About 700 years ago, Genghis Khan attached Xixia and passed the
Ordos Plateau. He saw that the plateau boasts rich water resources
and beautiful grass. He felt very happy and was so intoxicated with
the scene that he dropped his horsewhip to the ground. His
attendants wanted to pick up his horsewhip but were stopped by
Genghis Khan. He recited a poem. Later, after Genghis Khan's death,
people buried him in the place in line with his will.
In the mausoleum, two horses were raised. It is said that the
two white horses were descendents of Genghis Khan's two favorite
horses. These two horses received special respect from the
Mongolian people. It is said that the ancestors of these two white
horses once received Genghis Khan's awards. They are reincarnations
of Sa'erle -- the magic horse of the heaven god Huoermudesi.
Herdsmen here worshiped them as their idols. The magic horse has
bred ever since Genghis Khan's time. When an old white horse dies,
people will select a new horse to replace it. The criteria for
selection are: dark and bright eyes, black hooves and white hair
all over. In addition, the horse should be in pink while, flaming
and without any scars on its body.