The Jianchang is a small horse breed that is common in
The Jianchang is a light but solidly-built horse. It is hardy and not vulnerable to environmental stress. It comes mostly in the bay color, but other colors like black appear occasionally. It has a sloped croup, slender but well-developed legs and small, hard and suitably-formed hooves. These attributes allow the Jianchang to work effortlessly in the mountainous and sub-tropical regions of
The Jianchang’s eyes are set widely apart. It has small ears set on a small head, which is connected to a straight but small neck. Jianchang horses are typically small, standing only 11-14 hands high (44-56 inches, 112-142 centimeters).
Personality and Temperament
The Jianchang is a small, yet powerful horse designed to be used for riding and draft work. Jianchang horses are known to be quiet, patient, good-natured, dependable, and obedient.
The Jianchang is a strong horse used for riding and transporting goods across the mountain ranges of
Jianchang foals grow more slowly than other horse breeds, so it is important to give more attention to one-year olds, especially during winter when they are most vulnerable. Regular visits by a veterinarian can help maintain Jianchang horses in peak condition.
History and Background
The Jianchang breed is from the mountainous regions of Liangshan, particularly in the
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