9-11-2009: Horses of India Miniature Sheet


Horses play an essential role in the economy of India. They have many vital functions including transportation and riding. Horses also play an essential role in the culture of India. To mark the occasion, the Indian Postal Department issued a set of four Horses of India miniature sheets. Marwari is the most unique horse breed in India. The breed originated from the Jodhpur Marwari region of Rajasthan. They were first bred in the 12th century as fierce cavalry horses. The Marwari horses have been the favourites of the Indian Army in Jaipur. Their horses are also popular for parades and festivals in India. There is a deep connection between the Kathiawadi race and the Marwari race. Kathiawadi horses originated from Kathiawar in Gujrat, India.

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