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Kyrgyz Horse

Country of Origin: Russia


The Kyrgyz Horse has been bred in the steppes of central north Asia & Siberia by the Kyrgyz people for over 4000 years. These animals are different than Mongolian animals as they were domesticated prior to Mongolian civilization.


It is thought that they were perhaps influenced by the Mongolian blood over the years as well as that of Arabian & Kabarda animals.

The first national stud farm was created in 1879 and began by crossing Russian trotter stallions with local Kyrgyz animals. Later in 1950 Russian zoologists attempted to further revive & improve the breed by crossing with heavier Russian breeds. In 1956 the breed was officially recognized under the name Novokyrgyz.


Average height 13.2 – 14.2 hands


Head is short with a slightly convex profile
Ears are small & mobile
Neck is broad and muscular
Back is broad, short & flat
Legs are strong with dry tendons
Feet are dry & solid

Traditional Colors

chestnut | grey | bay | roan | buckskin


Meat production
Milk production

Kyrgyz Horse Products

Helpful Links

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Kyrgyz Foundation


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