Latvian Horses have a quiet, relaxed temperament. They are strong with a great deal of stamina. The Latvian, in its different types, is used for every job from heavy farm work to competition riding. The breed is popular with farmers and leisure riders alike. The Latvian is a stronger breed than its appearance would indicate. Developed for about 300 years mainly as a draft animal, there are now, due to the mingling of other breeds, draft, harness, and heavyweight riding types. All combine a quiet temperament with strength and stamina. Latvian Horses are black, brown, bay, and chestnut, and sometimes gray. Latvian Horses stand from 15 to 16 hands high.