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The modern horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed animal into the large, single-toed animal of today. Humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC, and their domestication is believed to have been widespread by 3000 BC. Worldwide many products are many from horses, including meat, milk, hide, hair, bone, and pharmaceuticals extracted from the urine of pregnant mares; however, in the US they are predominately used for sport and recreation.

Horse breeds are loosely divided into three categories based on general temperament: spirited "hot bloods" with speed and endurance; "cold bloods", such as draft horses and some ponies, suitable for slow, heavy work; and "warmbloods", developed from crosses between hot bloods and cold bloods, often focusing on creating breeds for specific riding purposes, particularly in Europe. There are more than 300 breeds of horse in the world today, developed for many different uses.

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About Abaco Barb HorsesAbaco Barb


The Abaco Barb is currently on the critically endangered list. The breed was found on the Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. The Abaco Barb is said to have been descended from horses from more than a dozen shipwrecks during the Spanish colonization of the Americas and the Caribbean during the 15th and 16th centuries. 

Some horse breed historians also believe that the Barb horse breed originated in northern Africa during the 8th century and Abaco Barbs are often commonly confused with Arabian br ...

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About Abstang HorsesAbstang


Abstang horses were created by Michele Brown of Utah in 1990 by breeding an unrefined feral mustang with an Arabien thoroughbred. The Arabian horse then gave birth to what is now known as an Abstang.

Because this Abstang mixes two bloodlines, their characteristics vary considerably. Especially being that Mustang horses vary greatly in physical appearance. Abstang horses have a straight profile and rounded croup. They are generally a smaller size horse. On average, they are around 14 hands tall. They come in many different ...

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About Abtenauer HorsesAbtenauer


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Abtenauer Horses are a rare draft horse from the Abtenau valley, south of Salzburg in Austria. They are the smallest variant of the Noriker horse. They have short heads and strong necks with an average height of 15.3 hands. The average weight of an Abtenauer horse is 1,102 pounds, lighter than most Norikers. The Abtenauer is commonly black, chestnut, or blue roan colored coat and is a coldblooded horse breed. It has a well-shaped head and strong legs, but is elegant in stature, has excellent agility and balance. This breed is especially v ...

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About  Abyssinian Horses Abyssinian


Abyssinian horses originated in Ethiopia and Eritrea, formerly known as Abyssinia. They are found today along the coastline of the Red Sea and in the Sudan. Abyssinian horses were first exported to England in 1861. The Abyssinian is on average about 13.3 hands high and has a wide variation in color and conformation. The Abyssinian’s coat is short and rough and special attention must be given to this breed to keep their coat clean and free of dirt. Because of their unique hair growth pattern, the Abyssinian can be diff ...


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About Adaev HorsesAdaev


Adaev, or Aedaevskaya, horses are native to the Caspian Depression of Kazakhstan and originally consisted of two sub-types of Kazakh horses, Adaev and Dzhab, or Jabe, horses. However, because Adaev horses were used extensively to improve the Jabe stock, the Adaev breed was nearly decimated. Due to an increased interest in preserving bloodlines of the breed, 27,000 Adaev horses were gathered by breeders in 1985 to restore their number. The breeders then worked toward refining the breed by mixing Kazakh blood with that of Don, Thoro ...


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About  Aegidienberger Horses Aegidienberger


Aegidienberger Horses are a small riding horse from Aegidienberger, Germany, and were first recognized as a breed in 1994.

Aegidienberger Horses were developed by Walter Feldman in 1994 in response to the need for horses larger than Icelandic Horses but still small and hardy enough to navigate difficult terrain, plus they need to be well suited for the warmer climates of central Europe. Feldman created the Aegidienberger breed primarily by crossing Peruvian Paso and Icelandic horses.

Aegidienberger horses generally stand betwe ...

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About Ainos Pony HorsesAinos Pony


Ainos Ponies are an incredibly rare breed of pony found only on the western Greek island of Kefalonia in the Gulf of Pátras. Unfortunately, tourism, poaching, and the lack of grazing land threaten them and their numbers shrink every year.

Ainos Ponies are descendants of Pindos Ponies and they were originally used as pack animals or transport in the mountains. Today they live wild on the slopes of Mount Ainos.

While there have been some attempts to create breeding programs for Ainos Ponies, there is very little l ...

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About  Akhal-Teke Horses Akhal-Teke


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Akhal-Teke horses originated from Turkmenistan and are best known for their intelligence, speed and endurance.

The Akhal-Teke typically stands between 14.2 and 16 hands (58 and 64 inches, 147 and 163 cm) and there are currently about 6,600 Akhal-Tekes in the world, found primarily in Turkmenistan and Russia, with some also located in Europe and North America.

The Akhal-Teke bloodline dates back thousands of years in Turkmenistan when selectively bred Akhal-Teke were used for raids and fights for the Russian Empire. ...

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About  Albanian Horses Albanian


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Albanian Horses originated in the 5th century, during the Ottoman Empire. They are a small horse (12-13 hands high) and belong to the Balkan group. Native Albanian horses came from either the Mountain or Myzeqea plains of Albania. Albanian Horses were originally thought to have been created by breeding Arabian horses with the local Albanian horses, which were likely combined with Tarpan, Turkmenian, or Mongolian stock breeds.

Albanaian horses typically have coats of Bay, Black, Chestnut and Gray. They are high energy ho ...

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About  Altai Horses Altai


Altai horses were developed in the Altai Mountains of Central Asia and are highly adapted to the severe climates in the region. For many centuries, they were bred for characteristics most needed by the mountain tribesmen and nomads, including strong cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular, and skeletal systems. They are best known for strong physical attributes, hearty constitutions, and the ability to adapt to harsh environments.

On average, the Altai stand 13.2 - 13.3 hands high and their coat colors range from chestnut, bay, b ...

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About  Alter Real Horses Alter Real


Alter Real Horses come from Alter de Chao, a small town in the Alentejo province of Portugal. They were created in 1748 and have a heavy Andalusian influence. They are also derived from the Lusitano breed, but based on mostly Spanish mares. Alter Real Horses were designed to provide high-class horses for equestrian activities at the royal court, and in particular for the royal riding school in Lisbon.

Alter Reals have a small head, strong shoulders and a short body, an impressive high-stepping action, long pasterns and strong ...

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About Altmärkisches Coldblood HorsesAltmärkisches Coldblood


Altmärkisches Kaltblut (cold blood) horses were developed in the 19th century with a foundation stock of Percheron, Belgian, and Shire horses. The result was a versatile, genial animal with a good work ethic, gaining them instant recognition. Altmärkische Kaltblut horses thrived until the early 20th century brought war, which took its toll on many draft breeds of Europe.

Today they are very rare, with a remaining population of 120 mares and 20 stallions keeping the gene pool alive. There is an attempt to revive the breed usin ...

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About Altwurttemberg HorsesAltwurttemberg


Altwurttemberg horses were developed in Germany by the Wurttemberg Prince House, but without an obligatory breed goal. About thirty horses from Normandy were used between 1872 -1888, crossing with English Thoroughbreds, Holsteins, and Oldenburgs.  

Eventually the Altwurttemberg horse was established. They are a strong and beautiful horse breed but unfortunately, they were not greatly appreciated or needed, so instead the Wurttemberg Sport Horse was developed, and was highly prized for a time.  

Altwurttemberg ...

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About American Albino HorsesAmerican Albino


America 'albino' horses are actually not true albinos but instead they are what the American Albino Horse Club (now known as the White Horse Club) calls Dominant White. A Dominant White can be any horse, Quarter, Arabian, Standardbred, etc., that has a white coat with pink skin and dark eyes - black, brown, or blue. A true albino would, of course, have pink eyes, meaning the Dominant White actually carries off-color genes. Given the White Horse Club's immaculate records, breeding for this particular horse has become an almost exact scien ...

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About  American Cream Draft Horses American Cream Draft


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American Cream Draft Horses are the only draft horse native to the U.S.

They were developed in 1905 in Iowa during one of the greatest declines in heavy horse use in history. The American Cream Draft originated in the United States in the state of Iowa in 1905.  

American Cream Draft Horses stand on average 15.2 -16.2 hands high and are a medium-heavy draft horse. They weigh between 1600-1800 pounds and a large stallion can reach up to 2,000 pounds. They have well-muscled shoulders, a large body and a calm ...

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About American Drum Horse HorsesAmerican Drum Horse


American Drum horses are indistinguishable from Drum (British) horses. See Drum Horse description for more detail.



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About  American Indian Horses American Indian


Photo: Chris & Kelly Hurd
Please see our description of Mustang horses

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About American Miniature HorsesAmerican Miniature


Please see our description of Miniature horses.

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About American Mustang HorsesAmerican Mustang


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Please see our description of Mustang horses

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About  American Paint Horses American Paint


Please see our description of Paint horses

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About  American Quarter Horses American Quarter


Please see our description of Quarter horses

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About  American Saddlebred Horses American Saddlebred


American Saddlebred Horses originated from Galloway and Hobbie horses imported from Britain. These two breeds were crossed to create the Narragansett Pacer, which was crossed to the Thoroughbred in the 1700s to produce the elegant “American Horse,” used for both riding and driving. Arabian and Morgan blood was later added to create the American Saddlebred. The American Saddlebred is considered the ultimate show horse. Horses are exhibited in driving, English—most notably saddleseat—and western classes.

American Saddlebred horses ...

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About American Shetland HorsesAmerican Shetland


Please see our description of Shetland Ponies.

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About American Sport Pony HorsesAmerican Sport Pony


Sport ponies have been enjoyed for hundreds of years in Europe and their stock gradually made it’s way to North America.

Through the years, American’s started their own breeding programs to further enhance and promote them. In 1981 a North American Sport Pony Registry was initially founded as a division of the American Warmblood Registry. However by 1997 the number and quality of the ponies being produced in America was large enough to warrant their own separate registry.

American Sport Ponies are notable because they ...

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About American Spotted Paso HorsesAmerican Spotted Paso


American Spotted Paso horses are the American version of the Peruvian Peso horse. One of the main goals for American breeders is to combine the smooth gaits of the Peruvian Paso horse with the colorful coat patterns of the pinto.  

They originated with a pure black Peruvian Paso stallion named Janchovilla who was bred to pinto mares. Of the resulting foals about 3/4 of them were spotted and all of them carried the Paso gait. 

There are two different registries for this breed for animals with dif ...

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About American Standardbred HorsesAmerican Standardbred


Please see our description of standardbred horses.

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About American Thoroughbred HorsesAmerican Thoroughbred


Please see our description of Thoroughbred horses.

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About American Walking Pony HorsesAmerican Walking Pony


American Walking Ponies were developed primarily as a show horse for gaited competition. Although they have three unique gaits, they are able to compete in seven.

They are essentially a cross between the Tennessee Walking Horse and the Welsh Pony. As a result of its Welsh pony heritage, they also make a good light hunter.

American Walking ponies are a relatively large pony-type (14 hands high). They have a a clean, smallish head on a well arched and muscled neck. Their back is short, their shoulders are slightly sloped ...

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About  American Warmblood Horses American Warmblood


Photo by Lisa Barckley
American Warmblood is more of a "type" than a "breed" of horse. Like most of the European warmbloods, with the American Warmblood there is more emphasis on producing quality sport horses, rather than the preservation of any particular bloodlines. This allows for much diversity in the bloodlines of American Warmbloods. The American Warmblood has been influenced by the European warmbloods, the Thoroughbred and the Arabian, as well as some draft horse breeds.

There are two registries in the United States which recognize American ...

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About Amur HorsesAmur


Amur Horses are a light horse breed from Siberia of the early 19th century that is sadly now extinct.

Their bloodlines were a combination of Transbaikal (Buryat) and Tomsk heritage; they were bred primarily for riding. The Amur was a hardy and strong breed with a finer conformation than generally found in colder northern regions. The breed became extinct due to crossing with many of the other Russian breeds including Orlov Trotters, Don and Budyonny.

They had a short, thick neck, medium length bac ...

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About Anadolu Pony HorsesAnadolu Pony


Anadolu Ponies, also called Transbaikal Ponies, Native Turkish Ponies or just Turks, are the most common Turkish horse breed. They are known for their speed, endurance, and robust nature. 

Anadolu ponies draw on the blood of several ancient breeds, including the Arabian, Akhal-Teke, although Anadolu bloodlines are ancient in their own right. 

The Turkish people have always had a need for this versatile native pony in farm work, as pack animals, and for transportation. They require lit ...

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About  Andalusian  Horses Andalusian


The modern day Pure Spanish Horse is derived from very ancient horses whose body shapes are depicted in cave drawings from at least 5000 BC in both north-eastern and southern regions of Spain. Eventually predominating in the southern province of Andalucía, they became known as Andalusian horses. However, the authorities of the Spanish stud book now prefer them to be known as Pura Raza Española (P.R.E.) or Pure Spanish Horse. There are about 45,000 world-wide.

Andalusian horses are a very beautiful aristocratic horse, with ...


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About Andean HorsesAndean


Andean horses were developed in the harsh environment of the Andes Mountains (above 9,000 feet) and display characteristics reminiscent of Tibetan horses. The great altitude has created an animal with amazing lung capacity and a thick, dense coat of fur. They are considered the Peruvian national horse.

Andean horses, with their strength, great stamina, and well-developed sense of balance and agility, are capable of climbing up mountains at medium speeds with ease. In fact, they can carry a 200-pound pack up steep slopes to 16,000 f ...

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About Andino Pony HorsesAndino Pony


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About  Andravida  Horses Andravida


Andravida (also called the Eleia, Ilia, or Greek) horses are a rare light draft breed found in the region of Ilia, Greece.

Andravida Horses are predominantly brown, bay, chestnut, red roan, black and occasionally grey. The head is rectangular in shape and plain with long ears and a straight profile. The chest is broad and heavy-set with thick muscles; the back is slightly dipped. Their temperament is described as willing but strong. They are of moderate height ranging between 14 to 16 hands (56 to 64 inches, 142 to 163 cm) high ...

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About  Anglo-Arabian Horses Anglo-Arabian


Anglo-Arabian Aiglonne won Olympic Gold in three day eventing in 1948
Anglo-Arabian, or Anglo-Arab, horses ara a crossbred between Thoroughbred (thus, the prefix "Anglo") and Arabian horses. The cross can be made between a Thoroughbred stallion and an Arabian mare, or vice versa. It can also be a cross between either an Anglo-Arabian and a Thoroughbred or, alternatively, an Anglo-Arabian and an Arabian. Another permitted cross is between two Anglo-Arabians. No matter the cross, a horse must have a minimum 12.5% of Arabian blood to be considered an Anglo-Arabian.

France is one of the largest p ...

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About  Anglo-Arabo-Sardo Horses Anglo-Arabo-Sardo


Anglo-Arab-Sardo, or Sardinian Anglo-Arab , horses originated in Sardinia, Italy. When the Saracens dominated the island of Sardinia, Arab stallions had been crossed with Sardinian mares of smaller size. At the beginning of the 16th century those horse were used for crosses with Andalucian stallions. In the course of the nineteenth century, thanks to the introduction of English thoroughbreds (thus, the prefix "Anglo").

Modern day Anglo-Arabo-Sardo  horses are quite different from those of the past. Like t ...

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About  Anglo-Kabarda Horses Anglo-Kabarda


Anglo-Kabarda Horses are russian horses that were developed by the cross between Kabarda and Thoroughbred horses in the 1920s and 1930s. The goal was to produce a horse that was larger and faster than the native Kabarda, but adapted to the climate of the northern Caucasus region of Russia and able to maneuver in mountainous terrain.

They have a Kabarda head with Roman nose profile, straight back, long legs, and well-developed joints.

Anglo-Kabarda Horses may have between 25 percent to 75 percent Thoroughbred blood. T ...

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About Anglo-Karachai HorsesAnglo-Karachai


Anglo- Karachai horses are a variety of Kabarda horse that are bred specifically in the Karachai republic, Russia. They tend to be of the most robust type of Kabardas horse and split off as their own breed during the 1960's.

They were originated by crossing English, German, and French Thoroughbreds with local Karachai horses. The breeding unofficially started in the early 1870's, but it wasn’t until the mid 20th century before the breed took hold.

Anglo-Karachai horses are 15.2- 16 hands high. They have a slight ram’s h ...

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About  Appaloosa Horses Appaloosa


Appaloosa horses are known for their colorful leopard-spotted coat pattern. There is a wide range of body types within the breed, stemming from the influence of multiple breeds of horses throughout its history. Each horse's color pattern is genetically the result of various spotting patterns overlaid on top of one of several recognized base coat colors.

The Nez Perce people of Pacific Northwest developed the Appaloosa breed.  Appaloosas were once referred to by settlers as the "Palouse horse", possibly after the Palouse ...

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About Appaloosa Sport Horse HorsesAppaloosa Sport Horse


Appaloosa Sport Horses were created in the USA with the intention of creating a European-style sport horse with appaloosa coloring. They are strong, willing, tenacious and tough team players.

