The Yili horse originated in China. The breed resulted from the crossbreeding of Russian stock with native horses.
The Yili has great endurance and can travel long distances at a good rate of speed
Colour: Bay, Chestnut, Black and Grey.
Height: average 14hh
Conformation: Yili horses are compact and harmonious in conformation with a light head and straight profile. The neck is of average length and slightly arched in males. The withers are well pronounced and blend smoothly into the back. The back is short and strong and the loin is longer than usual. The legs are clean with well-defined tendons.
Uses: Endurance, riding and driving.