About Megezh Horses
Very little is known about Megezh horses, other than that
they can be grullo, roan, grey, dun, sorrel, or bay, and that they are a
southern type of horse that has strains of Yakut, Olekminsk, and Suntar horse
breeds. Megezh is the largest type of the Yakut breed. They come from
southwestern Yakutia in the region of Leninsk.
In the later part of the l9th century a tough horse with
great endurance was needed for gold mining purposes. Thus Yakut and Kuznet
breeds were crossed and the Megezh Horse emerged. The cross produced horse was
strong and able to perform mining work. They are 14-15.1 hh. Other uses
included milk and meat production.