About Amur Horses
Amur Horses are a light horse breed from Siberia of the
early 19th century that is sadly now extinct.
Their bloodlines were a combination of Transbaikal (Buryat) and
Tomsk heritage; they were bred primarily for riding. The Amur was a hardy and
strong breed with a finer conformation than generally found in colder northern
regions. The breed became extinct due to crossing with many of the other
Russian breeds including Orlov Trotters, Don and Budyonny.
They had a short, thick neck, medium length back with a well-rounded