This cross was achieved by crossing Appaloosa coloring with the athletic qualities of the Trekehners. The result is a beautifully-colored animal, larger and with finer lines than the original appaloosa.   

Their head is erect and attractive. They display characteristic white sclera and a speckled mout ...

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About Appendix Quarter Horse HorsesAppendix Quarter Horse


Appendix Quarter Horses are the first generation cross between a registered Thoroughbred and an American Quarter Horse. They are registered as appendix but not initially eligible for a full AQHA registration.   

The cross began in Texas and quickly took hold when the horse racing industry brought Thoroughbred bloodlines into the Quarter Horse Association. Initially they were met with resistance by board members, but they relented to the cross with Thoroughbreds that held Quarter Horse type characteristics. ...

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About AraAppaloosa HorsesAraAppaloosa


AraAppaloosa horses are a refined version of Appaloosa in many ways. The main registry for the Appaloosa horses was established in an effort to protect and develop the Appaloosa. Because of claims of similar ancient origins, the registry allowed the Appaloosa to be crossed with pure blooded Arabians. The AraAppaloosa of today is said to be a re-establishment or preservation of the best examples of the Appaloosa breed found, namely, in early American Indian tribes.

AraAppaloosa horses are known primarily by their coat; which needs ...

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About  Arabian Horses Arabian


Photo by Mayhem Farm
The Arabian's conformation and type have been selectively bred for longer than any other breed of horse.

The Bedouins of the Arabian desert were dependent for survival on their Arabian horses. While they valued the beauty of their horses, they were equally adamant that their horses were strong, with deep chests, straight legs, large joints and good lungs to carry them across large stretches of their desert homeland. Historical figures like Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Alexander The Great and George Washington rode Arabians.


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About Arabian-Haflinger HorsesArabian-Haflinger


Although this cross breed was met with some resistance, some Haflinger breeders thought that Arabian blood would refine the breed and increase their athletic ability.

The first three generations were approached with the goal of creating foals that improved the original breed. The breeders were successful and the resulting crosses displayed a definite refinement and an increase in their ability.

After many years of cross-breeding, the physical characteristics of the Haflinger breed persist, but have been slightly ref ...

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About Arabo-Friesian HorsesArabo-Friesian


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About Araboulonnais HorsesAraboulonnais


Araboulonnais horses are a relatively new French breed developed by crossing of Arabians to large, robust Boulonnais horses.

The origin of the Araboulonnais began late in the 20th century. It was thought that the beauty and pep of Arabians would blend wonderfully with the gentleness and soundness of the large Boulonnais. The resulting cross was an animal that was more refined than the Boulonnais but much larger and heavier than the Arabian. They were created for riding or trekking an ...


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About Aralusian HorsesAralusian


Aralusion, also called the Hispano-Arab, horse is a relatively new breed achieved by crossing the high energy Arabians with the noble Andalusians in equal parts. These are two of the older and most acclaimed breeds on the planet, so their cross is a logical one. The resulting animal is beautiful with high action, notable athletic ability, and fine confirmation.

Aralusians are animated and spirited with the strong Arabian motion and drive and the presence and determination of Andalusian horses.

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About Ardahan HorsesArdahan


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About  Ardennes Horses Ardennes


Ardennes, or Ardennais, horses are a multi-talented horse commonly used in endurance riding, general riding, and work activities. They are one of the oldest breeds of draft horse, and originate from the Ardennes area in Belgium, Luxembourg, and France.

Their history reaches back to Ancient Rome, and throughout the years blood from several other breeds has been added to the Ardennes, although only the Belgian breed had any significant impact. They are a direct descendant of the pre-historic horses whose remains were found at So ...

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About  Arenberg-Nordkirchen Horses Arenberg-Nordkirchen


Arenberg-Nordkirchen are small riding horses from north-west Germany. They can be black, chestnut, bay, or gray, and are used for sport/hobby horses (general riding and jumping).

Germany does not have a long tradition of small horse breeding; the only native small horse is the Dülmener. From the early twentieth century ponies and small horses were imported, mostly from Great Britain, and some private individuals started breeding from them. Arenberg-Nordkirchen horses were started in 1923 by the then Duke of Arenberg as a semi- ...

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About Argentine Anglo HorsesArgentine Anglo


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About  Argentine Criollo Horses Argentine Criollo


Image from Luciodec
Please see our description of Criollo horses.

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About Argentine Polo Pony HorsesArgentine Polo Pony


Although the Argentine Polo Ponies are not considered a breed, Argentina is recognized the world over for their fine polo horses, a cross between Thoroughbred and Criollo blood.   

They are bred to be quick, strong, agile, and to handle the rigorous life of a polo horse with ease. Combining the speed and grace of the Thoroughbred with the tireless work ethic of the Criollo creates horses that look forward to and thrives on hard work.   

The Association of Poly Pony Bree ...

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About Argentinean Modepony HorsesArgentinean Modepony


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About Argentinian Ranch Horse HorsesArgentinian Ranch Horse


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About Ariègeois Pony HorsesAriègeois Pony


Ariègeois Ponies, also known as Merens ponies, are a pure-black rare mountain pony native to the Pyrenees and Ariègeois mountains of Northern Spain and Southern France. Thought to be of prehistoric ancestry, these ponies were originally domesticated for use in mines and hauling timber. These handy ponies were also indispensable to the mountain farmers of the area and valued as hardy war mounts.


They are robust, kind, and easy to care for. Physically they are very similar to Dales ponies or Friesian horses. It is belie ...


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About Arravani HorsesArravani


Arravani horses are from Greece and are in danger of extinction; there are only about 200-300 of them left in the world today.   

 Arravani horses are influenced by Egyptian Arabians, Medern, Greek Thessaliern, Roman horses, and Turkish Arabian bloodlines. They are personable and comfortable to ride.   

For thousands of years they were used as agriculture workers by local farmers and for transporting loads over stony mountain paths. The introduction of motorized ve ...

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About Asiatic Wild Horse HorsesAsiatic Wild Horse


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About Asil HorsesAsil


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About Assateague Pony HorsesAssateague Pony


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About Astrakhan HorsesAstrakhan


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About  Asturcon Horses Asturcon


Asturcón, also known as Asturian, Horses are a pony from the Asturias region of northern Spain. They are an ancient breed and their ancestry is not known, although most likely they are a cross between Sorraia, Garrano, and ancient Celtic ponies. They are usually brown or black, with minimal white markings. They stand between 11.2 and 12.2 hands (46 and 50 inches, 117 and 127 cm).

Asturcón ponies have a naturally ambling gait that is comfortable for the rider. As a result, a large portion of their population was taken to Ireland t ...

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About  Augeron Horses Augeron


Augeron Horses were developed in Pays d’Auge ( an area in Normandy France). They are also known Caen or Virois horses and they were developed from the Percheron breed sometime around the 19th century.

In 1904, Augeron horses were sold in Argences and Bayeux of Lower Normandy. People bought them for their homogeneity, beauty and high value.

The Société hippique du trait augeron, or Augeron Horse Society, was formed in 1913 by breeders in Auge to record these horses in a breed registry. The society wanted to preserve ...

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About  Australian Brumby Horses Australian Brumby


Photo: Russell Kilbey
Please see our description of Brumby horses.

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About  Australian Draught Horses Australian Draught


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Australian Draught Horses was developed from the crossbreeding of four recognized pure draught horse breeds which were in Australia since the colonial days: Clydesdale, Percheron, Shire, Suffolk Punch. The result is a hardy, strong draught horse with a good temperament.  

The roots of the Australian Draught Horse date back to the c.1854 importation of stallions and mares of various English and Flemish cart breeds to Australia. Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) was at the forefront of breeding cart and farm horses with th ...

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About Australian Pony HorsesAustralian Pony


Ponies were first introduced to Australia in 1803. By 1920, a distinct type had emerged there. A stud book was opened nine years later detailing the standards of conformation for the pony. The basic stock for the Australian Pony is the Welsh Mountain Pony of Type A. Shetlands were introduced to give solid constitution and strength. Thoroughbred, Arab, and Hackney were later introduced.  

Australian Ponies have a show quality head: slightly concave with alert ears and dark eyes. Their neck is nicely rounded, their shoul ...

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About  Australian Stock Horses Australian Stock


Photo supplied by the Australian Stock Horse Society Ltd - NSW ©
The Ancestors of the Australian Stock Horse were imported in small numbers at the end of the 18th century from South Africa and are believed to be of Arabian and Barb descent. Eventually more horses where imported from England; mainly Thoroughbred and Arabian horses that were tough enough for the rough Australian conditions.

Thoroughbreds became very popular at the beginning of the 19th century for horse racing. The horses that developed had a good temperament, were tough and reliable, and able to work under saddle and in har ...

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About  Austrian Warmblood Horses Austrian Warmblood


Austrian Warmblood horses are, unsurprisingly, warmblooded horses from Austria. They are the result of combining of multiple excellent horse breeds.   

The Austro-Hungarian empire was known for its horse breeding programs which were based on a number of imperial stud farms. The role of these farms was to produce farm horses for the citizens, riding and carriage horses for the nobility, cavalry mounts and artillery horses for the military.

Although the former empire is also famed for producing the Kla ...

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About Autre Que Pur Sang HorsesAutre Que Pur Sang


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About  Auvergne Horses Auvergne


They have been crossbred several times throughout history, with several distinct breeds sharing the name "Auvergne horse". A small riding horse known as the "half-blood of Auvergne" was primarily ridden by the cavalry at the beginning of the 19th century, but has since disappeared. Other work horses of Auvergne were used as a means of transportation before the advent of modern roads. The work horse was crossbred to become a light draught horse and subsequent ancestor of the modern Auvergne horse. It was used for varying field work by the ...

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About  Auxois Horses Auxois


Auxois horses are closely related to Ardennes horse and have been bred specifically for immense size since the start of the 20th century.

Their origins are uncertain, although some sources say that their ancestors were Burgandy horses, a heavy breed ridden by knights of the middle ages. Breeding of the modern Auxois began in the 19th century in the Cote d’Or and Yonne regions of France. The foundation horses were Percheron, Ardennes, Boulonnais, and Northern Ardennais.

Auxois horses are one of the rarest French draft breeds ...

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About  Avelignese Horses Avelignese


Avelignese are heavy horses found throughout Italy. They are beautiful and hardy enough to handle most any challenge.  

Avelignese horses are one of the few breeds referred to as surefooted styles. These surefooted horses can endure traveling through the desert and in extreme temperatures without any issues. They can be utilized for equestrian vaulting and also for therapeutic riding purposes as well. They have been bred with a unique format so that you know which horse came from where. For example, if the horse is from ...

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About  Azerbaijan Horses Azerbaijan


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About Azores HorsesAzores


Azores Ponies are from the Azores islands, Portugal. They have a wedge-shaped head and a straight or slightly rammed profile, with a wide forehead and a small mouth section. Their neck is strong and goes into a long shoulder. Their chest is deep, but narrow. Their hindquarters are somewhat poor. They generally are brown.

 Azores ponies are wiry, noble horses with a fiery temperament. They are used in agriculture, but they are also used as children's ponies.

 Azores ponies are very similar to Balearic ponies. Azo ...

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About  Azteca Horses Azteca


Azteca horses are medium-sized, light riding horse. They are an extension of the Spanish horse. Although a majority of the horses in Mexico are still of direct Spanish stock, the Azteca has become very popular in the few years that it has been an established breed.

Standing 14.3 to 15 hands high, the Azteca is of standard warmblood conformation.They have a fine, dry head with straight or subconvex profile, small ears, and beautiful eyes. They have a well-placed, beautifully curved and heavily muscled neck. They have long, sloping ...

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About Baguales HorsesBaguales


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About Baguio Light Horse HorsesBaguio Light Horse


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About Baguio Pony HorsesBaguio Pony


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About Bahr-El-Ghazal HorsesBahr-El-Ghazal


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About Baikal HorsesBaikal


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About  Baise Horses Baise


Baise horses (also known as the Guangxi) are a pony-sized horse native to the Guangxi region of China, where the climate is mild and horse breeding has long been common practice. Like other Asian breeds (the Mongolian horse in particular), they thrive at high altitudes and roams freely when not working.

They have obvious physical ties with Mongolian animals. Guangxi's mild climate has long favored horse breeding. Bronze statues from 206 to 25 B.C. have been found that look almost exactly like this animal in confirmation.   ...

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About Baixadeiro HorsesBaixadeiro


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About Bajau Pony HorsesBajau Pony


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About Bakhtiari HorsesBakhtiari


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About Baladi HorsesBaladi


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About  Balearic Horses Balearic


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About Bali Pony HorsesBali Pony


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About  Balikun Horses Balikun


Balikun horses are a rare light draft breed from the Xinjiang region in northwest China. They are well adapted for harsh environment and used mainly for transportation. They are able to survive on steppe hills and and pasture with harsh temperatures as low as 40 degrees below zero.

Balikun horses developed from Kazakh and Mongolian horses; however, over 200 years of selective breeding has made the Balikun horse a breed of its own.

Balikun horses stand, on average, from 12.2 to 13.1 hands. They have heavy heads with short, ...

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About  Baluchi Horses Baluchi


Baluchi (also known as Beledougou, or Banamba) horses are native to the Baluchistan, Sindh and Punjab Provinces in Pakistan. However, they are most likely related to the West African Barb horses of Mali, Africa. They share the same ancestors as the Waziri, which is a smaller horse breed known for their strength, good structure, and stamina. 

Baluchi horses are on average about 14 hands high. They have a medium-sized fine head, straight or slightly curved profile, large eyes, tulip ears that turn inward and touch, a long muscu ...

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About  Ban'ei Horses Ban'ei


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About Banat HorsesBanat


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About Bandiagara HorsesBandiagara


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About  Banker Horses Banker


Banker horses are descendants from domesticated Spanish horses that were brought to America in 16th century by explorers and abandoned on the Outer Banks of North Carolina which is where their name "Banker" was derived. Banker horses were originally domesticated; however, since they were abandoned and left to fend for themselves, they've become feral.

Banker horses can be found on the Outer Banks barrier islands of North Carolina's coast. They reside on Corolla Island, Currituck Banks, Ocracoke Island, Shackleford Banks, and in t ...

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About Bara Pony HorsesBara Pony


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About  Barb Horses Barb


Barb horses are a light riding horses from the Maghreb region of northern Africa. There are several varieties of barb horses including Algerian, Moroccan, and Tunisian. They are also the foundation breed of the West African Barb and the Spanish Barb which was developed in the United States. 

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About  Bardigiano Horses Bardigiano


Bardigiano horses, also known as Bardigiano Ponies, are from Bardi, Italy.

The first horses that populated Bardi were brought during the Roman Era. During the centuries, the breed developed as a mountain horse; in the 15th century, there were attempts to make it more gentle by cross-breeding it with Arabian-Friulian horses, thus obtaining a horse very similar to the one of today.

They almost became extinct after the First World War. In 1977, a "Regulation for the selection and for the Genealogic Book of the Bardigia ...

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About Barthais Pony HorsesBarthais Pony


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About  Bashkir Curly Horses Bashkir Curly


Please see our description of Curly horses.

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About  Basque Mountain Horses Basque Mountain


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About Basuto Pony HorsesBasuto Pony


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About Batak Pony HorsesBatak Pony


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About  Bavarian Warmblood Horses Bavarian Warmblood


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About  Belgian Horses Belgian


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About Belgian Ardennais HorsesBelgian Ardennais


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About Belgian Draft HorsesBelgian Draft


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About Belgian Sport Horse  HorsesBelgian Sport Horse


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About  Belgian Warmblood Horses Belgian Warmblood


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About Bergmann Pony HorsesBergmann Pony


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About Bhorum Pony HorsesBhorum Pony


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About Bhutia Pony HorsesBhutia Pony


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About Bidet HorsesBidet


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About Bigourdan Horse HorsesBigourdan Horse


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About Bitcuk HorsesBitcuk


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About  Black Forest Horses Black Forest


Black Forest, also known as Schwarzwalder Kaltblut, Horses come from the Black forest, Germany. They were well known as the pearl of The Black Forest back in their day and have derived from the cold bloods that were residing in the region during the Middle Ages. They came about as a result of breeding a Haflinger and a Noriker. Later on, the breed would be closer introduced to the Brabant breed in a poor attempt at making them taller, which was not successful whatsoever. Once the twentieth century arrived, some were enabled to breed with ...

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About Black Sea Horse HorsesBlack Sea Horse


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About  Blazer Horses Blazer


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About Boerperd HorsesBoerperd


Boerperd, or Boer Ponies, are a tough horse that can still remain their cool and be kind enough to allow for kids to ride, they are hardy, enduring, and have been used for harness work, endurance, and for riding people of all ages and sizes. They are found in Johannesburg, Swaz, Lesotho, and Cape Town, South Africa.    

