The Jabe breed is one of the distinct steppe horse groups within the Kazakh horse breed; its massive weight and measurements differentiate it from the rest of the Kazakh horses, however. Many Jabe horses are raised today for their ability to produce vast quantities of milk.
The Jabe horse is built for the harsh environment of
The Jabe horse usually comes in shades of bay, red, and gray. Its height is anywhere between 13.3 and 14 hands (53-56 inches, 135-142 centimeters), and it typically weighs from 880 up to 1100 pounds. It doesn’t have a strong trot or walk; however, an average Jabe horse can cover a distance of more than 250 kilometers in its daily run.
Personality and Temperament
Typically, the Jabe is used as a draft horse because of its obedience, docility, and inherently good nature. It is also patient and resistant to environmental stress.
Jabe horses are hardy animals that have been reared by the locals because of their adaptability to
The Jabe is resistant to many hazards of the
History and Background
The Jabe or Dzhabe horse is part of the Kazakh horse breed that has been in existence since 400 B.C. It thrives in the former Soviet state of
The Jabe was initially bred for its meat and milk and, in the 1960s, an effort to mass-produce the Jabe was underway. Stringent evaluation and breeding procedures were established in order to produce a pure breed with superior attributes. This resulted in successful improvement in the size and the quality of the breed.
Today, the breed comes in three sub-types; they are the Emben, the Betpakdalin and the Kulandin. The Emben is arguably the best subtype of Jabe horses. The Betpakdalin is a cross between Jabe stallions and mares from Dzezkazgan. The Kulandin is a breed subtype developed in the Kulandin farms; it is a result of crossing Jabe stallions with Adaev mares.