Sindhi Horse

The Sindhi Horse is a rare and beautiful breed known for their stamina, good temperament, and strength.

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Sindhi Horse Breed Info

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

Height (size) 14.0 – 15.0 hands high
Colors Bay, chestnut
Country of Origin India and Pakistan
Common Uses n/a

Sindhi Horse Facts & Information (Breed Profile)

They are native to Kutch (also spelled as Kachchh) district in western India, but can also be found in Pakistan where they are known as Makrana.

According to the Puranas and the Vedas, there is a substantial amount of evidence indicating that horses formerly lived near the Indus River.

The region of Sindh, which has a fascinating history and was the setting for some of the most remarkable occurrences in historical record, is the precise birthplace of this breed of horses.

The Sindhi breed of horses was specifically mentioned as being used by Raja Jaidharath’s soldiers to fight the Pandavas in Kurukshetra near Thanesar, Ambala, during the Mahabharata. This further proves that the breed was present in ancient India.

The modern Sindhi horses found in Pakistan and India seem to have emerged as a result of very selective breeding to meet the needs of the time, perhaps descended from Turkoman, Arabian, and Persian lineages that are renowned for their beauty, strength, loyalty, and endurance.

The Marwadi breed of horse and the Sindhi-Kutchi breed of horse are physically distinct from one another in a number of ways, including the way in which they gallop and trot.

On August 4th, 2018 this breed was recognized by the Breeding Registration Committee of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

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Alternative Names



Docile temperament

Physical Characteristics

The head features a Roman nose, and ears curved at tips but not touching each other.

The back is short.

The hooves are broad for better grip.

It is a desert horse who is able to withstand intense heat.


Bay, chestnut

Height (size)

14.0 – 15.0 hands high







Blood Type


Common Uses




Popular Traits

Famous for their ‘Rewal chal’ – a unique style of running



Country of Origin

India and Pakistan


Turkoman, Arabian, Persian horse