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Lichuan Horse

Country of Origin: China



The Lichuan horse comes from the mountainous areas of southwestern Hubei Province in China. The people of this area have ancient ties with horsemanship & horse production.


A highly valued member of society, horses were used for transportation of goods on mountain paths. The Lichuan is the largest of the southwestern Chinese breeds.

In 1958 breeding & insemination programs were put into place that played a key role in the development of today’s breed. There is still an agricultural need for these animals, their extreme sturdiness makes them quite valuable.


Average height 12 hand


Head is heavy with a straight profile
Eyes are large
Neck is medium in length
Chest is well developed
Legs are strong with well developed joints
Hooves are solid

Traditional Colors

chestnut | grey | bay | black


Amiable & willing


Riding horse
Pack animal

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