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Yanqi Bay Coat (left view)
Bay Coat (left view)
Yanqi Chocolate Chestnut Coat (normal view)
Chocolate Chestnut Coat (normal view)

Yanqi Coal Black Coat (front view)
Coal Black Coat (front view)
Yanqi Chestnut Coat (right view)
Chestnut Coat (right view)

The Yanqi is a Chinese breed of a light-draft, or heavy-riding, horse that is sometimes gaited.

Origins:
Not much is known about the origins of the Yanqi other than it was created in China in the 13th century out of Mongolian horses, and that at some point it received the blood of Dons and Orlov Trotters (see 'Don' and 'Orlov Trotter' for info about those breeds.)

Two Yanqi Subtypes:
There are two types of Yanqi horses: a heavier type called 'Mountain Yanqi', and a lighter type called 'Plains Yanqi' or 'Basin Yanqi' that is also a natural ambler. Both types are found in Horse Isle, although breeders will do best if they don't crossbreed them (see 'Mountain Yanqi' and 'Plains Yanqi' for more info.)

The Yanqi today:
Today, Yanqi horses are found in several regions in China, especially in Xiangiang and Yanqi. They are used for light farm work and riding. The mares are also milked regularly.

Conformation:
Yanqi horses have a long head with a straight profile that gets convex closer to the muzzle. The neck is thick in its underside and has a broad base. The withers are medium and connect to a long back. The croup varies from short and horizontal to slightly sloping.

Because the legs are not particularly long but the back is very long, the Yanqi has a rectangular frame which is far more elongated than seen in most other breeds.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Yanqi 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: 14.4-15.6, 15.1 (0.3), 0.05.
Sprint: 40-51, 45 (3), 0.5.

Accel: 0.85-1.02, 0.93 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.84-1.05, 0.93 (0.04), 0.01.

Jump: 4.93-5.30, 5.12 (0.08), 0.02.
Pull: 1.60-2.27, 1.93 (0.13), 0.03.

Turning: 40.89-54.11, 47.76 (3.04), 0.60.
Reverse: 2.0-2.6, 2.3 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 46.27-50.75, 48.20 (0.87), 0.17.
Reaction: 0.78-0.86, 0.82 (0.02), 0.00.

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

Additionals: flaxen, sooty, dark mane & tail. The coat is always solid.

Height: 13hh to 14hh.
Yanqi Black Coat
Black Coat
Yanqi Coal Black Coat
Coal Black Coat
Yanqi Burgundy Seal Brown Coat
Burgundy Seal Brown Coat
Yanqi Seal Brown Coat
Seal Brown Coat
Yanqi Sooty Sepia Brown Coat
Sooty Sepia Brown Coat
Yanqi Sepia Brown Coat
Sepia Brown Coat
Yanqi Brown Coat
Brown Coat
Yanqi Red Mahogany Bay Coat
Red Mahogany Bay Coat
Yanqi Bay Coat
Bay Coat
Yanqi Bright Bay Coat
Bright Bay Coat
Yanqi Red Chestnut Coat
Red Chestnut Coat
Yanqi Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat
Yanqi Chestnut Coat
Chestnut Coat
Yanqi Flaxen Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Chestnut Coat
Yanqi Bright Chestnut Coat
Bright Chestnut Coat
Yanqi Grey Coat
Grey Coat


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