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Agaba Dark Horse Raven Black Coat (left view)
Raven Black Coat (left view)
Agaba Dark Horse Dark Brown Coat (normal view)
Dark Brown Coat (normal view)

Agaba Dark Horse Sepia Brown Coat (front view)
Sepia Brown Coat (front view)
Agaba Dark Horse Seal Brown Coat (right view)
Seal Brown Coat (right view)

The Agaba Dark Horse (also known as 'Sengseng Dark Horse') is a rare Chinese breed that originated in Inner Mongolia. It is known for its black coat.

About:
Developed from Mongolian horses at least 900 years ago, the Agaba Dark Horse is not new to Inner Mongolia, and in fact, is one of the most famous breeds there. However, it was only in 2009 that the Agaba Dark Horse was officially recognized as a breed by the Chinese authorities. Today, wild herds of this rare breed still roam the prairies of Inner Mongolia, and serve as a tourist attraction, and breeding stock.

For centuries, Agaba Dark Horses were admired for their excellent endurance and decent speed. Today, the local tribes use them for racing and various traditional riding events, as well as for general riding. In addition, the mares produce high quantities of milk, and are milked regularly.

Conformation:
Contrary to most other breeds, there is some variation in the conformation of Agaba Dark Horses, which can vary between one horse to another.

In general, though, most Agaba Dark Horses have small ears, large eyes, a profile which can be straight or convex, a long neck, a long back, a sloping croup, small hooves, and a muscular build. The mane is usually short or medium in length, and the tail is long.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Agaba Dark Horses in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed:15.8-16.9, 16.3 (0.3), 0.05.
Sprint: 42-54, 49 (3), 0.55.

Accel: 0.8-0.96, 0.88 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.79-0.95, 0.86 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 5.02-5.25, 5.13 (0.05), 0.01.
Pull: 1.72-2.3, 1.93 (0.11), 0.02.

Turning: 45.01-58.03, 51.47 (2.89), 0.57.
Reverse: 2.2-2.8, 2.6 (0.1), 0.02.

Stamina: 44.75-49.73, 47.17 (0.97), 0.19.
Reaction: 0.8-0.89, 0.84 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors: usually black, although seal brown and dark bay (termed as 'brown' in Horse Isle) also occur.

Additionals: The coat is always dark, solid, and has a metallic sheen. It can be sooty. White markings are somewhat rare, and usually appear only on the face or lower legs.

Breeding notes: coat is always metallic, although some Agaba horses are more metallic than others. horses will be penalized if they are born without a metallic coat. Horses will also be penalized for excessive markings.

Height: 13.1hh to 14hh.
Agaba Dark Horse Black Coat
Black Coat
Agaba Dark Horse Raven Black Coat
Raven Black Coat
Agaba Dark Horse Sepia Brown Coat
Sepia Brown Coat


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