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Horse Breeds
First Posted: July 8, 2009
Sep 24, 2010


Country of Origin: Krasnodar Region (Former Soviet Union)
Krasnodar Region (Former Soviet Union)


The Minusin was developed by a culture long known for its keen interest in horses and the breeding of horses. The people were native to the Minusin Valley. The Minusin Horse is much like the steppe horses but larger. The Minusin Valley is 1300 to 1600 feet in elevation. They were bred to survive in difficult conditions. They have been interbred to the Don, Thoroughbred and trotting stallions in order to produce a stronger offspring that could meet the demands of agricultural needs in the region.


The Minusin has a large head, Roman nose, thick neck, large trunk, and wide chest. Their legs are spindly but strong. They come in a variety of coat colors including bay, dun, grulla, palomino and buckskin.

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Minusin - International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds

Horse Breeds