Boerperd’s stand at around fifteen hands in full grown size. They are generally bred in any color, typically one solid color rather than mixtures or patterns. They are a fit and lean breed with g ...

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About Bolivian Pony HorsesBolivian Pony


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About Borneo Pony HorsesBorneo Pony


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About Bose Pony HorsesBose Pony


Bose Ponies are from the Bose and Hechi Prefecture-Guangxizhuang region of China. They are best known for performing general riding and work.

Bose Ponies are bay colored. They are on average 11.1 to 11.2 hands tall. Their head is dry, straight, and slightly weighty. Their profile is concave and their jaw is wide. Their ears are small and alert. Their neck is moderately long and their withers are moderate. They have a short back and their croup is rounded. They have a bushy, but thin, mane and tail. Their legs are short and strong ...

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About Bosnian Pony HorsesBosnian Pony


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About  Boulonnais Horses Boulonnais


Boulonnais horses come from France. They are legendary creatures that were brought from France by Julius Caesar during his preparation to invade Britain. They were once known for roaming many lands such as Calais, Belgium, Eterpigny, and along the English Channel in the United Kingdom. Most of the heavier draft breeds were bred in the Northwestern areas of France.    

They are often referred to as the Thoroughbred of the draft breeds. This was as a result of their elegance that they received from the bloodlines ...

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About  Brabant Horses Brabant


Brabant horses are from Belgium, and can be found all over Germany as well as the Netherlands, France, and more specifically set inside Brussels. They are used for harness work and for shows or competitions alike. Their unique appearances make it easier for them to do very well inside the competitive circuit and they have a very friendly personality to boot.  

Brabant horses have quite a history coming from significant dignitaries using them on a regular basis for being bred for use in shows. It has been noted that the ...

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About  Brandenburger Horses Brandenburger


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About Brazilian Pony HorsesBrazilian Pony


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About  Brazilian Sport Horses Brazilian Sport


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About  Breton Horses Breton


Breton horses come from France but can be seen along the British side of the English Channel and most often in the land of Rennes. Primarily they are raised for light or heavy drafting. They are sweet, easy to maintain, and full of energy. They can be extremely handy on farmlands and are very loyal to their owners as well.  

They were one of the first types of horses considered to be mountain animals. In the Middle Ages they were bred into two various breeds. One was considered a heavier style noted as the Sommier, and the ...

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About British Appaloosa HorsesBritish Appaloosa


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About British Riding Pony HorsesBritish Riding Pony


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About British Shetland HorsesBritish Shetland


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About British Spotted Pony HorsesBritish Spotted Pony


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About British Thoroughbred HorsesBritish Thoroughbred


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About British Warmblood HorsesBritish Warmblood


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About  Brumby Horses Brumby


Brumbies are free-roaming feral horses in Australia. Although they are found in many areas around the country, the best-known Brumbies are found in the Australian Alps region. Brumbies have been seen in the Man from Snowy River movies and the opening of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

Brumbies are the descendants of the horses that were transported on ships from England with convicts and first settlers. The initial horses included "Capers" from South Africa, Timor Ponies from Indonesia, British pony and draught horse breeds, and a ...

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About Buckskin HorsesBuckskin


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About Bucovina HorsesBucovina


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About  Budyonny Horses Budyonny


Budyonny horses originated in Russia and are known for having a iridescent coat. They received their name from Marshall Budyonny of the red army. They can be found all over the Russian Federation; inside Ukraine, Belarus, Moscow, Rostov, and along the Lake Ladoga.  

Budyonny horses were created by combining the Thoroughbred Don horses. They were utilized for all sorts of purposes as both work horses and for leisure uses as well. They are an incredible cavalry horse; built for speed and durability.   They ar ...

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About Bulgarian Native HorsesBulgarian Native


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About Buohai HorsesBuohai


Buohai horses are native to the Northeastern part of the Shandong Province, China, near the Buohai Sea and the Yellow River. They have been found in that area for at least 2700 years, but are originally from Mongolia.  

In 1962 the Chinese government established a cross-breeding program designed to improve the local stock. Attempts with riding horses were unsuccessful and created animals too light for heavy agricultural work. Later Ardennes and Soviet Heavy Draft blood was introduced and the resulting animals was class ...

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About  Burguete Horses Burguete


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About Burmese Pony HorsesBurmese Pony


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About Buryat HorsesBuryat


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About Busak Posavec HorsesBusak Posavec


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About  Byelorussian Harness Horses Byelorussian Harness


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About  Calabrese Horses Calabrese


Calabrese Horses originated in Calabria and were derived from a group of Arabian horses imported from North Africa. During the Bourbon period, they were crossbred with Andalusian horses. In more recent times, they were bred with Saleritano horses and English Thoroughbreds, which increased their size. Every now and then, in order not to lose their original traits, they are bred with Arabian horses.

Calabrese horses are easy to train, strong, vivacious, and docile. They have excellent balance, fast, and good jumpers.

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About Calvinia HorsesCalvinia


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About  Camargue Horses Camargue


Camargue horses are one of the oldest breeds of horses known. They are indigenous to the harsh wetlands of the Camargue region of Southern France. They have resided there as far back as prehistoric times. Researchers believe that the Camargue horse is a descendent from the ancient Solutre horse. Archeological evidence of this has been found to a considerable extent in the Burgundy region of France. Camargue horse is also closely related to Spanish breeds from the northern part of the peninsula.


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About Camarillo White  HorsesCamarillo White


Camarillo White Horses are famous for their brilliant white color.

The story of Camarillo White horses start in 1921 when Adolfo Camarillo purchased a 9-year-old stallion named Sultan at the California State Fair in Sacramento. He then went on to breed Sultan with Morgan mares at his ranch in California up until his death in 1958. His daughter Carmen then continued breeding and showing the horses at parades and events until her death in 1987. As per her will, the horses were then sold at public auction.

Four years ...

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About Campeiro HorsesCampeiro


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About Campolina HorsesCampolina


Campolina horses originated in Brazil in 1870 when a farmer named Cassiano Campolina bred a Brazilian mare of Barb ancestry with a pure Andalusian stallion. Later he further refined his horses with Anglo-Norman, Clydesdale, Holsteiner, American Saddle Horse, and Mangalarga Marchador horses.  The result is the largest of the three gaited Brazilian breeds. Their temperament is docile, but active and proud. They are used for pleasure and trail riding, dressage, and driving.

The Campolina is a gaited breed, with an ambling gait. ...

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About  Canadian Horses Canadian


Canadian Horses, originally called the French Canadian Horse, was introduced to Canada in July 1665 by King Louis XIV of France. Initially, King Louis XIV sent 12 of his best horses to reward the men who had gone to settle "New France". France continued to import these horses, and by 1763, their number was close to 13,000. However, as exporting the horse continuously increased for the Boer war in Africa, plantations in the West Indies, and to the United States for stage lines and the Civil War, by the 1860s and 1870s, there were fewer th ...

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About Canadian Cutting Horse HorsesCanadian Cutting Horse


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About  Canadian Pacer Horses Canadian Pacer


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About Canadian Rustic Pony HorsesCanadian Rustic Pony


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About Canadian Sport Horse  HorsesCanadian Sport Horse


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About Canadian Warmblood HorsesCanadian Warmblood


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About Canik HorsesCanik


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About Cape HorsesCape


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About Cape Harness HorsesCape Harness


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About  Carolina Marsh Tacky Horses Carolina Marsh Tacky


Carolina Marsh Tackys are working horses. They have an uncanny ability to work inside water and even deep, swampy conditions along the shoreline. They are relatively small horses (13 to 15 hands), they are ideal for carrying around children and also for riding practices as well. They are generally put to work on farmlands to herd cattle.  

Carolina Marsh Tacky history goes back hundreds of years. Coming from a Spanish breed of horses, the Carolina Marsh Tacky breed has more recently been a part of the culture in South ...

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About Carpathian Pony HorsesCarpathian Pony


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About  Carthusian Horses Carthusian


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About  Caspian Horses Caspian


Caspian horses are small originally from Iran. Although generally no more than 12 hands (1.22 meters) high, they are nevertheless considered to be a horse rather than a pony.

They are a similar build to Arabian horses, and they are extremely hardy, with very dense bone and hard feet that rarely need shoeing. They can take long strides and are able to keep up with normal-sized horses while walking, trotting, or cantering, despite their smaller stature. The most common colors are bay and black, though they may also be grey, d ...

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About  Castilian Horses Castilian



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About  Castillonnais Horses Castillonnais


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About  Catria Horses Catria


Catria Horses are from Monte Catria, Italy, and neighbouring areas (Central Appennines), spread over the provinces of Pesaro, Ancona and Perugia.

Continuous contacts with the people of Maremma in Tuscany, chiefly with those involved in charcoal-burning, explain the introduction and the influence of the local equine population of Maremagno. In the post-war years the herds of horses diminished considerable, but the original population, derived from the maremmano breed, held on in mountain areas which were only good for pastu ...

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About  Cavallo Romano della Maremma Laziale Horses Cavallo Romano della Maremma Laziale


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About Cayuse Pony HorsesCayuse Pony


Please see our description of Mustang horses

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About Celtic Pony HorsesCeltic Pony


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About Cerbat Mustang HorsesCerbat Mustang


Cerbat Mustangs are beautiful and strong horses that are used for riding or as an event horse in competitions. They have excellent endurance and are very strong. They are smaller in size than some breeds, but still remain durable and willing to please. They well known for their unique ability to easily reproduce at very late ages. The Cerbat mares can still reproduce well into their twenties, which is a great strength considering some horse breeds only live up until they are twenty. Most of them of have a vertebrae w ...


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About Certisino HorsesCertisino


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About Chahou Post Pony HorsesChahou Post Pony


Chahou Post Ponies are from Tibetan Autonomous County of Tianzhu, Yongding, and Gulang County, Ganshu Province, China. They are highly resistant to disease and incredibly hardy due to their extreme habitat.

They are of moderate size (average height of 12.1 – 12.8 hands). Their back is of medium length, and they have a short girth. They are found in black, chestnut, grey, bay, and dun.

They are known to be dependable, willing, and tough. They are used as pack animals and for transportation.

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About Chaidamu Pony HorsesChaidamu Pony


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Chaidamu Ponies are from the Qinghai Province of China. Their numbers are very low and there is very little information available about them.

They are moderately-sized ponies (average height 12.6 – 12.8 hands). Their Head is wide and short. Their bodies are strong and round with short legs. They come in black, chestnut, and grey. They are known to be easy going, sociable, and kind. They are used for riding, sports, and as draught horses.

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About Chakouyi HorsesChakouyi


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Chakouyi horses are a very little-known and ancient breed of light horse (technically a pony) that comes from the Silk Road area of China.

On average they are 12.2 – 13 hands high. Their face is medium sized with a straight profile and large eyes. Their next is medium length; their loin is short with well-rounded abdominal area. Their croup is sloped and well muscled. And their legs are short with well developed joints and little hair. They are found in black, grey, and bay. Plus often have an elongated star on their foreh ...

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About Chalosse Pony HorsesChalosse Pony


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About Champagne HorsesChampagne


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About Chamurthi HorsesChamurthi


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About Charentais HorsesCharentais


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About Charollais HorsesCharollais


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About Charysh HorsesCharysh


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About Cheju Pony HorsesCheju Pony


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About Cheval de Corlay HorsesCheval de Corlay


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About Cheval Demi sang du Centre HorsesCheval Demi sang du Centre


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About Cheval d’Auvergne HorsesCheval d’Auvergne


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About  Chickasaw Horses Chickasaw


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About Chicksaw Pony HorsesChicksaw Pony


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About  Chilean (Chilean Corralero) Horses Chilean (Chilean Corralero)


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About Chilkow HorsesChilkow


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About Chilote Pony HorsesChilote Pony


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About Chincoteague Pony HorsesChincoteague Pony


Chincoteague horses come from the Eastern coast of the United States, the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague off the coast of Virginia and Maryland. They are well known for their hardiness and willing to succeed. Additionally, they are raised for riding and harness work (they are good at carry burden long distances).

It’s not clear how the Chincoteague horses evolved, but most believe that they are related to 17 Arabian horses that swam ashore from a spanish vessel that had capsized off the coast, around 1600. Once on the isla ...

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About  Choctaw Horses Choctaw


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About Chumbivilcas HorsesChumbivilcas


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About Chumysh HorsesChumysh


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About Chyanta Pony HorsesChyanta Pony


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About Cimarron HorsesCimarron


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About  Cleveland Bay Horses Cleveland Bay


Cleveland Bay horses originated in England during the 17th century, named after its colouring and the Cleveland district of Yorkshire. They are the oldest established horse breed in England, and the only non-draught horse developed in Great Britain.

 Cleveland Bay horses are well-muscled, with legs that are strong but short in relation to the body. They are always bay in colored, although a few light hairs in the mane and tail are characteristic of some breed lines.

 In the middle ages in the north east of England ...

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About  Clydesdale Horses Clydesdale


Clydesdales are large draught horses derived from farm horses of Clydesdale, Scotland. They were developed by the farmers of Lanarkshire, through which the River Clyde flows. The old name for Lanarkshire is Clydesdale. They were originally used for agriculture and hauling, and they still are used for draught purposes today. They have also been used to create and improve other draught breeds.

They were bred to meet not only the agricultural needs of these farmers, but the demands of commerce for the coal fields of Lanarkshire a ...

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About Coffin Bay Pony HorsesCoffin Bay Pony


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About  Coldblood trotter Horses Coldblood trotter


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About  Colonial Spanish Horses Colonial Spanish


Colonial Spanish horses were at one point very popular and were prized by Spanish explorers in the fifteenth century. They were brought to America by explorers, and were allowed to roam. Later they became popular in the western states and were cross bred to create a larger animal. However; by the mid-nineteen hundreds, they were thought to be extinct. A man named Robert E. Brislawn developed the Spanish Mustang Registry and the entire breed was saved from that point on.


Currently, there are a few thousand horses registered ...

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About  Colorado Ranger Horses Colorado Ranger


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About  Comtois Horses Comtois


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About Conestoga HorsesConestoga


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About Connemara Pony HorsesConnemara Pony


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Connemara Ponies are Ireland’s native pony originally from Galway. Their popularity is extensive worldwide. They are a historic breed that is considered to be “sure footed and hardy”. Connemara ponies have a calm temperament, staying power, intelligence, soundness, and athleticism. They are considered to be a wonderful modern riding mount for children and adults alike.

The exact origins of Connemara Ponies are difficult to decipher and are immersed in myth and fable.  The general consensus is that the history of the breed ...

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About Corajoso HorsesCorajoso


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About Corolla Island Pony HorsesCorolla Island Pony


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About Corsican HorsesCorsican


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About Cossak HorsesCossak


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About  Costa Rican Saddle Horses Costa Rican Saddle


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About Country Saddle HorsesCountry Saddle


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About  Cretan Horses Cretan


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About  Criollo Horses Criollo


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Criollo horses are native of Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. They may have the best endurance of any horse breed in the world next to Arabian horses. In fact, due to a low basal metabolism, they may be a better long-distance horse than Arabians in prolonged races over a week in duration with no supplemental feed. Because of their hardiness and stamina they are very popular in its home countries.

The word criollo originally referred to human and animals of pure-bred Spanish ancestry that were born in the Americas, or, in P ...

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About Crioulo HorsesCrioulo


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About Crioulo Brasileiro  HorsesCrioulo Brasileiro


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About Croatian Hladnokrvnjak HorsesCroatian Hladnokrvnjak


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About Croatian Posavac HorsesCroatian Posavac


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About  Cuban Criollo Horses Cuban Criollo


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About Cuban Paso HorsesCuban Paso


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About Cuban Pinto HorsesCuban Pinto


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About Cukurova HorsesCukurova


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About  Cumberland Island Horses Cumberland Island


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About  Curly Horses Curly


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About Curly Haired Fox Trotter HorsesCurly Haired Fox Trotter


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About Cutchi HorsesCutchi


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About Czech Coldblood HorsesCzech Coldblood


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About  Czech warm blood Horses Czech warm blood


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About Czechoslovakian Small Riding Horse HorsesCzechoslovakian Small Riding Horse


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About Dagestan Pony HorsesDagestan Pony


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About Dahoman HorsesDahoman


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About Dales Pony HorsesDales Pony


Dales horses come from the Pennines in northern England. They received their name by the famous Yorkshire Dales.  

Dales horses are related to Pennine Pony that were cross bred with Friesian horses. Scots later cross breed them with Scottish Galloway horses. The resulting horses had increased speed and were better all around athletes. They continued on to be bred with many other horses, such as the Clydesdale, Yorkshire, Norfolk Terrier, and Welsh Cob stallions.  

Dales horses are used for riding purp ...

