On to another country of the world and the mighty horse breeds its given rise to. It’s fascinating to look at each breed in the context of their origins and today it’s all about breeds from China.
China has a vast equestrian history and are credited with the invention of the stirrup. This is a huge country with a wide variety of landscapes and geographical climates and the many breeds vary accordingly.
Older Than Dirt
Most of the Chinese breeds tend to be small, hardy, incredibly sturdy and often isolated enough to be relatively pure. Some of them date back well over 3000 years, and they are often of Mongolian descent. The Datong is connected to the Dragon Horse, known for it’s exceptional powers of endurance and small bony projections on their foreheads. The Datong breed of today can be born with these projections, however today little faith is put into their legendary status.
Chinese Horse Breeds
Chahou Post Pont
Horses of the World
There is a whole worlds worth of countries to visit, so be sure to keep yourself updated. Please let me know in the comments below if I’m missing any horses of China & check back next week for the breeds of Colombia.