|Distinguishing features:||Small horse breed used for riding, draft, meat and milk. Developed from Russian and Mongolian stock|
|Country of origin:||China|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
The Yili is a small horse from the north-western Xinjiang region of China.
They are compact in conformation with a light head and straight profile. The withers are well pronounced and the back is short and strong, though the loin is long. The legs are clean. Yili horses are normally bay, chestnut, black or gray and are an average height of 14 hands high.
Yili horses originated around 1900 from Russian breeds crossed with Mongolian stock.
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