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Heihe Horse

Country of Origin: China

Heihe Horse

Image from GraemeNicol


The Heihe horse comes from the boundary between China & Russia along the Heilongjiang River Basin in Heihe city. The horse is essential to the local people for both agriculture & transportation.


This breed comes from a mix of Mongolian & local Soulun stock. Mongolian animals were brought to the area on several different occasions & after 1930 larger Russian animals were introduced to the breed. In the late 1930’s a stud farm was organized, utilizing a Russian strain of the Mongolian horse along with Anglo-Norman animals.

The farm practiced strict cross breeding practices until 1955 when the North Horse Farm was established & in 1963 The Heihe breed was officially recognized.

Today they come in two types, a lighter riding-draft & a more robust draft-riding. They are both powerful animals known for their supreme endurance.


Average height 14.2 – 15.2 hands


Head is medium in size with a straight profile
Eyes are large & expressive
Ears are long
Neck is medium length & wide at the base
Legs are strong hind legs often with overly crooked hocks

Traditional Colors

chestnut | grey | bay | black


Willing & obedient

Heihe Horse

Image from Jonas in China


Farm work
Riding horse
Pack animal

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