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[ INDEX ] Equine Type: Horse Breed: Guanzhong (Guan)   [ PREV ] [ NEXT ]
Guanzhong Flaxen Chestnut Coat (left view)
Flaxen Chestnut Coat (left view)
Guanzhong Flaxen Chestnut2 Coat (normal view)
Flaxen Chestnut2 Coat (normal view)

Guanzhong Red Chestnut Coat (front view)
Red Chestnut Coat (front view)
Guanzhong Red Chestnut Coat (right view)
Red Chestnut Coat (right view)

The Guanzhong is a relatively new Chinese light draft horse breed, which was created during the second half of the 20th century.

In the 1950s, the residents of Guanzhong region in China faced a problem: the local horses weren't strong enough to transport the amounts of food required by the region. Therefore, a quest was set to develop a stronger type of horse.

Budyonny and Karabair horses were imported from the Soviet Union, and were crossed local Chinese mares. In 1958, Ardennais horses were imported and added to the mix. The result was a stronger horse with excellent endurance and sufficient pulling-power. The new breed was named Guanzhong.

Guanzhong horses are medium-sized horses with a wide build, a thick and crested neck, a straight profile, and sturdy legs that lack feathering.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Guanzhongs 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: 14.5-15.7, 15.0 (0.2), 0.05.
Sprint: 48-58, 53 (2), 0.42.

Accel: 0.85-1.00, 0.92 (0.03), 0.01.
Decel: 0.85-1.01, 0.92 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 4.78-5.05, 4.92 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 2.44-3.16, 2.83 (0.14), 0.03.

Turning: 43.57-54.89, 49.00 (2.37), 0.47.
Reverse: 2.1-2.8, 2.4 (0.1), 0.02.

Stamina: 49.52-53.54, 51.34 (0.84), 0.17.
Reaction: 0.80-0.87, 0.84 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors: usually chestnut, although bay occurs from time to time.

Additionals: flaxen, minimal-mealy, rabicano, sooty, all rare patterns. The coat is always solid, and although white markings occur they are not as extensive.

Height: 14.3hh to 15.1hh.
Guanzhong Liver Chestnut Coat
Liver Chestnut Coat
Guanzhong Red Chestnut Coat
Red Chestnut Coat
Guanzhong Red Chestnut2 Coat
Red Chestnut2 Coat
Guanzhong Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat
Guanzhong Flaxen Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Chestnut Coat
Guanzhong Chestnut Coat
Chestnut Coat
Guanzhong Bright Chestnut Coat
Bright Chestnut Coat

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