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Novokirghiz breed information

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Novokirghiz horse general information

  • COLOR
    This breed of horses is usually bay, gray, or chestnut, though they can be almost any solid color.
  • SIZE
    The Novokirghiz usually stands between 14.1 and 15.1 hands high.
  • WEIGHT
    N/A
  • LIFE EXPECTANCY
    N/A
  • ORIGIN
    High altitude areas of Kirghizia and Kazakhstan and had descended largely from Mongolian stock.
  • USES
    The Novokirghiz is useful for harness, as a riding horse, and for agricultural work, as well as pack horses in the mountains. It is able to cope with almost any type of terrain.


    The mares are used for milk, which is fermented and turned into koumiss, a major staple of the local people's diet.

  • INFLUENCE
    Thoroughbred, Russian Don and Anglo-Don
  • TEMPRERAMENT
    Novokirghiz is active and willing with an amiable nature.

Novokirghiz description

The Novokirghiz is a relatively new breed that developed in the 1930s in Kirghizia and which has largely replaced the Old Kirghiz breed, from which it evolved. The Novokirghiz is faster and more refined than the Old Kirghiz as a result of breeding with the Thoroughbred.


In appearance, they should have a small neat head, a muscular, well-formed neck, good sloping shoulders, an well-developed chest, pronounced withers, a longish back, and sloping quarters. Usually they have short legs that are very strong and muscular, without any feathering. Sickle hocks may frequently be seen.

Novokirghiz history

The Novokirghiz is a relatively new breed that developed in the 1930s in Kirghizia and which has largely replaced the Old Kirghiz breed, from which it evolved. The Old Kirghiz was a mountain breed from the high altitude areas of Kirghizia and Kazakhstan and had descended largely from Mongolian stock.


The Novokirghiz has developed as a more refined and faster breed, mainly due to combinations of English Thoroughbred, Don, and halfbred Anglo/Don blood, crossed with the Old Kirghiz.



By 1918, 48 Thoroughbreds had been imported to the stud of Issyk-Kul and were being bred with Old Kirghiz mares, During the 1930s and 1940s, the breed characteristics became fixed by repeated crossbreeding between Old Kirghiz, Thoroughbred, and Don, and interbreeding the best of the progeny. Three differently types emerged: basic, massive, and saddle. The massive type was the most successful and the most versatile and well adapted to its environment.

Novokirghiz fun facts

Mares are fairly infertile, attributed to the great amount of Thoroughbred blood added to the breed.


Novokirghiz mares can give up to 20kg of milk daily.



This horse breed is not endangered, since there are more than 50,000 registered of which 20,000 are purebred.

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