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Breeds of Livestock - Ban-ei Horse

Breeds of Livestock - Ban-ei Horse

Ban-ei

    The Ban-ei race horse originated in Japan. Its main use is for racing. It is a heavy, draft type bred for Ban-ei Keiba race in which the horse pulls a heavy sledge. It originated from the Percheron and Breton. It stands 14.3 to 16.1 hands.Once a Ban-ei racehorse is retired, they use it for meat instead of letting it graze in pastures.
    Population Status: Common

    Reference:

    I.L. Mason, A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. CAB International 1996.

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Added September 29, 1997

 

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