The Baikal Horse is a small-sized breed originating in the Lake Baikal region bordering Mongolia. Though rather than a breed this horse seems to be more of a kind, catering to the various needs of people in that particular region.
|Temperament||Trustworthy, gentle, quiet|
|Physical Characteristics||Medium-sized head; straight profile; short neck; widely connected at its shoulder; short, sturdy back; low set tail; long, thin legs; strong joints; hard and compact feet|
|Color||Mostly bay but may be found in other common colors too|
|Common Use||Riding, trial, transport|
|Popular Traits||Hardy and versatile|
|Country of Origin||Russia|
|Year of Development||Unknown|
|Ancestors||Probably Mongolian horse|
Though there has been insufficient information regarding the history behind the origin of the Baikal horse, it is said to derive its roots from the Mongolian breed sharing certain features similar to it like stocky built, strong legs and so on. These small-statured horses have a tough disposition capable of withstanding the rough weather and rugged terrain.