Deliboz horse is a hardy breed that is well-suited to live in the mountains.

If you want to know more about this rare and interesting breed, keep reading!

Deliboz Breed Info

Here are some of the key things you need to know about the Deliboz:

Height (size) Average 14.2 hands high
Colors Mostly dark colors, but gray is also seen
Country of Origin Azerbaijan
Common Uses Riding, driving, as a pack horse

Deliboz Horse Facts & Information (Breed Profile)

The Deliboz is a breed of light riding horse native to Azerbaijan.

It is an ancient breed that was improved in the 20th century through careful breeding.

With the Karabakh, the Guba and the Shirvan it is one of four horse breeds native to Azerbaijan.

During the 1930s and 1940s, while the Soviet regime was in power, a number of horses were selected from the general horse population as typical of the Deliboz type.

Some of these horses were then crossed with Arab and Karabakh horses.

In 1943, governmental breeding cooperatives were established in order to boost the horse population, and ever since the 1950s, the Dilbaz breed has been further developed by the addition of Arabian and Tersk blood.

After the 1950s, no more Karabakh stallions were introduced; nonetheless, crossbreeding with Arab and Tersk stallions continued.

The Deliboz is named after the Deliboz stud farm, which was closed during WWII.

If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating breed, keep reading!

Alternative Names



Uneven temperament

Physical Characteristics

The head is short and dry with a narrow nose, and the forehead is wide.

They have a short neck, and the back is long.

The legs are well proportioned and clean with very strong cannon bones.

They are very powerful and cope well in the mountains.

Many are gaited.

The Deliboz is similar to Persian and Turkoman horses.


Mostly dark colors, but gray is also seen

Height (size)

Average 14.2 hands high







Blood Type


Common Uses

Riding, driving, as a pack horse



Popular Traits




Country of Origin



Local horses, Karabakh, Turkoman (today’s Akhal-Teke), Arabian, Tersk