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About  Daliboz Horses Daliboz


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About Danish Sport Pony HorsesDanish Sport Pony


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About  Danish Warmblood Horses Danish Warmblood


Danish Warmbloods, formerly know as the Danish Sports Horse, are large-framed horses from Denmark. They were developed by crossing Frederiksbork horses with Thoroughbreds. The mares resulting from this were then bred with Anglo-Norman horses, Thoroughbreds, and Trakehners. This and selective breeding produced a Danish Warmblood. Danish Warmbloods are the youngest of all European warmblood breeds.

Danish Warmbloods are similar to Thoroughbreds but they have a more substantial build. They are known to be very cooperative, intelli ...

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About  Danube Delta Horses Danube Delta


Danube Delta horses are a feral breed that are found in and around the Letea Forest of Romania. It is documented that 300 to 400 years ago the ancestors of these horses were brought by the Tatars to the north of the Danube delta. The collapse of communism in 1989 along with the nation’s economy led to farms closing and releasing the horses into the wild. As a result, there are roughly, 3600 of these horses live in the Danube Delta and 500 in the Letea nature reserve.

Danube Delta horses are considered to be either large po ...

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About Danubian HorsesDanubian


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About Darashouri  HorsesDarashouri


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About Darfur Pony HorsesDarfur Pony


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About Dartmoor Pony HorsesDartmoor Pony


Photo supplied by the Victorian Dartmoor Group Karanah Park Pony Stud  - Victoria ©
Over many centuries ponies were allowed to run freely on the high moorland of Devon in the south west of England. These ponies were well adapted to the harsh climate. As the trade route between Exeter and Plymouth became more important the native ponies came in contact with the many different horse breeds that travelled on that road. They also were influenced by Arabian and Barb horses brought back by Crusaders. During the Industrial Revolution the Dartmoor Ponies were crossed with small Shetland Ponies in order to produce a breed small ...

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About Datong HorsesDatong


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About Debao Pony HorsesDebao Pony


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About Deli Pony HorsesDeli Pony


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About Delibozskaya HorsesDelibozskaya


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About Deliorman HorsesDeliorman


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About Desert Norman Horse HorsesDesert Norman Horse


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About Deutsches Reitpony HorsesDeutsches Reitpony


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About Djamonský Pony HorsesDjamonský Pony


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About Djerma HorsesDjerma


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About  Dolahest Horses Dolahest


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About  Dole Gudbrandsdal Horses Dole Gudbrandsdal


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About Dolny-Iskar HorsesDolny-Iskar


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About  Don Horses Don


Don horses come from Russia. They are the spawn of one of the most famous horse styles to come from the early eighteen hundreds, the Cossacks, well known Russian warhorses that were built and bred for being strong, tempered, and very good during a battle. They however, were originally designed to be a smaller horse, but as time progressed they were made much larger. In fact, they were given blood lines from Arab styles as well as Karabakh versions to make a larger, more impacted horse. Quickly, they became recognized as one of the most p ...

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About Dongola HorsesDongola


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About Dosanko HorsesDosanko


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Dosanko horses, also known as Hokkaido washu, are a popular Japanese breed of horse. It is believed that Dosanko horses were brought to Hokkaido, Japan, by fishermen from Honshu during the Edo period (1600–1867). They were used for transportation, but were left in Hokkaido when the fishermen returned home in autumn. The ponies were expected to survive in very harsh weather, in a land with very little vegetation, covered with snow, which is how the Hokkaido pony developed its exceptional enduring strength for which it is known today.
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About  Draft Trotter Horses Draft Trotter


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About Drum HorsesDrum


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About Dülmen Pony HorsesDülmen Pony


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Dülmen Ponies are the only remaining pony of German origin that has always lived in completely natural conditions.

Their bloodlines date back more than 600 years in Westphalia, Germany where there have always been pockets of land for them to roam. Over time their territories were shaped by the urban growth, until the mid 19th century when the Duke of Croy had them rounded up and taken to a refuge.

  Dülmen Ponies are hardy and robust. They are generally 12 to 13 hands high. They have a short stout neck with ...

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About  Dutch harness Horses Dutch harness


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About  Dutch Heavy Draft Horses Dutch Heavy Draft


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About  Dutch Warmblood Horses Dutch Warmblood


Dutch Warmblood horses are exceptional sport horses that have recently been prominent in the international equestrian. Some of the Dutch Warmblood superstars include Calypso, Next Milton, Big Ben, Ampere, Ommen, Zucarlos, Linky, Eastern Sunrise, Pascal, Ideaal and many more.

Dutch Warmblood horses are sport horses that have evolved from Dutch Gelderlander and Groningen horses. Gelderlander horses come from the light sandy soils of central Holland; they are a stylish chestnut horse of medium stature. Groningen horses come from t ...

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About Dzhabe HorsesDzhabe


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About  East Bulgarian Horses East Bulgarian


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About  East Friesian Horses East Friesian


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About East Prussian HorsesEast Prussian


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About Edelbluthaflinger HorsesEdelbluthaflinger


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About Ege Midillisi HorsesEge Midillisi


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About Egyptian Arabian  HorsesEgyptian Arabian


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About Einsiedler HorsesEinsiedler


Einsiedler (also known as Swiss Anglo Norman or the Swiss Half Bred) are blooded horses horses from Switzerland. They have been in circulation since the tenth century. They were developed at the Benedictine Abbey of Einsiedeln with Schwyer Horses, a local stock establishment. Around the middle of the sixteenth century, they founded their very own studbook. They became so popular that by the middle of the seventieth century a new studbook was in rotation created by Father Isidor Moser. They were recreated by utilizing mares of Anglo Norma ...

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About Eleia HorsesEleia


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About English Thoroughbred HorsesEnglish Thoroughbred


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About Equus Kinsky HorsesEquus Kinsky


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About Equus Przewalskii HorsesEquus Przewalskii


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About Eriskay Pony HorsesEriskay Pony


Eriskay ponies originated from the Outer Hebrides (an island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland). They are considered a very pleasing type of horse and also quite strong. They can be used for harness work, riding, and are the ideal breed for little ones to learn how to ride. They can be found in Scotland, Ireland, United Kingdom, Wales, and the northern parts of France.

The locals, the Pict community of people, were very eager to raise and breed this animal. They have received their unique name from where they are from, ...

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About Erlanbach HorsesErlanbach


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About Erlunchun HorsesErlunchun


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About Esperia Pony HorsesEsperia Pony


This pony comes originally from Lazio, (the Monti Ausoni and Monti Aurunci area, bridging the provinces of Frosinone and Latina).

It was called the “Pony of Esperia” after the Baron Ambrogio Roselli di Esperia who undertook its selective breeding.

In the past it was used for carrying light loads and for its meat. It was only in 1962 that it was officially recognized as a distinct breed and after thirty years it was added to the official register at the “Associazione Provinciale Allevatori di Frosinone” (Associa ...

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About  Estonian Horses Estonian


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About  Estonian Draft Horses Estonian Draft


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About Exmoor Pony HorsesExmoor Pony


Exmoor ponies are an English breed that has many practical uses. They are described as hardy, tough, and rather pleasant. They can be used for riding, in competitions, and also in races. They are found in Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, and the United Kingdom (especially in the Exeter region). They are considered very sweet and agile.


Exmoor ponies are around twelve hands tall and are bred in brown shades. They have a smaller head considering their ...


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About Faca Galizana HorsesFaca Galizana


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About  Falabella Horses Falabella


Falabella horses originated in Argentina and was developed by an Irish settler named Patrick Newell. Mr. Newell came across a group of horses that were freely roaming the open land. He created a herd and over time went on to give the herd to his son-in-law, Juan Falabella. The breed gained their name from this family ownership and passed down from generation to generation in the Falabella family. They were designed to be horses that were small enough to be enjoyed with children, but independent enough to help on ranches and even be used ...

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About Faroe Pony  HorsesFaroe Pony


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About  Faroese  Horses Faroese


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About Fell Pony HorsesFell Pony


Fell horses are considered very hardy and strong. Fell horses come from England, primarily in the Lake District areas but they can be found in Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, and France. They are generally used for riding and harness work. Some of them have very distinct markings, such as a white star or black marking on their heads. They are simple to upkeep since they can reside in warm or cold climates. They also do not require many supplies to be maintained for most of the day.

They are closely related to Dales horses and we ...

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About Ferghana HorsesFerghana


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About Finnish Universal HorsesFinnish Universal


Finnish Universal horses, also known as Finnhorses, are consider the breed capable of fulfilling all of Finland's horse needs, including agricultural and forestry work, harness racing, and riding. They are found in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark.The Finn people are rather proud of finnish Universal horses as they have been given the reputation as being some of the fastest in history.  

During the Bronze Age there were definitely horses roaming around, but it has been rumored this was one of those styles. The loca ...

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About Finnish Warmblood HorsesFinnish Warmblood


The Finnish Warmblood breeding association was founded in 1926 with the intention of breeding a warmblooded riding horse that could be used for both sport and military service. The goal was an elegant, modern horse with good balance, athletic movement and solid character.  

After their calvary needs were finished, demand for them declined, as did their numbers. Today’s Finnish warmblood, like most European warmbloods is used primarily for sporting purposes.


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About  Fjord  Horses Fjord


Photo supplied by the Fjord Horse Promotional Group Australia - Victoria ©
Fjord horses are one of the oldest horse breeds in the world. They are believed to be related to Przewalski (primitive Asiatic Wild Horses), but their exact origin is unclear. The Vikings used Fjord horses as their war mounts. Spending many centuries in mountainous terrain resulted in Fjord horses developing into a strong, sure-footed horse, well adapted to the severe weather conditions needing very little care. They proved to be the perfect pack horse on mountain trails and well suit for light draught work on hilly farms.

Th ...

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About Flemish HorsesFlemish


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About  Fleuve Horses Fleuve


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About Flores Pony HorsesFlores Pony


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About  Florida Cracker Horses Florida Cracker


Florida Cracker horses (also known as as Chicksaw Pony, Seminole Pony, March Tackle, Grass Cut, Prairie Pony, and the ever popular Florida Cow Pony) originated in Florida, USA. They can found in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.They are known for being smaller (around 14 hands), attractive, very smart, and having a big personality.

Some experts believe they were brought over from Cuba, which would certainly account for their smaller size. They, like some other famous southern breeds, have an unusual gait that comes naturally to th ...

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About Foundation Quarter Horse HorsesFoundation Quarter Horse


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About  Fouta Horses Fouta


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About  Frederiksborg  Horses Frederiksborg


Frederiksborg horses, are from Denmark, and may be the oldest horse breed in history. During the Renaissance, they were popular with the elite or wealthy as a status symbol and as a sign of luxury. Originally, they were developed solely for carriage pulling. Once they displayed their ability to be used for many other purposes and proved their strength, they increased in popularity rather quickly. Beginning in the middle of the fifteen hundreds, the Royal Frederiksborg Stud was developed by King Frederik II. However, for a time the Arabia ...

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About  Freiberger Horses Freiberger


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About French Anglo Arab HorsesFrench Anglo Arab


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About French Ardennais HorsesFrench Ardennais


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About French Cob HorsesFrench Cob


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About French Saddle Pony HorsesFrench Saddle Pony


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About French Saddlebred  HorsesFrench Saddlebred


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About French Sport HorsesFrench Sport


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About  French Trotter Horses French Trotter


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About  Friesian Horses Friesian


Friesian horses, or Frizian horse, are a horse breed that originated in Friesland, which certainly makes sense. FYI: Friesland is in the Netherlands. They are used both in harness and under saddle and most recently they are being used in dressage.

They are black with some occasional white marking; however, the only white marking allowed on a studbook-registered horse is a small star. They are 15.2 to 16.0 hands tall on average and weight 1300 + pounds.


Friesian horses have the conformation of a light ...


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About  Friesian cross Horses Friesian cross


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About  Friesian Sporthorse  Horses Friesian Sporthorse


Friesian Sporthorses are a Friesian crossbred sport horse. Ideally Friesian Sporthorses are specifically bred to excel in FEI-recognized sport horse disciplines. Thus, "sporthorse" refers to the phenotype, breeding, and intended use of these horses.

Friesian Sporthorses can come in a variety of colors and sizes, with no limitations on acceptable colors or markings. Their body type can range from a sport horse build to a heavier more Baroque build. A higher-set and more arched neck is also common among Friesian Sporthorses. They ...

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About  Furioso-North Star Horses Furioso-North Star


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About Gala HorsesGala


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About  Galiceno  Horses Galiceno


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About  Galician Pony  Horses Galician Pony


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About Galloway Pony HorsesGalloway Pony


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About Galshar HorsesGalshar


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About Garrano do Minho HorsesGarrano do Minho


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About Gayoe Pony HorsesGayoe Pony


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About  Gelderland Horses Gelderland


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About Gelderlander HorsesGelderlander


Gelderlander horses are from The Netherlands. Originally they were bred for the solely for ram work, but over time they were bred with Thoroughbred horses, as well as other breeds such as Anglo Norman, Hackney, and Oldenburgs. Over time they have been used for farm work, for competitions, as carriage horses, military use, and even transporting heavy loads. Today they can be found in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and Amsterdam. 

They have a convex profile, are 16 hands tall, and are incredibly strong. They also have a hig ...

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About  Georgian Grande Horses Georgian Grande


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About German Coach HorsesGerman Coach


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About German Cold-Blooded HorsesGerman Cold-Blooded


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About German Riding Pony HorsesGerman Riding Pony


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About  German Warmblood Horses German Warmblood


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About Gharbaui HorsesGharbaui


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About Gharkawi HorsesGharkawi


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About Ghazi HorsesGhazi


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About  Giara Horses Giara


Also known as the “Cavallino della Giara” (The little horse of Giara), it is originally from the highland region of the same name, in Sardinia. Little is known about its origins. Probably it was brought into Sardinia by the Greeks in the 5th or 4th century B.C., at the time of the nuraghe. It is accustomed to grazing free in its difficult native terrain. To save the horse from extinction a breeding and re-populating center was set up in 1971, at Foresta Burgos in Sardinia. This was established by the “Istituto di Incremento Ippico di Orz ...

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About  Gidran Horses Gidran


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About Glasinacki HorsesGlasinacki


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About Goklan HorsesGoklan


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About Golden American Saddlebred HorsesGolden American Saddlebred


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About Golden Horse of Bohemia HorsesGolden Horse of Bohemia


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About Gotland Pony HorsesGotland Pony


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About Great Poland Horse HorsesGreat Poland Horse


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About Greek Pony HorsesGreek Pony


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About Greyson Highlands Ponies HorsesGreyson Highlands Ponies


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About  Groningen Horses Groningen


Groningen horses, also known as Groningse Paard, are from The Netherlands.

Groningen horses are very strong and purposeful. They are also willing and reliable. Commonly, they are used as a harness animal and for riding. They are mostly bred in black, browns, and bay colors, they are around 16 hands tall. They have a convex profile and have very muscular quarters. They are found in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Amsterdam, Groningen, and other lands around the North Sea.

In the beginning, they were created to be used for ...

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About Guangxi  HorsesGuangxi


Please see Baise Horses.

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About Guanzhong HorsesGuanzhong


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About Guba HorsesGuba


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About Guizhou Pony HorsesGuizhou Pony


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About Guoxia Pony HorsesGuoxia Pony


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About Gutsul  HorsesGutsul


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About  Gypsy Vanner Horses Gypsy Vanner


Gypsey Vanner horses (also known as Irish Cob, Colored Cob, Gypsy Cob, Tinker Horse, and Gypsy Horses) originated in the British Isles. They are a small, solidly-built horse of cob conformation and are often, but not always, piebald or skewbald. They are the only broken-colored horse breed of the British Isles, and are particularly associated with the Pavee and Roma travelling peoples of Britain and Ireland.

From about 1850 travelling people in the British Isles began to use a distinct type of horse to pull their vardos, t ...

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About  Hackney Horses Hackney


Hackney horses (also known as Roadsters) were developed in England and greatly improved as a result of a mandate by King Henry VIII. They are considered one of the finest United Kingdom breeds. English society wanted a horse that could carry their heads high, that could have an interesting gait, and could have their knees lifted with ease. Hackney horses fit that demand and were further bred to improve those features, often with the infusion of Arab blood lines. In the late eighteen hundreds, the Hackney horses began their very own studb ...

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About  Haflinger Horses Haflinger


Originating from Hafling (called Avelengo in Italian), which is near Merano (South Tyrol). Also called Haflinger, Hafling Horse or Pony Avelignese. It is a very old breed, even though it was officially founded in 1874, with its present characteristics, from the coupling of an indigenous horse with the stallion El Bedavi (perhaps of Berber origin).

In the past they were widely used for agricultural work, and although they are still used for tose purposes, it is much appreciated today for agro-tourism riding, and in ...

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About Hagerman HorsesHagerman


Hagerman horses (Equus simplicidens), also called the Hagerman zebras or the American zebras, were a North American species of equine from the Pliocene epoch and the Pleistocene epoch. It is one of the oldest horses of the genus Equus and was discovered in 1928 in Hagerman, Idaho - it is the state fossil of Idaho.


