroughbreds who break the coat rules mentioned above. Steer clear from pinto/white/cream-diluted Thoroughbreds as well as Thoroughbreds who have patterns that are not mentioned above such as roan, rabicano, or excessive white markings.
Height: 15 to 16hh.
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