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Megruli Red Chestnut Coat (left view)
Red Chestnut Coat (left view)
Megruli Grey Coat (normal view)
Grey Coat (normal view)

Megruli Golden Bay Coat (front view)
Golden Bay Coat (front view)
Megruli Brown Coat (right view)
Brown Coat (right view)

The Megruli (also 'Megrel') is a Georgian horse breed. It is the smallest out of the three native Georgian horse breeds (the other two being Tushin and Javakheti,) averaging 12.3hh in height.

The small horse from Kolkhida:
Georgia is a country located on the border between Europe and Asia, right at the Eastern shores of the Black Sea. While Georgia is famous for the mighty Caucasian Mountains running through its lands, it also has many equally breathtaking plains.

It was in the plains of Kolkhida, located in West Georgia near the shores of the Black Sea, that the Megruli was born. Created many centuries ago out of native Kolkhidan horses, the Megruli grew to be well-adapted to the local subtropical climate.

The Megruli; a horse for both plains and mountains:
Although originated on the plains of Kolkhida, the Megruli is also a decent mountain horse. It is able to climb easily on the Caucasian Mountains that border the plains, and copes well with the change of climate brought by the altitude.

The Megruli is a strong horse for its size, able to carry up to 40% of its weight (equals to ~130kg.) Even with such a heavy load on its back, it remains balanced and surefooted on the steep roads.

The Megruli today:
Ever since it was created, the Megruli was a horse whose breeding was regulated solely by demand. When the demand for horses decreased during the 20th century, so did the number of Megruli horses.

Today, the Megruli roams Kolkhida, Georgia, in small numbers and is an extremely rare breed.

Conformation:
Megruli horses have a large, broad head with a straight profile and small eyes. The neck is short, the withers are, the back is straight and short, the croup is short and sloping, and the legs are long. The body has a squarish frame.

The mane is short or medium in length, but the tail can grow long.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Megruli 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: 13.1-14.1, 13.6 (0.2), 0.04.
Sprint: 28-38, 33 (2), 0.43.

Accel: 0.79-1.00, 0.89 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.86-1.02, 0.95 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 4.91-5.16, 5.06 (0.05), 0.01.
Pull: 1.63-2.04, 1.83 (0.09), 0.02.

Turning: 40.23-52.91, 46.73 (3.19), 0.63.
Reverse: 1.9-2.7, 2.3 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 47.31-51.04, 49.22 (0.83), 0.16.
Reaction: 0.72-0.82, 0.78 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors: bay, black, brown, chestnut, and more rarely grey.

Additionals: flaxen, sooty, dark mane & tail. The coat is always solid, and while white markings occur they are usually restricted to the face or fetlocks.

Height: 12.2hh to 13.0hh.
Megruli Sooty Black Coat
Sooty Black Coat
Megruli Coal Black Coat
Coal Black Coat
Megruli Ebony Black Coat
Ebony Black Coat
Megruli Seal Brown Coat
Seal Brown Coat
Megruli Sepia Brown Coat
Sepia Brown Coat
Megruli Sooty Brown Coat
Sooty Brown Coat
Megruli Brown Coat
Brown Coat
Megruli Chocolate Brown Coat
Chocolate Brown Coat
Megruli Bay Coat
Bay Coat
Megruli Sandy Mahogany Bay Coat
Sandy Mahogany Bay Coat
Megruli Sandy Wild Bay Coat
Sandy Wild Bay Coat
Megruli Liver Chestnut Coat
Liver Chestnut Coat
Megruli Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat
Megruli Red Chestnut Coat
Red Chestnut Coat
Megruli Bright Chestnut Coat
Bright Chestnut Coat
Megruli Golden Chestnut Coat
Golden Chestnut Coat
Megruli Dark Grey Coat
Dark Grey Coat
Megruli Light Grey Coat
Light Grey Coat
Megruli White Grey Coat
White Grey Coat


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