Horse breeders from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Maharashtra have come together to foster an unbridled bond in raising awareness about the various breeds of Indian Horses. And for the first time, under the aegis of a website called HorsesofIndia.com, create a digital database of horses, horse breeders as well as horse enthusiasts.
The unanimous decision among all is that even though the Indian Horse breeds are known for their looks, hardiness, stamina and survival skills, the need of the hour is for the Indian Government to initiate a dialogue about the preservation of heritage and history of Indian horses.
Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon, MLA from Faridkot and a Horse Breeder himself while unveiling www.horsesofindia.com said, “Something like this was required immediately. While everyone talks about various other breeds of horses from across the world, there is little knowledge about the various traits that the nine breeds of Indian Horses possess. I am happy and can surely say that the passion that everyone here has shown will go a long way in the preservation of the Indian breeds of horses.”
The breeders and lovers who are present here have been in involved in this passion of raising and the upkeep of the horses since nearly 10 generations. The Indian Horse breeds are of nine varieties. Not just are they a source of great pride in India – many of these breeds seem to be highly regional and possess a variety of bloodline strains.
Deepak Khanna, Managing Director, Alba Info Solutions Pvt Ltd (the parent company of HorsesofIndia.com) said, “www.horsesofindia.com is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, where anyone interested in horses for any reason (Information or Business) can navigate the Google Map under the ‘Stud Farm’ tab on the website, to access a well-classified information about the Horse owners, their USP as well as the description of horses across the country. One can know about horse owners, study stud farms and get connected with them in a very organised manner under one umbrella.”