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Yili Horse

Country of Origin: China

Yili Horse

Image from yamkichan


The Yili Horse was developed in the mountain basin grasslands of Yili-Kazakh Autonomous District in China. At the turn of the 20th century Russian immigrants brought stallions to the area to improve local Kazakh horses. Later in 1936 Don, Orlov Trotter & Anglo-Don animals were imported to further improve stock, however they didn’t achieve the desired results. By 1936 a suitable draft-riding type was achieved and careful interbreeding created the Yili Horse.


Average height 14 hands


Head is light with a straight profile
Neck is average in length & slightly arched in studs
Back is short & strong
Chest is deep
Shoulder is sloped
Legs are clean & often hind legs are sickled

Traditional Colors

chestnut | grey | bay | black


Honest & true


Riding horse
Light draft

Yili Horse Products

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