As for war horses, by ancient standards it must be a precious breed, purebred, with four great moves and three high jumps, nine good qualities. Good war horses include: Horse (Rabbit), Horse (Silk), Ky (hay), Ky (Durable), De (Horseshoe), Tuan (Beautiful), Lac (Fun)), Horse Bao (Gentleman), Horse Phieu (Fat). Famous horses in history are usually one of the above types (also known as the god horse) such as Bach Long Cau, Xich Ky, Hong Lu, Thien Ma (of the Tay Son).
For a race horse, it must be a male horse, strong, fast running, tall, with large tendons, firm flesh, straight and slender legs, clawed hooves, enlarged chest, muscular neck, not too high build, teeth is uniform white, has a thick mane, has uniform hair and is not colorful, smooth to the touch as silk. The rest of the horses, especially lazy or crossbred horses, are only used for transport, communication, farming and other jobs, race horses should not be chosen as fat face, bright eyes but eyelids. eyes are too thick, mane is thick, the foundation slope is low.
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