Hagerman horses first appeared about 3.5 million years ago. They were approximately 110–145 centimeters (43–57 inches) tall at the shoulder ...


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About Half-Saddlebred HorsesHalf-Saddlebred


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About Handachine HorsesHandachine


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About  Hanoverian Horses Hanoverian


Hanoverian Horses (German: Hannoveraner) are one of the most well-loved and wide-spread of the European warmbloods, and they have made a name for themselves in Grand Prix competitions and the Olympic Games.

Hanoverian horses were established in Celle, Germany in 1735 by George II, King of England (1727-1760). They were initially refined with Thoroughbred blood, giving their movement more freedom and lightness. The ideal result was a horse swift and strong enough for competitions while remaining tough enough for general work ...

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About Hantam HorsesHantam


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About Harddraver HorsesHarddraver


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About Harna HorsesHarna


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About  Heavy Draft Horses Heavy Draft


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About Hebridean Pony HorsesHebridean Pony


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About  Heck Horses Heck


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About  Heihe Horses Heihe


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About Heilongkiang HorsesHeilongkiang


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About Henson HorsesHenson


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About Hequ HorsesHequ


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About Hessen HorsesHessen


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About Highland pony HorsesHighland pony


Photo supplied by the Highland Pony Society of Australia - Victoria ©
Highland Ponies originated in the Highlands of Scotland and the islands off Scotland’s west coast. It is believed that they had lived there for thousands of years. Starting from about the 6th century the Dukes of Athol were influential breeders of the Highland Pony and introduced eastern blood to create a hardy, sure footed, and long lived pony suitable for the harsh environment. Their strength and sturdy built made the Highland Pony a popular choice as an army mount, in harness work hauling timber, as a mount for shepherds, and as a pac ...

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About Hinis HorsesHinis


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About  Hirzai Horses Hirzai


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About  Hispano-Arabe Horses Hispano-Arabe


Please see Aralusian horses.

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About  Hispano-Breton Horses Hispano-Breton


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About Hmong HorsesHmong


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About Hokkaido Pony HorsesHokkaido Pony


Please see Dosanko Horses.

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About  Holsteiner Horses Holsteiner


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Holsteiner horses originated in Germany several centuries ago and are probably the oldest German warmblood horse. Holsteiner horses have German, Neapolitan, Spanish, and oriental bloodlines and were very popular in the 17th century in Italy, France, and Denmark. During the 19th century Holsteiner horses were crossed with Yorkshire Coach Horses and Cleveland Bay stallions to produce a tough, active, handsome carriage horse with a willing nature and distinctive high knee action. The also become popular as an army mount.

In 1867 ...

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About Holsteiner Coldblood HorsesHolsteiner Coldblood


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About Horse of the Americas HorsesHorse of the Americas


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About Hrvatski Hladnokrvnjak HorsesHrvatski Hladnokrvnjak


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About Hrvatski Posavac HorsesHrvatski Posavac


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About Hucul HorsesHucul


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About Hungarian HorsesHungarian


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About Hungarian Draft  HorsesHungarian Draft


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About Hungarian Dun HorsesHungarian Dun


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About  Hungarian Warmblood Horses Hungarian Warmblood


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About Ibérian Warmblood HorsesIbérian Warmblood


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About  Icelandic Horses Icelandic


Icelandic horses are one of the oldest horse breeds in the world. They were brought to Iceland by the first settlers from Norway, in the late ninth to early tenth centuries.

Due to the harsh climate and the lack of vegetation over more than one half of the country, the Icelandic horse had an extremely difficult existence. Only the strongest and the fittest could survive.

As a result of a plague in Europe, Iceland quarantined itself for many years. In AD 930 a law was passed to ban the importation of horses and other ...

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About Ilia HorsesIlia


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About Indian Country Bred Horse HorsesIndian Country Bred Horse


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About  Indian Half-Bred Horses Indian Half-Bred


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About Indian Pony HorsesIndian Pony


Please see our description of Mustang horses

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About International Striped Horse HorsesInternational Striped Horse


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About  Iomud Horses Iomud


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About Irish Cob HorsesIrish Cob


Please see Gypsy Vanner Horses.

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About Irish Draught HorsesIrish Draught


Irish Draught horses are native to Ireland. They are a light draught breed that was historically developed for work on farms. Today they have adapted to the ever-changing pace of equestrianism to become a very versatile breed. As a foundation breed of the Irish Sport Horse, the Irish Draughts temperament makes them easy to work with in any discipline. Along with characteristics of strength, intelligence, courage, and light action they are an ideal equine to partner with from amateur to professional rider.

From the earliest time ...

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About Irish Sport HorsesIrish Sport


The Irish Sport Horse is considered Irelands, most successful competition horse.  The selective breeding of Draught bloodlines with Sport horse breeds and thoroughbred produces a truly exceptional equine athlete that excels and competes to the very highest levels in equestrianism.  Renowned worldwide for their wonderful temperaments and wiliness to work  the Irish Sport horse is a horse of distinction.

The Irish Sport Horse is considered Ireland’s most successful competition horse.  The selective breeding ...

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About Irish Warmblood HorsesIrish Warmblood


The Irish Warmblood breed was established in 2009 through the Minister of Agriculture’s approval of the Warmblood Studbook of Ireland (WSI), and in 2014 the studbook became a Full Member of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH). Irish Warmblood youngsters already are making a big impression. Many have been exported to Germany, South America, Great Britain, and Northern Ireland, and the studbook’s 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old approved stallions and mares have dominated the young horse showjumping championships.

The Ir ...

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About Italian Heavy Draft HorsesItalian Heavy Draft


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About Italian Saddle  HorsesItalian Saddle


Italian saddle horses are a recent creation and are excellent horses for show jumping, dressage, eventing, endurance. They were created by crossing many Italian breeds, with the Sardinian Anglo-Arab predominating. The aim has been to obtain a horse with a noble appearance and the robustness typical to the descendants of English thoroughbreds, and the reliability of the Italian breeds.

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About Italian TPR Agricultural HorsesItalian TPR Agricultural


Italian TPR Agricultural Horses are draught horses, characterized by a heavy frame and great development of the muscles and the skeleton, are differentiated into slow heavy draught horses, represented by the Belga breed, and fast heavy draught horses, represented by the Italian Agricultural Horse. Thanks to its high speed of growth and the notable development of its muscle mass, these alter are also particularly appropriate for the production of meat.

  The Italian TPR Agricultural Horse has its origin in the plane ...

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About Italian Trotter HorsesItalian Trotter


The Italian Trotter is a harness racing horse developed over the last century by crossing Thoroughbred stallions with French (Norman) trotters, Russian Trotters and American Standardbred mares. The goal of the selection was to blend the speed of the Standardbred with the stamina of the French Trotter. The result is a large, physically powerful horse standing up to 17 hands (68 inches, 173 cm) at the withers, with athletic ability and capable of defeating Standardbreds on the race track.

The most famous Italian trotting hor ...

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About Jabe HorsesJabe


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About Jaca Gallega HorsesJaca Gallega


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About Jaca Navarra HorsesJaca Navarra


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About Java Pony HorsesJava Pony


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About Jeju Pony HorsesJeju Pony


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About Jianchang Pony HorsesJianchang Pony


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About Jielin HorsesJielin


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About Jinhong HorsesJinhong


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About Jinzhou HorsesJinzhou


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About Jura HorsesJura


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About Jutland HorsesJutland


Jutland horses originate from Denmark. They have been rumored to have given the English Suffolk Punch horses their own history, but many feel it may be the other way around. The Suffolk breed is considered the latter of the two, but also a more refined version. One stallion in particular named Oppenheim LXII was one of the Suffolk Punch variations that went on to be imported to Denmark. Just six generations later down the line, the horse Aldrup Menkedal was given the label as being the founder of the breed. Virtually ...


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About Kabarda HorsesKabarda


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About Kagoshima HorsesKagoshima


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About Kaimanawa HorsesKaimanawa


Kaimanawa are wild horses from New Zealand. The first horses arrived in New Zealand in 1814, and mobs of feral horses were reported as early as the 1870s. The principal (and only remaining) herds became established in the North Island’s Central Plateau, where they became known in general as the “Kaimanawa Wild Horses”.

Because of increasing concern by the public for their supposed declining numbers, a Committee, under the umbrella of the Forest Service, was formed in 1978 to look after the horses’ interests, and a protected ...

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About Kaju Pony HorsesKaju Pony


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About Kaldblodstraver HorsesKaldblodstraver


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About Kalmyk HorsesKalmyk


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About Kandachi HorsesKandachi


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About Kandachime HorsesKandachime


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About Karabair HorsesKarabair


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About Karabakh HorsesKarabakh


Karabakh horses are a mountain breed from Azerbaijan. They have many of the same traits as some other breeds, such as the Arab and the Akhal-Teke. They are one of the very few breed that have a iridescent and shiny coat; like Akhal-Teke horses.    

At one point Azerbaijan was invaded and the horses used because the descendents of karabakh horses. Around the seventeen and eighteen hundreds, Karabakhs, numbering around four thousand. Soon, they became popular in Europe and Russia as well. In 2004, one of these hor ...

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About Karacabey HorsesKaracabey


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About Karachai HorsesKarachai


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About Karakacan HorsesKarakacan


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About Karossier HorsesKarossier


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About Kathiawari HorsesKathiawari


Kathiawari horses are from the Kathiawar Peninsula, India. They are similar to Marwari horses and are often confused with them.  

Their ancestors arrived in the India via shipments made by moguls that were well known masters in the Indian lands. They have a strong Arabian horse bloodline present in them, and they certainly do look like one of the Arabian styles. The notorious Gujarat families at the time were the only ones wealthy enough to own the Kathiawari horses. While they are brave creatures and athletic as well ...

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About Kazakh HorsesKazakh


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About Ke-Er-Qin HorsesKe-Er-Qin


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About Kentucky Mountain Saddle HorsesKentucky Mountain Saddle


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About Kerry Bog Pony HorsesKerry Bog Pony


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About Khani HorsesKhani


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About Kiger Mustang HorsesKiger Mustang


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About Kinsky HorsesKinsky


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About Kirdi Pony HorsesKirdi Pony


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About Kirgizskaya HorsesKirgizskaya


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About Kisber Felver HorsesKisber Felver


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About Kiso HorsesKiso


Kiso Horse (or Kiso Uma) are small horses and one of the eight indigenous horse breeds of Japan. They are the only native horse breed from Honshu, the principal island of Japan. Like most other Japanese native breeds, it is critically endangered.

Kiso Horses originates from the Kiso Valley and the Kiso Sanmyaku mountain range, in Nagano Prefecture, and the Higashimino region of Gifu Prefecture, in central Honshu. During the Meiji era (1868–1912) they were severely affected by the breeding program of the Imperial Japanese Army, ...

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About Kladruber HorsesKladruber


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About Kleines Deutsches Reitpferd HorsesKleines Deutsches Reitpferd


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About Klepper HorsesKlepper


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About Knabstrupper HorsesKnabstrupper


Knabstrupper Horses, also known as Knabstrup or Tiger Horses, are a Danish breed of horse with an unusual range of coat coloration, often with tiger-like stripes.

In 1812 Villars Lunn, owner of the manor house Knabstrupgaard, bought from a butcher named Flaebe. Probably the mare was of Spanish origin, but it looked very much like an English hunter type. The butcher had bought the mare from a Spanish officer, stationed in Denmark during the Napoleon wars.

The unusual color of the Flaebe mare was memorable. She was ...

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About Konik HorsesKonik


Konik horses, also known as Polish primitive horses, are an ancient horse breed; they most likely are related Tarpan horses and possibly Hucul and Arabian horses as well. They were very popular in Poland; they are valuable for farm work. They are strong for their size and shape (their name means ‘little horse’). They were found in Poland, Slovankia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Popielno, and other areas surrounding the Baltic Sea.

Currently, most reside on various reserves, such as the Whitehall Meadow. During the 1930’s, a pro ...

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About Kordofani  HorsesKordofani


Kordofani   - Horses Breeds

About Kuda-Gayo HorsesKuda-Gayo


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About Kumingan HorsesKumingan


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About Kundudo HorsesKundudo


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About Kushum HorsesKushum


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About  Kustanair Horses Kustanair


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About Kuznetsk HorsesKuznetsk


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About KWPN  HorsesKWPN


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About Kyrgyz HorsesKyrgyz


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About Labem HorsesLabem


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About Lakka HorsesLakka


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About Landais Pony HorsesLandais Pony


Landais horses come from the sandy beaches of Southwest France. They are related to small Barthais horses and Arabian horses. The result is a small (about 13 hands tall) Arab-style horse. Sometime in the beginning of the twentieth century, there were an estimated two thousand of them roaming wildly worldwide. Just after the Second World War, they were decreasing in popularity, but in the 1970’s a studbook was produced and improved in numbers since then. Today they are found in France and Spain.   
  
Land ...

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About Latgale Trotter HorsesLatgale Trotter


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About  Latvian Horses Latvian


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About Lehmkuhlener Pony HorsesLehmkuhlener Pony


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About Leutstetten HorsesLeutstetten


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About Lewitzer Pony  HorsesLewitzer Pony


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About Lichuan HorsesLichuan


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About Lijiang Pony HorsesLijiang Pony


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About Limousin HorsesLimousin


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About  Lipizzan Horses Lipizzan


Lipizaan Horses (also known as Lipica or Lipizzano horses) were developed in Lipizza (Lipica), a small locality near Trieste, which is today in Slovenia, but was Italian up to the Second World War and before that, Austrian. Its origins date from the mid-16th century, through an initiative of the Archduke Charles of Stiria, third child of the Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria. Factors contributing to the choice of the Lipizza area included the good quality of the horses which populated Carso and the Aquileiese area and the favorable clim ...

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About Lippit Morgan HorsesLippit Morgan


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About  Lithuanian Heavy Draught Horses Lithuanian Heavy Draught


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About Lithuanian Landrace HorsesLithuanian Landrace


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About Little Poland HorsesLittle Poland


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About Ljutomer Trotter HorsesLjutomer Trotter


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About Llanero HorsesLlanero


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About  Lokai Horses Lokai


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About Lombok HorsesLombok


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About  Losino Horses Losino


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About Lundy Pony HorsesLundy Pony


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About  Lusitano Horses Lusitano


Lusitano horses are from Portugal and are similar to Andalusian horses. They have Roman features that can be spotted from afar and also have many relatives of Spanish descent. All of the aforementioned are of Iberian lineage and contain Sorraia blood lines. Generally sought after for military purposes, they were also used for Portuguese bull riding adventures, as well as carriage riding. Some have the distinct dun color that is so popular for many in the Sorraia breed. Some can be used for Olympic purposes and hundreds have been placed i ...

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About  Lyngshest Horses Lyngshest


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About  M'Bayar Horses M'Bayar


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About Macassar HorsesMacassar


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About Magyar Hidegveru HorsesMagyar Hidegveru


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About Malakan HorsesMalakan


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About  Mallorquín Horses Mallorquín


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About  Malopolski Horses Malopolski


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About  Mangalarga Horses Mangalarga


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About  Mangalarga Marchador Horses Mangalarga Marchador


Mangalarga Marchador comes from Brazil. They possess Alter-Real blood lines that went on to be called Sublime Horses. They have a very unique gait that appears to look somewhat like a march when they walk and gallop. This gait is referred to as the marcha. In the eighteen hundreds the Sublime horses began to be purchased by those called the Hacienda Mangalarga group. It was at this point that they were no longer known as the Sublime horses and changed to the Mangalarga Marchador style of horses. They are notorious for their variances in ...

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About Mangalarga Paulista HorsesMangalarga Paulista


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About Marajoara  HorsesMarajoara


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About  Maremmano Horses Maremmano


The Maremmano horse originated in the Maremma region of Tuscany and Lazio at the time of the ancient Etruscans. From then until the nineteenth century it kept its original characteristics: squat, strong and skittish. Then, in about 1870, it began to be crossed with more lightly-built and docile horses. In the year 1902, the stallion Fauno was born at the Royal Stables at San Rossore, Versilia, in Tuscany. The result of a cross with an English thoroughbred, he was the first of the so-called “new generation”. The introduction of the En ...

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About  Marismeno Horses Marismeno


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About Marquesas Islands Horse HorsesMarquesas Islands Horse


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About  Marsh Tacky Horses Marsh Tacky


Please see Florida Cracker Horses.

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About  Marwari Horses Marwari


Marwari horses comes from the Northwestern areas of India. They are notably brave and can be extremely loyal to their masters. They have quite a reputation for being warriors, ones that refuse to leave a conflictive situation if asked to. In fact, these creatures have been known to only leave a battle area if they won the fight or had to carry away their injured solider. This all further explains their ways and the methods in which they operate solely on the adoration of their owners. Also widely popular in the area of Rajasthan, this br ...

