Byelorussian Harness Horse
Also called the White Russian Carriage Horse & Belorusskaya, The Byelorussian Harness Horse comes from the region of Byelorussia.
This animal was bred out of a local need for a harness horse & was formed by breeding native forest type horses with the Ardennes, Brabant & the Dole from Norway (The Dole was the strongest contributor). Long-term breeding practices of the Byelorussian Harness Horse have resulted in a breed most suitable for agricultural use. It was well adapted to work in wooded areas with swampy and sandy soil.
Today these animals are actively bred in Pobeda & Zarechye and there are two different types within the breed, large & medium.
Average height 14.7 – 15.5 hands
Characteristic confirmation of a harness horse
Head is medium length with a wide forehead
Neck is well muscled
Back is long & loin is flat
Chest is wide & deep
Legs are solid & clean with feathering at the fetlock
Mane & tail are thick
Easy to manage
Meat & milk production