Visit a 2,000-year-old ranch in Northwest China
LANZHOU, Aug.21 (Xinhua) – Shandan Ranch, located in Shandan County of Zhangye City, northwest China’s Gansu Province, was built during the Han dynasty of China. ‘West (202 BC)
The Shandan horse is endemic to the Shandan Horse Ranch. Only with a height of 1.45 meters, the horse shows great talent in endurance.
In recent years, while preserving the Shandan horse, the ranch has introduced world famous varieties like Arabian horse and English thoroughbred horse to improve horse varieties.
The improved Shandan horse gained popularity in the horse racing market, which boosted local tourism.
A thriving “horse economy” is inseparable from an improved ecological environment.
Shandan Equestrian Ranch is located in the heart of Qilian Mountain, a vital shield for ecological security in the western part of China.
Through a few years of environmental protection measures such as afforestation of marginal farmland and reduction of livestock, improved pasture improves the living conditions of horses and other wildlife.
Nowadays, the vast prairie stretches forward beneath the Qilian Mountains. Riders embrace a harmonious relationship with nature.
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