Horses in Russia, especially after the Civil War and the development of machinery were used exclusively for economic purposes. The construction of houses, the cutting of forests, work on agricultural farms needed hardy, strong horses capable of dragging large loads
Before the breeders, the task was set to create a horse suitable for any work, which soon was taken out by the most complex reproduction of the cross between local horses with ardens, brabansons, percherons and horses of other breeds
It is very easy to recognize the horse of the breed of a Russian heavy-horse outwardly, because the animal has the following characteristics characteristic for this breed: 1. The skeleton of the horse is not large, but firmly built, so that the animal looks very massive; 2. The trunk is of sufficient length and depth; 3. The legs of the Russian heavy truck are wide, short, they are located correctly. Each leg in volume can be compared to a log of medium size; 4. The height at the withers reaches 1.5 meters, which makes the horse low; 5. The weight of an adult stallion is about 600 kilograms, the mare weighs 500-550 kilograms; 6. The color of the horse is red, reddish-brown, or bay
Heavyweights are characterized by a good trot and trot, complaisant and calm character, therefore even the greater strength and external heaviness of the animal should not be frightened and make a person afraid of this horse. On a quiet and handsome horse you can put even a small child
Heavy horse is a hardy horse, characterized by good fertility and long life expectancy. Mares of a heavy-weight breed can give about 2500-3000 kg of milk for one season, which is used both for feeding foals, and for the production of cheeses and koumiss. Valuable milk qualities make heavy-duty trucks even more profitable for breeding, both in the subsidiary farm and on an industrial scale. In the offspring, the appearance of foal twins
A heavy Russian horse can withstand heavy loads and, if necessary, work several days in a row, taking breaks solely for food and drink. Previously, the breed was bred only in Belarus, Ukraine and in the steppe regions of Russia. The tractor is capable of pulling a load of several tons of weight, which makes the horse particularly valuable for agricultural use. Also this horse is used to improve horses of other breeds, because Russian heavy-haulers are often bred at horse breeding plants, in order to use high-quality sperm of stallions
So, the Russian heavy-hauler is ideal for breeding, since it is not bad to carry both strong heat and strong enough cold, it does not require special care, maintenance and feeding, the horse feeds on horses and hay, which is usually abundant in the steppe areas, and the huge strength of the heavy truck will cover with more than all the costs of its maintenance. In rural areas, it is even more profitable to keep a single truck than to have your own car.
Russian heavy horse breed