large animal, the Russian Don is best known as the mount
of the Cossack Cavalry in the former Soviet Union. They
are rugged and strong with very high endurance. They
are well known in their capacity as an endurance racer.
The Russian Don is a very even-tempered, loyal animal.
Its head is refined with large nostrils and eyes that
express its emotions. The nose could be either straight
or hooked. The neck is often straight and is usually
lean. It does not have prominent withers and it has
straight shoulders, giving it a short stride. It is
a powerful animal, with a substantial chest and long
back. It can be seen in chestnut, bay and black.