- Sep 2014
But I would disagree on the part that says they would have no stamina. Native breeds are often tougher than highbreds. The TBs that survived the Charge of the Light Brigade ended up starving to death on steppe grasses that Don's and Karbardins thrived on.
The Native ponies in America out maneuvered the Morgan's and TBs of the US army constantly.
The reason why is the large heart Gene. The Mongolian pony, Native American ponies are descendents of the Celtic pony C family. It is highly coveted by TB breeders. And the breed with the most carriers? The Shetland.
The Karbardins is the Russian super horse. I t lives outside on natural grasses. In three brutal tests it beat out all other breeds. In one a ride straight up a mountain only the Don came close.