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Tavda Horse

Country of Origin: Russia



Also called the Tavdinka & Tavdinskaya the Tavda is a forest type draft breed that comes from northern Russia & is considered a rather natural breed as their development has had very little human intervention.


They are native to northeast Sverdlovsk, western Tjumen regions and the Tavda & Tura River valleys & natural selection has created an incredibly tough, robust animal. This breed is capable of dealing with harsh conditions and minimal forage & can manage difficult work in bitter cold or deep mud.

In recent times the smaller stature of the Tavda made them unsuitable for heavier draft work and an attempt was made to improve the breed by adding Ardennes & trotter animals.


Average height 13.3 – 14.2 hands


Chest is wide
Legs are clean & strong
Hooves are hard

Traditional Colors

chestnut | bay | dun | buckskin


Riding horse

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