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About Masuren  HorsesMasuren


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About  Mecklenburger Horses Mecklenburger


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About Megezh HorsesMegezh


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About Megrel HorsesMegrel


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About  Menorquín Horses Menorquín


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About  Mérens Horses Mérens


Please see Ariègeois Pony.

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About  Messara Horses Messara


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About Metis Trotter HorsesMetis Trotter


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About Mezen HorsesMezen


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About  Mezohegyesi sport-horse (sportlo) Horses Mezohegyesi sport-horse (sportlo)


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About Mimoseano HorsesMimoseano


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About Minho HorsesMinho


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About  Miniature Horses Miniature


Miniature horses are, as expected, small…really small; usually less than 34–38 inches (86–97 cm) as measured at the last hairs of the mane, which are found at the withers. While miniature horses are the size of a very small pony, many retain horse characteristics and are considered "horses" by their respective registries. They have various colors and coat patterns.

Miniature horses are friendly and interact well with people. For this reason they are often kept as family pets, though they still retain natural horse beha ...


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About Minusin HorsesMinusin


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About  Misaki Horses Misaki


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Misaki Horses (Misaki uma in Japanese) are as tall of a pony, yet they have many horse characteristics and proportions. The first reference to Misaki Horses is in 1697, when the Akizuki family of the Takanabe Clan rounded up feral horses and developed a pool of breeding stock. However, following the end of World War II, Misaki horses were designated as a National Natural Treasure and nowadays they have returned to feral life, mainly in a designated National Monument on Cape Toi at the south end of the Miyazaki Prefecture, attracting many ...

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About  Missouri Fox Trotter Horses Missouri Fox Trotter


Missouri Fox-Trotter comes from Missouri, US (which you could have guessed by the name). They have received their unique name from the dance they did when they were developed in the Missouri Ozarks. They have a floid four beat gait. This makes for a very graceful ride. They are well known for being easy to manipulate through mountainous terrains. Many years ago, it was thought that the pioneers utilized these horses to get from the Mississippi River to Tennessee, then also to Virginia. They were first called an Ozark Hill Horse and were ...

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About Miyako HorsesMiyako


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Miyako Horses (Miyako Uma in Japanese) originated from Miyako Island in Okinawa, a prefecture known as a horse breeding area for centuries. In 1055, population of the breed peaked at around 10,000. Unfortunately, the increase of motorization caused this number to decline, and by 1983, there were only seven head alive. The population grew to 25 horses by 1993, but had dropped back to 19 by 2001, despite the great efforts to preserve this breed of great antiquity.

Miyako Horses re ...


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About Miyazaki HorsesMiyazaki


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About Mogod Pony HorsesMogod Pony


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About  Monchina Horses Monchina


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About  Mongolian Horses Mongolian


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About Montana Travler HorsesMontana Travler


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About  Monterufolino Horses Monterufolino


It originated in the province of Pisa (Tuscany), particularly in the area of Monterufoli. According to some writers it derived from a now extinct type known as the “Selvina Breed” which lived in the wild. The area from where the Montrufoli comes is now largely covered by the “Monterufoli-Caselli” Nature Reserve, a hilly region lying at between100 and 560 meters above sea level.

The story of the Monterufoli began in 1913 when the estate was purchased by the Counts of Gherardesca. The real process of selection and improvemen ...

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About  Morab Horses Morab


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About  Morgan Horses Morgan


Morgan horses were one of the first horse breeds developed in the United States. All Morgans can trace their lineage back to a horse Justin Morgan, who was named after his owner.

Morgan horses are known for their strength, elegance, and history. The Morgan horse leant its muscle to clearing and tilling New England farms during the earliest years of American history. Today it is a popular driving and riding horse, surefooted over rough trail as it is refined and dignified in the show ring.

  Morgans served m ...

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About Morna HorsesMorna


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About Moroccan Barb HorsesMoroccan Barb


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About Morochuco HorsesMorochuco


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About Mountain Pleasure HorsesMountain Pleasure


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About Mousseye Pony  HorsesMousseye Pony


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About  Moyle Horses Moyle


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About Mulassier HorsesMulassier


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About  Murakoz  Horses Murakoz


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About  Murgese Horses Murgese


This breed originates from, and is spread throughout Puglia: in particular, the Murge region. It can trace its origins to the time of Spanish domination, when Arab, Berber and Andalusian stallions were brought in. But the real development of the Murgese horse was thanks to the Counts of Conversano. They were a family of farsighted nobles who were very adept in choosing horses for importation and careful in selecting those which fitted the needs of the time and the character of the area. The breed was first officially registered in 1926 a ...

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About Musey Pony HorsesMusey Pony


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About  Mustang Horses Mustang


Mustang horses are descendants of Spanish, or Iberian, horses that were brought to the Americas by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. The name was derived from the Spanish word mustengo, which means "ownerless beast" or "stray horse." These horses bred with other breeds of horses, including quarter horses and draft horses, to create the breed we know today.

Mustang herds vary greatly on how much they can be traced to the original Iberian horses. Some contain a greater genetic mixture of ranch stock, while others are ...


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About Mytilene Horse HorsesMytilene Horse


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About Namaqua Pony HorsesNamaqua Pony


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About Nambu HorsesNambu


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About  Namib Desert Horses Namib Desert


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About Nanfan HorsesNanfan


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About  Nangchen Horses Nangchen


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About Napoletano HorsesNapoletano


Napoletano, or Neapolitan, Horses originated on the plains between Naples and Caserta, in the Campania region of Italy, but may have been bred throughout the Kingdom of Naples. Neapolitan horses were frequently mentioned in literature from the 16th to the 19th century and noted for their quality. Corte wrote in 1562: ‘in Italy the horses of the Kingdom of Naples are greatly esteemed; [there] many fine coursers are born ... suitable for use in war and in the manège and for every service that the rider may require.’ The decline of the bree ...

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About Narragansett Pacer HorsesNarragansett Pacer


Narragansett Pacers were the first horse breed developed in the United States, but is now extinct. This breed was developed in the United States during the 18th century and associated closely with the state of Rhode Island, and it had become extinct during the late 19th century. The Pacer was developed from a mix of English and Spanish breeds, although the exact breeds are unknown, and they were known to and owned by many famous personages of the day, including George Washington. Sales to the Caribbean and cross-breeding diminished the b ...

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About Narym HorsesNarym


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About  National Show Horses National Show


National Show Horses originated as a part-Arabian cross between an American Saddlebred and an Arabian horse. They are now established as a separate breed, since the founding of a breed registry in 1981.

National Show Horses combine the refinement of Arabian Horses with the animation of Saddlebred horse. The resulting horse has the high-set, upright, long, swan-like neck of the Saddlebred. The neck should not have a pronounced crest. The head is usually refined and small, with small ears and either a straight or concave profile. ...

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About Navarra HorsesNavarra


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About Nederlands Appaloosa Pony HorsesNederlands Appaloosa Pony


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About Nederlands Mini Paarden  HorsesNederlands Mini Paarden


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About Nederlands Trekpaard HorsesNederlands Trekpaard


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About Nefza HorsesNefza


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About New Forest Pony HorsesNew Forest Pony


Photo supplied by the New Forest Pony Breeding & Cattle Society (UK) Photo courtesy Anthony Reynolds ©
New Forest Ponies were named after a region in southern England, New Forest. Their exact origin is unknown but ponies have lived in the area for many centuries. During the 18th century the Thoroughbred stallion Marske, father of the famous race horse Eclipse, served New Forest mares. In the mid-19th century one of Queen Victoria's Arabian stallions was allowed to run with the New Forest herd. Hackney blood was also introduced. The cross breeding added to the pony's size but was harmful to the true pony element.

In order to cor ...

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About New Kirgiz  HorsesNew Kirgiz


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About Newfoundland Pony HorsesNewfoundland Pony


Source: The Newfoundland Pony Society (<a href=http://www.newfoundlandpony.com class=body> newfoundlandpony.com</a>)

Newfoundland Pony are an “all purpose” pony known for its strength, courage, intelligence, obedience, and willingness. Newfoundland Ponies are hard workers and easy keepers.

 

Newfoundland Ponies’s ancestors first arrived with the Newfoundland’s early settlers from the British Isles. Their ancestors were primarily, Exmoor, Dartmoor, and New Forest ponies and to a lesser extent, Welsh Mountain, Galloway, Highland, and Connemara ponie ...


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About  Nez Perce Horses Nez Perce


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About Nigerian HorsesNigerian


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About  Nivernais Horses Nivernais


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About Nogai HorsesNogai


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About  Nokota Horses Nokota


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About  Noma Horses Noma


Photo by motofumi
Noma Horses (Noma Uma in Japanese) come from the Noma region of Imabari in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. They originated in the 17th century from Mongolian stock, they are the smallest of the native Japanese horse breeds. They are valued for their gentle personality and strength. In the past they were used for riding, light draft work, and as packhorses on the steep mountainsides in the rough Noma region. Today, they are mostly used as riding horses for children and as study subjects in local schools.

It is believed that in the early 17 ...

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About  Nonius Horses Nonius


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About Nooitgedacht Pony HorsesNooitgedacht Pony


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About  Nordlandshest/ Lyngshest Horses Nordlandshest/ Lyngshest


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About Norfolk Trotter HorsesNorfolk Trotter


Norfolk Trotters, also known as Norfolk Roasdsters, are an extinct horse breed once native to East Anglia and Norfolk, England. They were claimed to be ‘a large-sized trotting harness horse originating in and around Norfolk’.

In 1542, King Henry the eighth required the rich citizens to keep a specific number of trotting-horse stallions. Norfolk Trotters were well praised in Norfolk, and later became known as the Norfolk Trotter.

Norfolk Trotters became the standard travel horse in England. In the city of Yorkshire, ...

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About  Noriker  Horses Noriker


The Norico is a heavy draft-horse, coming originally from the Alpine valleys between Austria and Italy.

The original horse was re-established by the Romans who undertook a breeding programme in their old province of Noricum. During the Renaissance the breed was improved with the introduction of strains from Neopolitan and Andalusian horses. Nowadays the Norico is to be found in some Alpine regions of Italy (Trentino and Alto Adige), as well as those of Austria and Germany.

It is a mountain breed and characteristical ...

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About  Norman Cob Horses Norman Cob


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About Norman Trotter HorsesNorman Trotter


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About  Norsk Kaldblodstraver (Norwegian coldblood trotter) Horses Norsk Kaldblodstraver (Norwegian coldblood trotter)


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About North African Barb HorsesNorth African Barb


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About  North Swedish Horses North Swedish


North Swedish horses originated in Africa…just kidding they are from Sweden. They were developed from Scandinavian horse breeds. They have been used as pack horses, military mounts, and forestry work. They can be found in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia. They are smaller (about 15 hands tall) than some of the more powerful breeds, but do not let their size fool you; they are very strong, excellent workers. They are also very sweet, willing, tender, and easy to care for.

They have a relatively small head, a crested ne ...

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About Northeastern HorsesNortheastern


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About Northern Ardennais  HorsesNorthern Ardennais


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About  Norwegian Fjord Horses Norwegian Fjord


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About Norwegian Riding Pony  HorsesNorwegian Riding Pony


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About Norwegian Trotter  HorsesNorwegian Trotter


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About  Novokirghiz Horses Novokirghiz


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About Ob Pony HorsesOb Pony


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About  Oberlander Horses Oberlander


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About Ocracoke HorsesOcracoke


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About Old Austrian Warmblood HorsesOld Austrian Warmblood


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About Old English Black Horse  HorsesOld English Black Horse


Old English Black, or Old Kladruby, are an extinct horses developed in Britain. 

During the Norman Conquest of 1066, the british took some of the Great Horses from the mainland Europe across the English Channel and crossbred them with native mares. 

Eventually, a distinct breed developed that was known as the Old English Black Horse.
Despite the name, they were not a color breed. For a long period of time, bays and browns were more common in this breed than blacks, but, there were also roans, gray ...

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About  Oldenburg Horses Oldenburg


Oldenburg horses were developed in a small area near surrounding the province of Oldenburg, Germany in the 16th century. They horses are multi-talented horses commonly used in dressage, endurance riding, general riding, hunting, and jumping activities.


Oldenburg horses were originally developed as a strong carriage horse. They were developed from Spanish, Neapolitan, Barb, Thoroughbred, and Hanoverian horses. The early Oldenburg horses were well-known for consistency in conformation, great power, and their ...


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About  Orlov trotter Horses Orlov trotter


Orlov Trotters are Russian horses known for greet speed and endurance. They were developed in the 1800’s with the help of Count Alexei Orlov, who operated the Khrenovskoy Stud Farm situated somewhere near Bobrov, a small town in Russia. Count Orlov cross breed local mares with English, Danish, and Arabian stallions to development of the Russian Trotter.

Through the 1800’s Russian nobles frequently rode Orlov Trotter and enjoyed their durability; however, by the the twentieth century they became unpopular soon were threate ...

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About Orlov-Rostopchin HorsesOrlov-Rostopchin


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About Oromo HorsesOromo


Oromo  - Horses Breeds

About  Ostfriesen Horses Ostfriesen


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About Ostlandhester HorsesOstlandhester


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About Outer Banks Ponies HorsesOuter Banks Ponies


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About Padang Pony HorsesPadang Pony


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About  Paint Horses Paint


American Paint Horses are highly valued for their color and markings, but also a favorite for their unique refinement and intelligence. They have long been used in performance competitions as a show horse.

American Paint Horses comes in various colors, including bay, chestnut, black, palomino, gray, buckskin, and blue roan. Plus they have distinctive white markings. The marks vary in size but the patterns are standard. The two predominant coat patterns of Paint Horses, the overo and tobiano, are distinguished by the positi ...

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About Palomino HorsesPalomino


The term Palomino does not refer to a specific breed of horses but to a type of color. The Palomino coloring is evident in a number of breeds. There are various theories where the name Palomino comes from, one suggests that it comes from Juan de Palomino who received a golden colored horse from Cortes.

The origin of the Palomino is not clear as golden colored horses are found all over the world. Works of art dating back many centuries depict such horses in Asia, Japan and several European countries. The Spanish Queen Isabella enco ...

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About  Pampa Horses Pampa


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About Panela HorsesPanela


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About Panje HorsesPanje


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About Pantaneiro HorsesPantaneiro


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About  Paso Fino Horses Paso Fino


Paso Fino means 'fine step'. Paso Fino horses are a naturally gaited light horse breed dating back to horses imported to the Caribbean from Spain. Paso Fino horses are prized for their smooth, natural, four-beat, lateral ambling gait; they are used in many disciplines, but are especially popular for trail riding.

In the United States two main groups of horses are popularly called "Paso Fin" One, also known as the Pure Puerto Rican Paso Fino (PPR), originated in Puerto Rico. The other, often called the Colombian Paso Fino ...

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About Patibarcina  HorsesPatibarcina


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About Pechora HorsesPechora


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About  Pentro Horses Pentro


Pentro Horses were developed in Molise, Italy. Originally they were a beast of burden, for herding other animals. Today they are used chiefly for riding and as a working animal. They have a nervous temperament but at the same time docile.

Source: Agraria.org

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About  Percheron Horses Percheron


Percheron heavy horses, originally known as Norman Percheron, are one of the best-known European horse breeds. They originated in the district of Perche, to the north and west of Normandy in France.

They never achieved the popularity in England of the Clydesdale and Shire heavies, and although quite a number were imported into Britain – especially in the late 1800s – they were believed not to have the strength and stamina of the British breeds.

However, the Percheron found favor in the United States as a heavy draugh ...

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About Periangan Pony HorsesPeriangan Pony


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About Perkehner HorsesPerkehner


Perkehner  - Horses Breeds

About  Persano Horses Persano


The true Salernitano horse originated from the plain lying between the Sele and the Calore (Salerno - Campania). But, as well as this breed, another type was also raised, which came to be known as the “razza governativa di Persano” (the ruling breed of Persano).

 Established in 1762 by the Bourbon king, Charles III, it was the result of crossing mares of largely eastern origin with Andalusian Arab stallions In 1874 the government sought to suppress the breed and all examples of it were sold at public auction. But in 1900 it wa ...

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About  Peruvian Paso Horses Peruvian Paso


Please see our description of Paso Fino Horses.

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About Petiso Pony  HorsesPetiso Pony


Petiso Pony   - Horses Breeds

About Pindos Pony HorsesPindos Pony


Pindos ponies, also known as Thessalian Ponies, come from Greece, mostly around Thessaly. In the third century the Greek poet Oppian wrote that these ponies were “most noted for beauty, courage, and endurance”.  


Pindos hPonies are rather agile animals. They are also considered frugal and surefooted. Having a surefooted horse equates a very easy journey for those seeking a means to travel inexpensively with a dependable creature. They have been utilized for agriculture, pack, harness duties, and of course, ri ...


