Tersk horses are primarily used for racing, competition, endurance training, and sports. They are tall creatures with a lot of wisdom. Tersk breeds can be very calm and are considered very hardy creatures. One would mostly find them being utilized for their speed and agility on tracks and long courses.
The Tersk horse is very kind and willing to please. Exceptionally loyal to their owners, they often have a sweet temperament that makes an easy fit into any family. Most are also just as wise as they are kind and gentle. Very bright and pleasant horses, they can often be used in competitions and races for their wide range in abilities and patience.
The Tersk horse stands at around fifteen hands when fully grown and is rather muscular. They bode a high carrying tail and are not a breed that has a lot of hair. Their manes are short and wiry at best and their shoulders slope. They have an Arabian looking head with what is usually considered vibrant or expressive eyes. They do not have lots of bone inside their legs and are one of the few with a flat croup.
Caring for your Tersk horse is not terribly demanding. They can live in many climates and have a very upbeat attitude as well. Generally, they are very resourceful and can find their way through the mountains with ease. Considered to have a very good sense of direction, they can also navigate their way through the day. Also, their talents have led them to be popular for their ability to pick things up and learn new skills in minutes.
The Tersk horse breed was founded in Ukraine. They were first referred to as the Streletsky breed derived sometime during the nineteenth century. They are at times also referred to as the Tersky horse and have been most commonly perceived as a breed that was mounted for military purposes. During those times, the Anglo and Arab horses were utilized for mares in Orlov, Persian, and Karabakh styles. By the time the twentieth century came about, the Streletsky breed was suffering from a massive decrease in popularity. There were two variations that survived this time frame: the Tsilindr and the Tsenitel. Some of the mares turned up after this as well, such as the Kabardian and the Don in which the Arab blood began to take shape in the breeding process. In the early nineteen hundreds, around 1925, a brand new breed had formed. They were noted to be found in the Tersk Stud and that became the new name from there on. One can explore the areas where the Tersk breed can be found in Georgia, Turkey, Armenia, around the Russian Federation, and along the Black Sea.