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The small horse from Kolkhida:
Georgia is a country located on the border between Europe and Asia, right at the Eastern shores of the Black Sea. While Georgia is famous for the mighty Caucasian Mountains running through its lands, it also has many equally breathtaking plains.
It was in the plains of Kolkhida, located in West Georgia near the shores of the Black Sea, that the Megruli was born. Created many centuries ago out of native Kolkhidan horses, the Megruli grew to be well-adapted to the local subtropical climate.
The Megruli; a horse for both plains and mountains:
Although originated on the plains of Kolkhida, the Megruli is also a decent mountain horse. It is able to climb easily on the Caucasian Mountains that border the plains, and copes well with the change of climate brought by the altitude.
The Megruli is a strong horse for its size, able to carry up to 40% of its weight (equals to ~130kg.) Even with such a heavy load on its back, it remains balanced and surefooted on the steep roads.
The Megruli today:
Ever since it was created, the Megruli was a horse whose breeding was regulated solely by demand. When the demand for horses decreased during the 20th century, so did the number of Megruli horses.
Today, the Megruli roams Kolkhida, Georgia, in small numbers and is an extremely rare breed.
Megruli horses have a large, broad head with a straight profile and small eyes. The neck is short, the withers are, the back is straight and short, the croup is short and sloping, and the legs are long. The body has a squarish frame.
The mane is short or medium in length, but the tail can grow long.
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Megruli Horses in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases,
Speed: 13.1-14.1, 13.6 (0.2), 0.04.
Sprint: 28-38, 33 (2), 0.43.
Accel: 0.79-1.00, 0.89 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.86-1.02, 0.95 (0.03), 0.01.
Jump: 4.91-5.16, 5.06 (0.05), 0.01.
Pull: 1.63-2.04, 1.83 (0.09), 0.02.
Turning: 40.23-52.91, 46.73 (3.19), 0.63.
Reverse: 1.9-2.7, 2.3 (0.1), 0.03.
Stamina: 47.31-51.04, 49.22 (0.83), 0.16.
Reaction: 0.72-0.82, 0.78 (0.02), 0.00.
Coats & Height:
Colors: bay, black, brown, chestnut, and more rarely grey.
Additionals: flaxen, sooty, dark mane & tail. The coat is always solid, and while white markings occur they are usually restricted to the face or fetlocks.
Height: 12.2hh to 13.0hh.
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