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About Pinkafo HorsesPinkafo


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About  Pintabian Horses Pintabian


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About Pinzgauer  HorsesPinzgauer


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About  Pleven Horses Pleven


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About  Poitevin (Mulassier) Horses Poitevin (Mulassier)


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About Polesian HorsesPolesian


Polesian  - Horses Breeds

About Polish Coldblood HorsesPolish Coldblood


Polish Coldblood  - Horses Breeds

About Polish Halfbred HorsesPolish Halfbred


Polish Halfbred  - Horses Breeds

About Polish Pony HorsesPolish Pony


Polish Pony  - Horses Breeds

About Poney Gallego  HorsesPoney Gallego


Poney Gallego   - Horses Breeds

About Poney Mousseye HorsesPoney Mousseye


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About Poneys Landais HorsesPoneys Landais


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About Pony of the Americas HorsesPony of the Americas


The Pony of the Americas originated in Iowa, US. They are all related to one horse named the Black Hand. They were development by breeding an Appaloosa Arab horse with a Shetland. Black Hand was the horse of an attorney named was Les Boomhower. Les gave the horse the name for the markings situated on their quarters. Today they can be found in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, and other Midwestern states.

Ponies of the Americas are very smart horses with a calm and giving temperament. They a ...

Pony of the Americas  - Horses Breeds

About Posavina HorsesPosavina


Posavina  - Horses Breeds

About  Pottok Horses Pottok


Pottok horses originate from the Basque region of France. They have been in demand for quite some time and are considered one of the three main native horse breeds. Their history comes from the Magdalenian types of horses, which were dated all the way back to seven thousand B.C. They were once considered a very wild horse but have since become domesticated.

Just as their popularity began to grow, they were hurt by the high demand for horses that were larger for agricultural purposes. Experts believe that at some point th ...

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About Poznan HorsesPoznan


Poznan  - Horses Breeds

About Prairie HorsesPrairie


Prairie  - Horses Breeds

About Prairie Pony HorsesPrairie Pony


Please see Florida Cracker Horses.

Prairie Pony  - Horses Breeds

About Priob HorsesPriob


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About  Pryor Mountain Mustang Horses Pryor Mountain Mustang


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About  Przewalski's  Horses Przewalski's


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About  Purosangue Orientale Horses Purosangue Orientale


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About  Qatgani Horses Qatgani


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About Quagga HorsesQuagga


Quaggas are an extinct subspecies of plains zebra that lived in South Africa until the 19th century.

It was long thought to be a completely distinct species, but genetic studies have shown it to be the southernmost subspecies of plains zebra. They are considered particularly close to Burchell's zebra.

  The name, Quagga, was named for a sound that they make, it sounded like "kwa-ha-ha". They are believed to have been around 257 cm (8 ft 5 in) long and 125–135 cm (4 ft 1 in–4 ft 5 in) tall at the shoulder. Th ...

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About  Quarab Horses Quarab


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About  Quarter Horses Quarter


American Quarter Horses are most likely North America’s most popular breed. With QH fans worldwide the AQHA is the largest breed registry. The AQHA states there are over five million registered American Quarter Horses worldwide.

American Quarter Horses are stout, quick, and compact. Some have been clocked at speeds of 55mph. They are used in a number of equestrian disciplines, primarily associated with Western rodeo. They have a natural “cow sense”, giving them the ability to work well with cattle. Their unique characteristic ...

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About Quarter Pony HorsesQuarter Pony


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About  Racking  Horses Racking


Racking Horses come from the Southern United States, mainly Alabama. They are known for a distinctive sugarfoot gait.It is believed that they are related to Tennessee Walking horses. An Alabama business person created this horse and worked diligently to maintain them for years to come.

Their ancestors were first bred on southern plantations prior to the American Civil War. They could be ridden comfortably for hours because of their smooth, natural gait. They were also bred for a good disposition, intelligence, and versatility. ...

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About Rahvan HorsesRahvan


Rahvan  - Horses Breeds

About Rangerbred  HorsesRangerbred


Rangerbred   - Horses Breeds

About  Retuerta  Horses Retuerta


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About  Rhenish-German Cold-Blood ( Rhineland) Horses Rhenish-German Cold-Blood ( Rhineland)


Rhenish German Coldblood (also known as Rheinisch Deutsches Kaltblut, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Kaltblut, Rhineland Heavy Draft, and Rhenish-German Coldblood) are a heavy draught horse from the Rhineland area of western Germany. They were bred in the second part of the nineteenth century, principally at the Prussian state stud at Schloss Wickrath in Wickrathberg, now part of Mönchengladbach in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Rhenish German Coldblood are usually roan in color although sometimes chestnut can be seen. They have either black poi ...

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About  Rhinelander Horses Rhinelander


Please see Rhenish-German Cold-Blood Horses.

 Rhinelander  - Horses Breeds

About  Riwoche Horses Riwoche


 Riwoche  - Horses Breeds

About Roadster HorsesRoadster


Please see Hackney Horses.

Roadster  - Horses Breeds

About  Rocky Mountain Horses Rocky Mountain


Rocky Mountain Horses were developed in the 1800’s in the Kentucky, US. Rocky Mountain horses have a brown shaded coat with lots of shine to their frames, making them simple to recognize. They are  a very stable-yet-surefooted horse with a unique four feet gait and a long bushy tail. Many farmers found great joy in owning one or two Rocky Mountain Horses so that they could easily utilize their strength for pulling plows and helping on the farm. One gentleman in particular, Sam Tuttle, is noted for his Old Tobe, which was a stallion t ...

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About Romanian Saddle  HorsesRomanian Saddle


Romanian Saddle   - Horses Breeds

About  Romanian Sporthorse Horses Romanian Sporthorse


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About Romanian Trotter HorsesRomanian Trotter


Romanian Trotter  - Horses Breeds

About  Rottaler Horses Rottaler


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About Russ HorsesRuss


Russ  - Horses Breeds

About  Russian Don Horses Russian Don


 Russian Don  - Horses Breeds

About  Russian Heavy Draft Horses Russian Heavy Draft


Russian Heavy Draft horses originated in Russia and the Ukraine. They are considered to be a younger style of horses, one that began in the middle of the eighteen hundreds. The state studs were noted as Khrenov and Derkul and were mated with local mares, as well as the Ardennes breeds. The Russian Heavy Draft was once even used in the Paris Exhibition in 1900. In very little time at all, the breed was introduced to newer blood lines, such as the Brabant, Percheron, and the famous Orlov Trotter. The breed went on to be virtually extinct o ...

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About Russian Riding HorsesRussian Riding


Russian Riding  - Horses Breeds

About Russian Trotter HorsesRussian Trotter


Russian Trotters originated from the cross-breeding of native Russian Orlov Trotter horses with imported American Standardbred stock around 1890. The breeding goal was to develop a Russian racing horse that could compete with American Standardbred horses. While Russian Trotters were very successful, they were eventually bred to their original styles of Orlov Trotters and Standardbred variations around the middle of the nineteenth century.

By 1950 the Russian Trotter breed was considered established, although some cross ...

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About Sable Island Pony HorsesSable Island Pony


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About Sachsen Warmblood  HorsesSachsen Warmblood


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About Saddlebred HorsesSaddlebred


Please see our description of American Saddlebred horses.

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About Sadecki HorsesSadecki


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About  Salerno Horses Salerno


The Salerno, or Salernitano, horse is a saddle-horse, originally from the plains of Battipaglia, Eboli and Paestum, in the province of Salerno (Campania). It is a very ancient breed, which was improved during the period of Spanish domination by crossing it with Andalusian and Oriental horses. It has also been used to improve Russian breeding stock. The Salernitano horse was once used by the army. In the second half of the nineteenth century it was crossed with pure-bred English horses, which changed its original appearance. It was chosen ...

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About  Samolaco Horses Samolaco


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About  San Fratello Horses San Fratello


The Sanfratellano dei Nebrodi, or San Fratello, horse is an Italian breed originating in Messina (Sicily).

The account of its origins is of great historical and sociological interest. It was not a “padronal breed”, raised by a noble or baronial family enjoying ascendancy during a certain historical period, but rather a population of horses connected to the people and history of a particular part of Sicily. Today, as 1000 years ago, the Sanfratellano di Nebrodi horse lives free and well-protected in its “cradle of origin”, a Nat ...

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About Sandalwood Pony  HorsesSandalwood Pony


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About Sandan HorsesSandan


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About Sanhe HorsesSanhe


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About  Sarcidano Horses Sarcidano


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About  Sardinian Anglo-Arab Horses Sardinian Anglo-Arab


Please see our description of Anglo-Arabo-Sardohorses.

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About Saxon-Turinga Coldblood  HorsesSaxon-Turinga Coldblood


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About Saxony Warmblood  HorsesSaxony Warmblood


Saxony Warmblood   - Horses Breeds

About  Schleswig Horses Schleswig


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About Schwarzwälder Fuchs HorsesSchwarzwälder Fuchs


See Black Forest Horse

Schwarzwälder Fuchs  - Horses Breeds

About Scottish Galloway  HorsesScottish Galloway


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About  Sella Italiano Horses Sella Italiano


 Sella Italiano  - Horses Breeds

About Selle Français HorsesSelle Français


Selle Francais horses comes from France, where they are popular as a racing horse and have an incredible ability for high jumping. One in particular, the Selle Francais Baloubet De Rouet, was the winner of three World Show Jumping Championships. Over time they have been cross-bred Norfolk Trotters and English Thoroughbreds. Anglo Norman horses and French Trotters were the result of all some of the breeding. Over time various styles of the Selle Francais horse have been developed for drafting and also for riding. A specific horse named Or ...

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About Seminole Pony HorsesSeminole Pony


Please see Florida Cracker Horses.

Seminole Pony  - Horses Breeds

About Senne HorsesSenne


Senne  - Horses Breeds

About Sertanejo HorsesSertanejo


Sertanejo  - Horses Breeds

About Shackleford Banks HorsesShackleford Banks


Shackleford Banks  - Horses Breeds

About  Shagya Arabian Horses Shagya Arabian


Shagya Arabian horses were developed in the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the 19th century at the Bábolna, Mezohegyes, Radautz, Piber, and Topolcianky stud ranches. Today can be found in Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Poland, and Czech Republic.

Shagya Arab horses originated in Hungary and were developed to create a much taller and sleeker version of the traditional Arab styles. One of the major founding sires was Shagya (hence the breed’s name), a gray Arabian (or perhaps part-Arabian) stallion with some ancestors ...

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About Shan Pony HorsesShan Pony


Shan Pony  - Horses Breeds

About Sheehan HorsesSheehan


Sheehan  - Horses Breeds

About Shetland Ponies HorsesShetland Ponies


Shetland Ponies are the smallest of the British breeds, and unlike other pony breeds, do not increase in height when bred on more favorable land and in a milder climate.

The early 1800s saw a demand for this breed from outside the Shetland Islands (Scotland) where it developed initially this was mainly for circus animals and children’s ponies. However, with the abolition of child labor in the coal mines demand grew even further and large numbers of ponies were sent to England for the mines. Buyers from the US had also become in ...

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About  Shire Horses Shire


Shire Horses are the largest – and among the oldest – of the British horse breeds. Among its ancestors were the chariot horses of the Britons – described and admired greatly by Julius Caesar two thousand years ago.

For centuries its primary role was as a War Horse (its original name). It has also been known as the Great Horse and the Strong Horse.

Strengthened by crossing with horses imported from Europe (e.g. Friesian Horses), the breed was steadily increased in size and strength as the chain mail and then plate armo ...

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About  Siciliano indigeno Horses Siciliano indigeno


This is an Italian breed, originally from eastern Sicily.

We should really refer to it as a breed of horse with a definite oriental stamp, rather than as a pure and distinct breed.

In fact, we can individuate two distinct ethnic groups: that originating from the eastern parts of the island (Catania, Siracuse and Ragusa) has more distinctly dolichomorphic characteristics, while the group from the interior is more mesomorphic in form. The latter also has more of a tendency towards deformed or irregular characteristics ...

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About  Silesian Horses Silesian


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About Single-Footing HorsesSingle-Footing


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About Sini HorsesSini


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About Skogsruss HorsesSkogsruss


Skogsruss  - Horses Breeds

About Skyros Pony HorsesSkyros Pony


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About Slovak HorsesSlovak


Slovak  - Horses Breeds

About Slovak Sport Pony HorsesSlovak Sport Pony


Slovak Sport Ponies are raised in the areas of Vel'ké Pole and Nitra, Slovakia,and were developed from Thoroughbred, Arabian and Slovak Warmblood breeds crossed with Welsh and German riding ponies.

A genealogical record was established in 1984. They are mainly gray and sometimes black. Adult males and females weigh on average 354 kg and 248 kg with a height at the cross of 143 cm and 140 cm respectively. They are on average 13.3 – 14.2 hands height.


Slovak Sport Pony  - Horses Breeds

About  Sokolsky  Horses Sokolsky


 Sokolsky   - Horses Breeds

About Somali Pony HorsesSomali Pony


Somali Pony  - Horses Breeds

About Somme Bay HorsesSomme Bay


Somme Bay  - Horses Breeds

About  Sorraia Horses Sorraia


Sorraia horses come from Portugal and Spain. They received their name from where they where originally bred: the Raia and the Sor rivers that flow between Spain and Portugal. They were initially utilized for herding bulls all over Iberia. They look similar to Przewalski’s horse or Tarpan horses, and are often mistaken for them. They are found all along the Iberian Peninsula. Many experts have taken into account that these Sorraia horses could be responsible for many other horse breeds, even some bred in North Africa. They are currently u ...

 Sorraia  - Horses Breeds

About South African Miniature HorsesSouth African Miniature


South African Miniature  - Horses Breeds

About South African Vlaamperd HorsesSouth African Vlaamperd


South African Vlaamperd  - Horses Breeds

About South African Warmblood HorsesSouth African Warmblood


South African Warmblood  - Horses Breeds

About South German Coldblood  HorsesSouth German Coldblood


South German Coldblood   - Horses Breeds

About  Soviet Heavy Draft Horses Soviet Heavy Draft


 Soviet Heavy Draft  - Horses Breeds

About  Spanish Barb  Horses Spanish Barb


 Spanish Barb   - Horses Breeds

About Spanish Colonial HorsesSpanish Colonial


Spanish Colonial  - Horses Breeds

About Spanish Jennet, modern HorsesSpanish Jennet, modern


Spanish Jennet, modern  - Horses Breeds

About  Spanish Mustang Horses Spanish Mustang


Please see our description of Mustang horses

 Spanish Mustang  - Horses Breeds

About  Spanish Tarpan Horses Spanish Tarpan


 Spanish Tarpan  - Horses Breeds

About  Spanish-Norman Horses Spanish-Norman


 Spanish-Norman  - Horses Breeds

About Spiti Pony HorsesSpiti Pony


Spiti Pony  - Horses Breeds

About  Spotted Saddle  Horses Spotted Saddle


 Spotted Saddle   - Horses Breeds

About  Standardbred  Horses Standardbred


Standardbred horses are an American horse breed best known harness racing, where members of the breed compete at either a trot or pace. They are robust, rugged, loyal, sensible, level-headed, willing, and capable of doing any job asked. Standardbred horses have a reputation for being 'bombproof' and many adoptions off the racetrack find homes as stellar trail horses for families. Standardbred horses have also been used as police horses for their dependability and stoicism. Standardbreds adapt easily to any riding disc ...


 Standardbred   - Horses Breeds

About Strelets HorsesStrelets


Strelets  - Horses Breeds

About Sudan Country-Bred HorsesSudan Country-Bred


Sudan Country-Bred  - Horses Breeds

About Süddeutsches Kaltblut  HorsesSüddeutsches Kaltblut


Süddeutsches Kaltblut   - Horses Breeds

About  Suffolk Punch Horses Suffolk Punch


Suffolk Punch horses have a long and well-established history as a draught animal of English origin. Arthur Young, one of the earliest writers on British livestock, and who himself came from Suffolk, was the first to refer, in 1771, to the area’s 'noble breed of horfes', as a distinct breed. He noted that even in his childhood (he was born in 1741) the Suffolk was referred to as ‘The Old Breed.’ It is almost certainly the oldest existing pure breed of draught horse to have originated in England.

William Youatt in 1837, and Davi ...

