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By Maurice Gainsbourg

Last updated: 24th March 2018

Baikal Horse


Maurice Gainsbourg
Last updated: 24th March 2018

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.

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Quick Information

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

Baikal Horse Video


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.

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