Breed Released: March 27, 2009 Found On: Grass
The Don originated in Russia back in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This breed is extremely hardy with amazing stamina and is able to live in a large variety of climates and situations. Originally used by the Cossack Cavalry, the Don was the horse used to ward off Napoleon when he attempted to invade Russia and was pursued all the way back to Paris. Originally a smaller breed, its size increased when Persian Arabs, Thoroughbreds and Orlovs were bred to help refine the breed in the early twentieth century. Since then, there has been little outside influence. The Don is versatile, calm, even tempered breed used both under saddle and in harness. This breed ranges from 15.1-16.2hh.