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Balikun horses are a rare light draft breed from thernXinjiang region in northwest China. They are well adapted for harsh environmentrnand used mainly for transportation. They are able to survive on steppe hillsrnand and pasture with harsh temperatures as low as 40 degrees below zero.

Balikun horses developed from Kazakh and Mongolian horses;rnhowever, over 200 years of selective breeding has made the Balikun horse arnbreed of its own.

Balikun horses stand, on average, from 12.2 to 13.1 hands.rnThey have heavy heads with short, thick, muscular necks. Their withers arernoften rather low, and the backs are short, flat, and very strong. Theirrnshoulders are straight, but muscular. Their croup is sloped, with their tailrnbeing low-set. They have very strong quarters, and would have no problem carryingrnover 200 pounds all day. Balikun horses come in bay and chestnut.

rnrnBalikun horses have a willing and able attitude.  They are used for transportation, farm work,rnand draft.

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