Bashkir is a small-sized draft horse with a curly coat. The curly coat makes it easy for the horse to survive in cold regions. There are two types of Bashkir: one is smaller horse used for riding, and the other has a heavy built used for heavy work. It has great stamina but is considered as a light draught horse. It is one of the top producers of milk every year. The winter coat is very thick which is used in weaving.