Don Horse - horses for sale
The Don horse is a Russian breed with a history that reaches back to the Don Cossacks of the eighteenth century. The story of the Don horses and their Cossack riders is a respected theme in the history of Russia. The original Don horses were small and extremely tough animals. The modern breed has retained a reputation for hardiness that inspires riders today to buy a Don Horse. They are still largely grazed in taboons, a type of horse husbandry dating back centuries, which ensures that breeders who produce and sell a Don horse maintain the robust health of their animals. Today, after many changes to the breed, Don horses are excellent all-round riding and light draught horses.
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Use and characteristics of the Don Horse
The modern Don horse averages 15.2 hands (62 inches/157 cm) to 16.2 hands (66 inches/168 cm) high. They are very distinctive, with powerful necks and broad chests. The crest is also prominent in these horses. Their coats are mostly chestnut and brown, with the glorious golden shine that can be seen in many Russian breeds with Central Asian ancestry. Their stamina makes them a good option for endurance riding, and so it is not surprising that many distance riders opt to buy a Don horse. Coach and carriage drivers who sell a Don horse know that they are strong harness horses, too. In their homeland, members of the breed can often be seen taking part in traditional carriage and sleigh work such as the troika and the tachanka, which is a four-horse hitch.