 Suffolk Punch  - Horses Breeds

About  Sugarbush Draft Horses Sugarbush Draft


 Sugarbush Draft  - Horses Breeds

About Sulawesi HorsesSulawesi


Sulawesi  - Horses Breeds

About Sumba Pony HorsesSumba Pony


Sumba Pony  - Horses Breeds

About Sumbawa Pony HorsesSumbawa Pony


Sumbawa Pony  - Horses Breeds

About Sunicho HorsesSunicho


Sunicho  - Horses Breeds

About  Svensk Kallblodstravare (Swedish coldblood trotter) Horses Svensk Kallblodstravare (Swedish coldblood trotter)


 Svensk Kallblodstravare (Swedish coldblood trotter)  - Horses Breeds

About  Swedish Ardennes Horses Swedish Ardennes


 Swedish Ardennes  - Horses Breeds

About  Swedish Warmblood Horses Swedish Warmblood


 Swedish Warmblood  - Horses Breeds

About  Swiss Warmblood Horses Swiss Warmblood


 Swiss Warmblood  - Horses Breeds

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About  Taishuh Horses Taishuh


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Taishu (taishu uma) or Tsushima (Tsushima uma) are small rare Japanese horses from Tsushima Island in the Korea Strait, in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

They are an ancient breed, believed to date back to the eighth century. In 1920, there were more than 4000 of them, but only about 65 remain today. Due to their gentle nature and strong willingness to obey, Tiasho are often ridden by farmers’ wives and children. Nevertheless, they are also known for endurance and ability to survive on little food and in severe weather, an ...

 Taishuh  - Horses Breeds

About Takhi HorsesTakhi


Takhi  - Horses Breeds

About Tarbes HorsesTarbes


Tarbes  - Horses Breeds

About Tarpan HorsesTarpan


Tarpans are a now extinct wild horse from Russia. The last two on the planet died within a decade of each other in the late 19th century.  

Essentially the Tarpan is one of the few wild equines that existed during prehistoric times and they are thought to be the ancestors of most modern breeds that come from the Russian Steppes. Originally they were found throughout Eastern Europe and western Russia and became the foundation stock for many civilizations along the eastern Mediterranean. For thousands of years they were ...

Tarpan  - Horses Breeds

About Tavda  HorsesTavda


Tavda   - Horses Breeds

About  Tawleed Horses Tawleed


 Tawleed  - Horses Breeds

About  Tchernomor Horses Tchernomor


 Tchernomor  - Horses Breeds

About  Tennessee Walking Horses Tennessee Walking


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A light horse breed founded in middle Tennessee, the Tennessee Walking Horse is a composition of Narragansett and Canadian Pacer, Standardbred, Thoroughbred, Morgan, and American Saddlebred stock. Originally bred as a utility horse, this breed is an ideal mount for riders of all ages and levels of experience. The breed easily adapts to English or Western gear, and its calm, docile temperament combined with naturally smooth and easy gaits insure the popularity of the Tennessee Walking Horse as the "world's greatest show, trail, and pleasur ...

 Tennessee Walking  - Horses Breeds

About Tennuvian HorsesTennuvian


Tennuvian  - Horses Breeds

About  Tersk Horses Tersk


Tersk, also known as Tersky, horses were founded in Ukraine. They are primarily used for racing, competition, endurance training, and sports. They are considered to be calm and very hardy.

Tersk horses were developed sometime during the nineteenth century as military mounts. That time they were referred to as Streletsky horses. By the time the twentieth century they suffered a massive decrease in popularity. There were two variations that survived referred to as Tsilindr and Tsenitel. In the early nineteen hundreds, around ...

 Tersk  - Horses Breeds

About Thai Pony  HorsesThai Pony


Thai Pony   - Horses Breeds

About Thessalian  HorsesThessalian


Please see Pindos Pony.

Thessalian   - Horses Breeds

About  Thoroughbred Horses Thoroughbred


Thoroughbreds are most commonly associated with horse racing but they excel in many area. They originated in Britain starting in the late 17th century for speed and racing with the influence of Arabian bloodlines. Today, they continue to dominate the racing industry but Thoroughbreds also excel in eventing, show jumping, and dressage. They come in a variety of solid colors like bay, chestnut, and black and, on very rare occasions, palomino and pinto. On average, a Thoroughbred stands between 15 and 17 hands high (60” to 68”at t ...

 Thoroughbred  - Horses Breeds

About Thüringen Warmblood HorsesThüringen Warmblood


Thüringen Warmblood  - Horses Breeds

About Tibetan Pony HorsesTibetan Pony


Tibetan Pony  - Horses Breeds

About  Tiger Horses Tiger


Please see Knabstrupper Horses.

 Tiger  - Horses Breeds

About Timor Ponies HorsesTimor Ponies


Timor Ponies evolved on the Indonesian island of Timor, probably from Indian breeds that were imported to the island. On Timor these ponies are mainly used for cattle work, as well as for riding, driving, and light farm work.

Timor Ponies are described as being strong, frugal, and agile, and are lovely natured and intelligent. They have a narrow frame, short back, muscular neck, prominent withers, and a sloping croup. Their shoulders are straight, and the legs and feet are strong. Timor ponies usually stand 10-12 hands high (bet ...

Timor Ponies  - Horses Breeds

About  Tinker Horses Tinker


Please see Gypsy Vanner Horses.

 Tinker  - Horses Breeds

About Tokara HorsesTokara


Tokara Horses (Tokara uma ) are believed to be indigenous to Japan and are currently raised in the Tokara Islands, a chain of Island in Kagoshima. They are known for their tolerance to heat and have been used for agriculture, conveyance, and sugar cane squeezing.

There are now 107 Tokara ponies, some of them on display at Hirakawa Zoo in Kagoshima.

Source: Japanese Horse Breeds ( www.lingualift.com/blog/japanes ...

Tokara  - Horses Breeds

About  Tolfetano Horses Tolfetano


The Tolfetano horse is originally from central Italy, and in particular from Monti della Tolfa, the area between Rome and Viterbo which was once Etruscan.

The breed was already well-known at the time of the Etruscans. It is very hardy, and still bred in the wild. This breed is strong, well-built and tough.

Once used as a pack-horse and for rounding up cattle, it is now normally used for riding in the countryside, or raised for meat on pasturage unsuitable for cattle.

Source: Agraria.org

 Tolfetano  - Horses Breeds

About  Tori Horses Tori


 Tori  - Horses Breeds

About  Trait Du Nord Horses Trait Du Nord


 Trait Du Nord  - Horses Breeds

About  Trakehner Horses Trakehner


Trakehner Horses (official name: "The East Prussian Warmblood Horse of Trakehner Origin" ) are the oldest warmblood breed in the world, with a history spanning amost 300 years. They originated from a small horse, bred in East Prussia , known as the "Schwaike". The Schwaike was known for his versatility and endurance. When this breed was crossed with imported English thoroughbred and Arabian stallions, the resulting horse was named after the main stud it came from: Trakehnen. They originally were bred as Calvary mounts.

In the ...

 Trakehner  - Horses Breeds

About Trakya HorsesTrakya


Trakya  - Horses Breeds

About Tres Sangres  HorsesTres Sangres


Tres Sangres   - Horses Breeds

About Trote en Gallope  HorsesTrote en Gallope


Trote en Gallope   - Horses Breeds

About Trottatore Italiano HorsesTrottatore Italiano


Trottatore Italiano  - Horses Breeds

About Trotteur Francais HorsesTrotteur Francais


Trotteur Francais  - Horses Breeds

About  Tuigpaard Horses Tuigpaard


 Tuigpaard  - Horses Breeds

About Turk HorsesTurk


Turk (also known as Turkmene, Turkmen, or Turkmenian) horses are an ancient Turkoman breed. They are thought to be extinct in its pure form. Horses bred in Turkmenistan are still called by the same name; however most likely the purest descendants of this ancient breed are the Barb, Akhal-Teke, and Iomud horses. Of the three, Akhal-Teke breeding has been kept the purest and probably the closest to actual Turkoman blood.

The original Turk horses was a robust animal built for carrying heavily armed soldiers into battle – this build r ...

Turk  - Horses Breeds

About Turkoman HorsesTurkoman


Turkoman  - Horses Breeds

About Tushin HorsesTushin


Tushin  - Horses Breeds

About Tuva HorsesTuva


Tuva  - Horses Breeds

About Tyrol Pesante Rapido HorsesTyrol Pesante Rapido


Tyrol Pesante Rapido  - Horses Breeds

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About  Ukrainian Riding Horses Ukrainian Riding


 Ukrainian Riding  - Horses Breeds

About  Unmol Horses Unmol


 Unmol  - Horses Breeds

About Upper Yenisei HorsesUpper Yenisei


Upper Yenisei  - Horses Breeds

About  Uzunyayla Horses Uzunyayla


 Uzunyayla  - Horses Breeds

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About Venezuelan Criollo HorsesVenezuelan Criollo


Venezuelan Criollo  - Horses Breeds

About Ventasso  HorsesVentasso


Ventasso   - Horses Breeds

About  Ventasso (Cavallo Del Ventasso) Horses Ventasso (Cavallo Del Ventasso)


The name of this population of horses comes from the mountain of the same name located in the high Val d'Enza, in the province of Reggio Emilia, where the presence of horses has been documented from the times of the Duke Ferdinand of Bourbon to those of the Serenissimi Farnese and the Duchy of Maria Louisa of Austria. Even after the unification of Italy and up to the 1940s these lands continued to supply horses to the army. In the last forty years the stud farm of Ramiseto and the Borzacchi-Bertoldi stud have continued with stallions of ...

 Ventasso (Cavallo Del Ventasso)  - Horses Breeds

About Vietnamese Hmong HorsesVietnamese Hmong


Vietnamese Hmong  - Horses Breeds

About  Virginia highlander Horses Virginia highlander


 Virginia highlander  - Horses Breeds

About  Vlaamperd Horses Vlaamperd


 Vlaamperd  - Horses Breeds

About  Vladimir Heavy Draft Horses Vladimir Heavy Draft


 Vladimir Heavy Draft  - Horses Breeds

About Voronezh Coach HorsesVoronezh Coach


Voronezh Coach  - Horses Breeds

About  Vyatka Horses Vyatka


 Vyatka  - Horses Breeds

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About  Waler Horses Waler


Waler horses were given their name by the area in which they came from, New South Wales in Australia. They are a result of being taken over by the hands of eager settlers aiming to get a new life for themselves and become more prosperous. Thoroughbreds, Clydesdales, Shires, Arabs, and English Native Breeds were all introduced into this breed over time. The Indonesian style horse, the Timor Pony became the most positive source for the Waler horse to evolve. It was this cross breeding that helped aid in keeping the horse breed strong and m ...

 Waler  - Horses Breeds

About  Walkaloosa Horses Walkaloosa


 Walkaloosa  - Horses Breeds

About Warlander HorsesWarlander


Warlander  - Horses Breeds

About Washu HorsesWashu


Washu  - Horses Breeds

About Welara Pony HorsesWelara Pony


Welara Pony  - Horses Breeds

About Welsh Mountain Ponies HorsesWelsh Mountain Ponies


Welsh Mountain Ponies  - Horses Breeds

About Welsh Pony and Cob HorsesWelsh Pony and Cob


The Welsh Pony and Cob are a group of four closely related horse breeds including both pony and cob types, which originated in Wales in the United Kingdom. The four sections within the breed society for the Welsh breeds are primarily distinguished by height, but also by variations in type: the Welsh Mountain Pony, the Welsh Pony, the Welsh Pony of Cob Type, and the Welsh Cob. Welsh ponies and cobs are known for their good temperament, hardiness, and free-moving gaits.

Native ponies existed in Wales before 1600 BC, and ...


Welsh Pony and Cob  - Horses Breeds

About Weser-Ems Pony HorsesWeser-Ems Pony


Weser-Ems Pony  - Horses Breeds

About West African Barb HorsesWest African Barb


West African Barb  - Horses Breeds

About West Norwegian  HorsesWest Norwegian


West Norwegian   - Horses Breeds

About Western Sudan Pony HorsesWestern Sudan Pony


Western Sudan Pony  - Horses Breeds

About Westfalen Pony HorsesWestfalen Pony


Westfalen Pony  - Horses Breeds

About  Westphalian Horses Westphalian


 Westphalian  - Horses Breeds

About  Wielkopolski Horses Wielkopolski


 Wielkopolski  - Horses Breeds

About Wild Horses of the Namib HorsesWild Horses of the Namib


Wild Horses of the Namib  - Horses Breeds

About  Württemberger  Horses Württemberger


Württemberger horses have excellent temperaments, combining a sensible attitude with lively and free action. These traits may have originally been due to their use as draft horse and Arabian blood. They are tough and economical to feed when compared to Thoroughbreds.

The standard Württemberger stands around 16.1 hands high, and is usually bay, chestnut, brown, or black in color. They have average-sized heads with a straight profile, a good neck, and prominent withers. Their chest is deep and the shoulders are sloping and well- ...

 Württemberger   - Horses Breeds

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About  Xilingol Horses Xilingol


Xilingol horses are a light horse from central Inner Mongolia that is used both for riding and for draft purposes. In the 1960s, they were developed by breeding the Russian Thoroughbred, Akhal-Teke, Sanhe, and Chinese Mongolian, after which Kabarda and Don Breeding were introduced into the breed. Xilingol horses stand at 15.2 hands high and come in all solid colors.

 Xilingol  - Horses Breeds

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About Yabou HorsesYabou


Yabou  - Horses Breeds

About Yakut HorsesYakut


Please see Yakutian Horses.

Yakut  - Horses Breeds

About  Yakutian Horses Yakutian


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Yakutian horse (also known as the Yakut horse, Yakut pony, or simply the Yakut) are a rare native horse from the Siberian Sakha Republic (or Yakutia) region. They impressive om their adaptation to the extreme cold climate of Yakutia, including the ability to locate and graze on vegetation that is under deep snow cover, and to survive without shelter in temperatures that reach -70 °C (-94 °F).

Yakutian horse appear to have evolved from domesticated horses brought with the Yakuts when they migrated to the area beginning in the ...

 Yakutian  - Horses Breeds

About Yamud HorsesYamud


Yamud  - Horses Breeds

About Yanqi HorsesYanqi


Yanqi  - Horses Breeds

About Yemeni HorsesYemeni


Yemeni  - Horses Breeds

About  Yili Horses Yili


Yili is a small horse from the north-western Xinjiang region of China. They originated around 1900 from Russian breeds crossed with Mongolian stock. Don, and Don-Thoroughbred crosses as well as Orlov Trotters were used from 1936 on to improve the native horses. In 1963 the decision was made to aim for a draft-type horse.

Yili horses are compact and harmonious in conformation with a light head and straight profile. Their withers are well pronounced and their back is short and strong, though their loin is long. Yili horses are normal ...

 Yili  - Horses Breeds

About  Yonaguni Horses Yonaguni


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Yonaguni Horses (Yonaguni uma) are native to southwest Japan, specifically Yonaguni Island. In 1939, when all local breeds began to be improved to produce larger war horses, the Yonaguni on their remote island were excluded from the plan, and the breed has been preserved. Still, due to the mechanization of agriculture, their number progressively decreased. Today, fewer than 200 are known to live in Japan. 

Yonaguni Horses  are small and considered to be pony height typically 11 hands (44 inches, 112 cm).  ...

 Yonaguni  - Horses Breeds

About Yorkshire Coach HorsesYorkshire Coach


Yorkshire Coach  - Horses Breeds

About Yugoslav Mountain Pony HorsesYugoslav Mountain Pony


Yugoslav Mountain Pony  - Horses Breeds

About Yunnan HorsesYunnan


Yunnan  - Horses Breeds

About Yururi Island horse HorsesYururi Island horse


Yururi Island horse  - Horses Breeds

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About Zangersheide HorsesZangersheide


Zangersheide  - Horses Breeds

About Zaniskari Pony HorsesZaniskari Pony


Zaniskari Pony  - Horses Breeds

About Zeeland HorsesZeeland


Zeeland horses, or Zeeuwse Trekpaard, are an old Dutch Breed that was influential in the development of the Belgian and Dutch draft horses. Dutch and Belgian carriage horses are very similar and their registries will often take animals from the other country. It is thought that the breeding of the Zeeland horse began early in the 17th century. Initially they were developed not only as a carriage horse, but as a robust workhorse for wartime, agriculture, and mining. In fact, a large portion of the Dutch economy depended on the strength of ...

Zeeland  - Horses Breeds

About  Zemaitukas Horses Zemaitukas


Zemaituka horses (also known as Zamituka, Zemaichu, Zhemaichu, Zhmudk, or Zhmud) comes from Lithuania and are a forest type that is part of the Konik family.

They were bred in Lithuania since the 16th century and were used by local people for farming and transportation. Throughout the years they have been influenced by various other exotic types and more recently in the 19th century Arabian stock was added. By the start of the 20th century there were two distinct types within the breed, one lighter and more refined (though ...

 Zemaitukas  - Horses Breeds

About  Zweibrücker Horses Zweibrücker


Zweibrücker, or Zweibrücken, are warmblooded horses that were originally bred at the state-owned stud facilities in Zweibrücken, Germany (one of Germany’s smaller state run facilities.) However since 1977 they have been breed under the jurisdiction of the Horse Breeders' Association of Rhineland-Palatinate-Saar (PRPS). Modern Zweibrücker horses are elegant, large-framed, correct sport horses with powerful, elastic gaits suitable for dressage, show jumping, eventing, and combined driving.

The Zweibrücker stud program was f ...


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