One of the foremost trotting breeds, it was developed in Russia in the 18th century by Count Alexis Orlov.
More recently crossed with imported Standardbreds to produce the Russian trotter.
Colour: Usually grey or black.
Height: 15.2 – 17 hands.
Conformation: small head, long neck, straight shoulder, deep girth, powerful hindquarters, a minimum of 8 inches of bone.
Character: active, bold.
Uses: trotting, driving, riding.