The Don horse breed comes from Russia. They are the spawn of one of the most famous horse styles to come from the early eighteen hundreds, the Cossacks, well known Russian warhorses that were built and bred for being strong, tempered, and very good during a battle. The Don, however, was originally designed to be a smaller horse, but as time progressed they were made much larger. In fact, they were given blood lines from Arab styles as well as Karabakh versions to make a larger, more impacted horse. Still to date, they are recognized as one of the most frequently bred horses out there. Well known for being resilient and able to take care of themselves, as well as being a horse that enjoys roaming in groups on other horses or animals, the Don makes for a great option when selecting a horse. Quickly, they became recognized as one of the most chosen breeds in the Russian military. During the First World War and the Civil War, this breed was almost made extinct. However, they were saved by a Russian government affiliated system that saved their creation.