La Martiniere Collge adds two more rare species to its stables, in the beautiful form of Bajirao, a five-year-old stallion and Anandi, an eight-year-old mammoth mare, both of the Kathwadi endangered breed from Western India. These royally-bred horses were gifted to the college by Monish Bhandari and his wife, Priya, members of the college alma mater. The horses arrived at the college grounds on Saturday in a special air-conditioned vehicle from the farm of Mumbai and Ajmer.
Royal Welcome to the two horses
Horses arrive at La Martinere in special vehiclesPhoto shared by Carlyle McFarland, Principal, La Martiniere College
The Principal, Mr Carlyle McFarland welcomed the horses at the fields of the college and has stated that the horses will take a few days to settle in their new home. Their royal indigenous, yet endangered breed faced export bans by the Government of India over their scarcity, however, the excellent care given to the previously housed horses at Lucknow's La Martiniere College has given it the status to look after the two horses.
Soon to rise at exalted positions in the college stable, the two horses, Bajirao and Anandi were accompanied by three care-takers, who helped in the long transport of the horses in a trailer that was equipped with air conditioners, fans, a room to stock feed, adequate cross-ventilation and other provisions.
Horses in special trailersPhoto shared by Carlyle McFarland, Principal, La Martiniere College
These two specimens add on to the already adequate college cavalry of 35 horses that impart horse riding lesson to the students. These rare breed horses have been gifted to La Martiniere College.