They are available in the US. One of the links I posted is a large Indian stud that happens to have a sister farm in Mass. You don't have to import them.
Originally Posted by LusitanoLover
They are gaited, and they were bred in "royal" studs by the maharajah.
None of the ones I saw in India were gaited. Even the poor cart drivers in the city had horses with the distinctive twisted ears, signaling their marwari blood. They are not just owned by the rich. As with American horse owners, anyone can have one. The richer people can simply have better bred ones. They simply are not that rare in India.
They are in the same genetic group as Lusitanos and Peruvian Pasos! Lovely horses, but they are very, very fierce.
How do you mean fierce? Bad tempered? Or loyal, well trained battle horses? They are high strung (like the stereotyped arabian) but not bad tempered.
They would be expensive to buy in India and Tibet even without transportation costs. You may also find it difficult to get them piro free. There are loads of videos of them on youtube.
I'll never forget seeing these small tough horses pulling heavily loaded wagons through the streets of even large cities like Delhi and Bombay. Lean horses with unique twisted ear tips.