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Altai horses were developed in the Altai Mountains of CentralrnAsia and are highly adapted to the severe climates in the region. For many centuries,rnthey were bred for characteristics most needed by the mountain tribesmen and nomads,rnincluding strong cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular, and skeletal systems. Theyrnare best known for strong physical attributes, hearty constitutions, and the abilityrnto adapt to harsh environments.

rnrnOn average, the Altai stand 13.2 - 13.3 hands high and theirrncoat colors range from chestnut, bay, black, gray, and sometimes leopard spotted.rnTheir coats are somewhat coarse and they have an average length head with fleshyrnneck and a long and slightly dipped back. They have shorter, but properly set legs.

rnrnRecently, Altai Horses have been crossed with pure breeds ofrnLithuanian, Russian, and Soviet Heavy Draft horses for a new breed. This has resultedrnwith good performance records, larger, stronger and healthier horses. They are alsornmore sure-footed over the harsh, steep mountain trails that they navigate.

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