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The Stables at Roop Niwas Kothi

Stables at Roop Niwas Kothi

Carts pulled by camels are a common sight in Rajastan. This one is being used to haul away manure from the stables at Roop Niwas Kothi.

Marwari at Roop Niwas Kothi

One entertaining feature of a visit to the Roop Niwas Kothi is watching the horses stampede back to the stables at the end of the day. British colonizers dismissed this region's Marwari horse as a "a native horse" but this breed has a proud military heritage to complement its reputation of being highly adaptable to a wide variety of environments and tasks. Easily identifiable by its inward pointing ears, this breed originated in Marwar (Jodhpur region) and was used by the cavalry of the Rathore clan. The breed developed a reputation for only leaving the battlefield under one of three conditions: victorious, to carry an injured rider to safety or dead.

Marwari at Roop Niwas Kothi

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