About Baise Horses
Baise horses (also known as the Guangxi) are a pony-sized
horse native to the Guangxi region of China, where the climate is mild and
horse breeding has long been common practice. Like other Asian breeds (the
Mongolian horse in particular), they thrive at high altitudes and roams freely
when not working.
They have obvious physical ties with Mongolian animals. Guangxi's
mild climate has long favored horse breeding. Bronze statues from 206 to 25
B.C. have been found that look almost exactly like this animal in confirmation.
Baise horses are an average height of 11 to 11.2 hands (44
to 46 inches, 112 to 117 cm). They are smaller than other breeds in northern
and western China. Their head is heavy, with a straight profile and wide jaw; they
have a medium-length neck, running down to straight shoulders. Their legs are
strong and well-developed, with strong hooves. Ttheir usual coat colors are
black, chestnut, gray, and bay. Baise horses are strong and quick with a
willing, able temperament. They are used as a riding and pack horse for
tourism, on the farm and in harness; it is also used for meat.
Baise horses have always been an important part of the local
residents and were an integral part of traditional marriage celebrations. The
National Baise Horse Genetic Resources Conservation Area is a protected area in