Description of Uzunyayla Horse The Uzunyayla has a large head with a concave profile, eyes are small, and neck is of medium length. Withers are well pronounced, the legs are strong with good joints, the pasterns are sloped and very strong; the feet are well shaped and & tough with coarse feathering.
The Uzunyayla Horse comes from Turkey and was developed in the mid 19th century. It is believed that their ancestors came from Caucasus which means they are probably related to the Kabarda & they were bred pure in Turkey until the start of the 20th century when Anadolu & Nonius blood was added.
They are used as a pack horse, a light draft horse and as a general riding horse.
Grooming or care
Average height 14.1 – 15.1 hands.
These horses have a good gallop but are not able to do the rahvan walk like some other Turkish breeds.
Presently there are only about 2,000 specimens of this breed.