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Yunnan Horse

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Country: China

Home tract: West or east of Yunnan Province, Bai Autonomous Prefecture of Dali, Heqing County, Yunnan Province

Morphological Characters

Body: Small and short sized, symmetry body conformation

Body coat: Bay, chestnut, black, gray are the most common colours, but white also can be seen

Head: Slightly weightly

Forehead: Wide or slightly concave

Nose: Flat

Ears: Small and forward

Neck: Short

Withers: Low and flat

Back: Short

Quarters: Shoulder is straight

Legs: Dry and muscular; hooves are shapely and tough

Mophometric traits

Body length: Male 120 cm, female 122 cm

Body height at withers: Male 119 cm, female 118 cm

Chest girth: Male 140 cm, female 141 cm

Cannon circumferences: Male 16 cm, female 15 cm

Reproductive traits

Sexual maturity age: 1.5-2.0 years

Mating age for mare: 3 years

Reproduction life: 15 years

Performance traits

Packing ability power: male 60-100 kg; female 40-60 kg

It can be concatenation used for 15 days and walk 30 km per day

Temperament: Willing and kind

Remarks: Intelligent and bold


  1. Beijing, “Report on Domestic Animal Genetic Resources in China,” June 2003 [Web Reference]
  2. Equinest, “Yunnan Horse,” The Equinest: 100% Horse Crap [Web Reference]
  3. Hendricks B.L., 2007, “International encyclopedia of horse breeds,” University of Oklahoma Press; p. 447-448.
  4. Porter V., et al., 2016, “Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding,” 2 Volume Pack. Cabi; p. 514-515.
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