Little known thing about 'famous' horses in the Vietnam War

Horses were the most used animal in wars, especially in ancient wars. War horses are called war horses or steed horses.

Horses are associated with a long history of human warfare. In the ancient wars in Vietnam, horses were familiar warriors. The horses for war service in Vietnam must be referred to as domestic horses , also called domestic horses, local horses or Vietnamese horses, Vietnamese horses , which are horse breeds in Vietnam, including thoroughbred horses or crossbred horse breed, popular in the hilly areas of Northern Vietnam.

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Domestic horses are scattered throughout the country.

Domestic horses are scattered throughout the country such as Bac Ha, Phu Yen, Da Lat and Southern grass horses. They belong to the group of dwarf stallions, of short stature, mainly used for pack work, suitable for rugged terrain, adapted to the climate, resistant to disease and suffering. War horses primarily catered to the generals and were not common among soldiers. Vietnamese generals riding horses on the battlefield are not inferior to the generals of the North.

The image of the valiant horse on horseback galloping to the desert is a symbol of strength, speed and pride. From ancient Chi Chi, many martial generals and famous generals have always been very brave in the image of horse riding. In the battlefield, people attach importance to the role of horses on par with humans, horses are considered horses and steed is the life of martial generals.

Vietnamese people are always aware of the role and power of horses in the war. The feudal dynasties of Vietnam, fully aware of the power and importance of horses, should set up the agency to look after, nurture and train them, the Main Horse Institute. 

Males are of short stature, but their flesh and tendons are relatively firm and tidy; when mature, the weight is 150-170kg. The size of the stallion is slightly larger than the mare. Vietnamese horses are bred in provinces such as Lai Chau, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Yen Bai, Lang Son, Bac Can and Thai Nguyen, and are raised in smaller numbers in Quang Ninh, Vinh Phu and Phu Tho provinces. , Hòa Bình, Bắc Giang .

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Vietnamese horse breeds are usually thoroughbred local horses.

Vietnamese horse breeds are usually thoroughbred local horses, except for a small number near French breeding studios or stations that crossbred with Arabian horses and a few horses in the provinces near the Vietnam-China border. Guangxi horse magazine, Yunnan (China).

This horsehair varies according to the season, weather conditions to suit the environment. In the summer, the coat is short and sleek, and the winter coat is long and coarse. Horses have a rectangular shape, the height and length are equal, or a little longer than the height, the upper edge of the neck is less sloping, in a more horizontal position makes the horse seem longer.

Looking at the half-face, shoulders, buttocks of the Vietnamese horse breed bulge, and behind the shoulders and hips are shrinking, the back is slightly sagged. Mares are similar to males but less coarse. The main colors of the Vietnamese horse breed are yellow, light yellow, dark yellow, pink, brown, purple, gray . The mane, tail and extremities of the horse are usually black or slightly darker than their coat color.

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