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Bayarsaikhan is currently working closely with Seunta LLC to create a traditional size model horse that accurately represents the Mongolian horse. The first release, "Giingoo", will be available sometime in 2020. Bayarsaikhan will have several gift sets that include miniature handmade Mongolian tack made to fit the model, and the model will also be available through seunta.com.
There are four different types of Mongolian horse, based upon the different regions in Mongolia from which they come. The types include the Steppe, Gobi, Mountain, and Forest. While the Steppe is faster and smaller, making it a great horse for riding, the Forest is the heaviest and largest of the four types. The Gobi is a desert horse, as well as the smallest, while the Mountain is the mid-sized type that has a similar body structure to the Altai Horse.
Mongolia is home of The Mongol Derby, a 600-mile expedition considered the longest and toughest horse race in the world. The Mongol Derby loosely follows the route created by Genghis Khan in 1224 to carry riders whose mission was to deliver information and facilitate communication throughout the empire. The race is likely to include the following variety of terrain; high passes, green open valleys, wooded hills, river crossings, wetland and floodplains, sandy semi-arid dunes, rolling hills, dry riverbeds and open steppe (characterized by grassland plains without trees and extreme temperatures). Riders must balance survival skills and horsemanship as they use their own navigation to figure out how to get to 25–28 checkpoints.