Rustilian Horse

Short and Sturdy

They can keep their cats and dogs! All we need are our trusty Rustilian horses. A Liklanders best friend!
— Borrich, Liklandic carpenter

  Rustilian horses are short, fluffy, and sturdy. They aren't capable of carrying an adult human as the weight of a fully grown person would break their back. They excel at being beasts of burden. A few Rustilian horses can pull a carriage nearly as well as a normal horse.
 

Uses

Rustilian horses are commonly used by the Rustilians and Liklanders as beasts of burden. They pull carts and carriages, but they're also commonly kept as faithful pets. Liklanders even allow their horses into their house during the floods, allowing them to sleep next to the rest of the family.
  As they are considered valued members of their owner's family, the horses are treated well, kept clean, and they even receive a proper funeral. Rustilian horses are often taught tricks, and they participate in local competitions.
 

Characteristics

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Rustilian horses are hardy and strong. They have a sturdy and muscular neck, a stocky body, and short legs. They have long manes and dense winter coats suited for colder environments. Rustilians have brown or ginger coats without spots. For their size, the Rustilian is one of the strongest of all horse breeds. They can pull over twice their own weight, and they can carry up to 60 kg.
  Gentle, good-tempered, and intelligent, Rustilian horses have all the good traits necessary for a good pet. They are gentle around children and allow them to ride on their backs.
Scientific Name
Metrati Ratui Honeprenatan
Lifespan
25 years
Average Height
70-100 cm
Average Weight
180-200 kg


Cover image: Horse on Field by Matthias Zomer

Comments

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Matthieu A.
10 Jul, 2019 17:21

I trade one against saucisson at Berlin, they so cyoot :c

Cetonia
Cetonia D.
10 Jul, 2019 21:47

Short and sturdy indeed. As always the looks and layout looks professional and inspiring. The questions I find myself left with is such things as what do they eat, what are these competitions they are part of… then again it is a short article and it does a good job of getting across the vibe of the animal as well as the culture surrounding them. Great job!

13 Jul, 2019 17:59

"They aren't capable of carrying an adult human as the weight of a fully grown person would break their back. They excel at being beasts of burden."   Seems contradictory.

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