The wars that the Mysoreans, the English, the French, the Marathas and the Nawab of Bengal fought between the 1740s and the 1790s together posed one problem, creating situations that were not conducive for pursuits like racing. The non-availability of suitable horses was the other. Brigadier General Sir Ormonde Winter observed in Racing At Home And Abroad that, the native "country-bred'' pony was hardy but unsuitable for racing.' It was clear even during those days that Bangalore had an asset that would influence equestrian pursuits in the region. It was the city's climate. M. Fazlul Hasan noted in his Bangalore Through The Centuries that the climate was found to be ideal for breeding cavalry horses. He said that, "Bangalore was particularly well suited for rearing horses from Persia." The breeding of local horses was encouraged at that time. The Mysore cavalry had rows of stables outside the city's fort in what is now Kalasipalayam while the syces lived in what is now Parvathipuram.