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About  Falabella Horses Falabella

Falabella horses origanted 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 as work horses.

Falabella horses are used for riding, in competitions, and for showing. They do very well on large farms and in smaller, fenced-in areas as pets. They are gentle and very w ...

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About Faroe Pony  HorsesFaroe Pony

Faroe Ponies (also known as Faroese Island Horses or Danish Ponies), are small ponies, they are between 115 cm -125 cm tall. Because of their height technically they are a pony, but people on the Faroe Islands call them horses, because of their strength.

Faroe horses are an iconic image of the Faroe Islands. They have been on the Faroe Islands for many hundred years. In the 1960s there were approximately 5 - 6 horses left on the Faroe Islands because of the huge export on horses to the mines in the United Kingdom. With a huge effort, that number has now increased to about 50 horses and the aim is to maintain and develop them further.  

They are mainly brown, red, and black. They are very hardy, frien ...

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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 were founded upon the Pennine Pony styles. Pennine versions were quite popular for many decades in England, and once the Romans moved into the territories, they were cross bre ...

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About Ferghana HorsesFerghana

Ferghana horses were one of Chinas earliest major imports, originating in an area in Central Asia.

Dayuan, north of Bactria, was a nation centered in the Ferghana Valley of present day Central Asia, and even as early as the Han Dynasty, China projected its military power to that area. The Han imperial regime required Ferghana horses and imported such great numbers of them that the rulers of Ferghana closed their borders to such trade. That move resulted in a war that China won. In 102 CE, the Chinese required of the defeated Ferghana that they provide at least ten of their finest horses for breeding purposes, and three thousand Ferghana horses of ordinary quality. However, there are other views: the Records of the Grand ...

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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 Finlands 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 local army utilized the breed over and over again on various tasks and missions. Once the studbook was created in 1907, they were outlawed to perform anymore out crossing. That studbook went on to be di ...

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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.

The first Fjord horse stud book was published in 1910. The Fjord horse is very popular in Denmark and can also be found in Germany and England.

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About  Fleuve Horses Fleuve

Fleuves are strong and hardy horses from Senegal. They are related to Barb Horses. They can withstand extreme temperatures of cold and heat. They were bred to be work horses to carry packs, transport, and work in agriculture--even though they are a light breed. In the equestrian world they live longer, are really hardy, easy keepers, and have an excellent immune system. They range in size from pony size to horse size, however, 14 hands is the most common height.

Their color tends to be gray like their Barb ancestors. They do, however, come in other colors, as well, such as brown or bay. They are a rare breed and are mostly seen in Senegal.

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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 them (a single-footed gait referred to as the ‘coon rack’).  

They did very well over the years, but did suffer from a decrease in popularity when the Quarter Horse came about. Som ...

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About  Fouta Horses Fouta

Fouta, also known as a Foutanke, are a light horse from Senegal in West Africa. They are a composite of Fleuve and MBayar Ponies.  

While most Senegalese horses are relatively lightly built, owing to their common Arabian ancestry, there are some more heavily framed animals. These prove less stressed by the constant pulling of heavily laden carts.

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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 Arabian horses were more popular. It was until the eighteen hundreds that they because as popular again. They were even exported continuously, becoming a moving force in the warm blood forms, as well as t ...

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About  Freiberger Horses Freiberger

Freibergers (also known as the Franches-Montagnes) are a draft horse from Switzerland. They were widely used as draft and pack horse in the Swiss army. Breeding used to be heavily subsidized in Switzerland. Freibergers are the last representative of the light cold blood horse in Europe. Each year at the Marche Concours in Saignelegier, on the second weekend in August, Freibergers demonstrate how versatile they are in a variety of shows and competitions. Due to their character, willingness, and versatility, they are suitable for both driving and riding; they are a popular mount.    

They were developed by crossing native Bernese Jura horses with English Thoroughbreds, Anglo-Norman, Ardennais, and Arabian ho ...

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About French Saddle Pony HorsesFrench Saddle Pony

French Riding Ponies (also known as French Riding Pony or Pony Francais de Selle) usually stands 13.2-14.2hh at the withers. The pony can be of any color except cream with blue eyes. They are versatile and athletic and are an excellent mount for the entire family- children and adults alike. They must be balanced, broad chested, have good shoulders, a good top line, and good withers. Their legs must have no conformation faults. The back must be strong. They have forward moving, smooth gaits and good jumping ability. The ponies are extremely hardy. The French Riding Pony has a good temperament. This pony is much like the German Riding Pony and the English Riding Pony.  

They were developed by crossing native French pony ...

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About French Saddlebred  HorsesFrench Saddlebred

French Saddlebred (also known as French Saddlebre, Cheval de selle français, French Saddle Horse, French Warmblood, Corlais) horses are considered a light riding horse and found throughout France. The breed was developed in the 1950s.

They are known for being energetic, friendly, good-tempered, patient, and quiet. They are best known for performing general riding and jumping.

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About  French Trotter Horses French Trotter

Horses in France first began to be selectively bred for trotting races in the early to mid-1800s. The French Trotter developed primarily from Norman stock which was crossed with English Thoroughbred and half-bred hunter types, Norfolk Roadster, and some American Standardbred. The French Trotter is sometimes referred to as a Norman Trotter, due to the influence of the Old Norman horse on the breed''s development.  

The early Trotters were rather heavier and coarser than they are now, bearing a greater resemblance to their Normandy ancestors, but infusions of Thoroughbred blood have greatly refined the. Early significant influences on the development of the breed were by the stallion Young Rattler, foaled in 1811, ...

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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 draught horse; however, they are very graceful and nimble for their size. There is some evidence that during the Middle Ages, ancestors of Friezian horses were in popular as war horses ...

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About  Friesian cross Horses Friesian cross

The breeding of Friesian Crosses has become increasingly popular in the United States, with various registries often being created to recognize certain specific crosses. Friesian crosses may be considered sport horses (suitable for the sports of dressage, combined driving, eventing, and jumping), or they may be considered pleasure horses.  

Some popular crosses include Friesians crossed with draft horses (primarily Percherons), Morgans (Friesian/Morgan is known as a "Moriesian"), Arabians, Andalusians (Friesian/Andalusian is known as a "Warlander"), Paints, Saddlebreds (Friesian/Saddlebred is known as a "Georgian Grande"), Thoroughbreds, and Tennessee Walkers (Friesian/Tennessee Walker is known as a "Friewalker." ...

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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 tend to have the gentle temperament and striking appearance of the Friesian, but with an increased athleticism, stamina, and hybrid vigor, when responsibly crossbred. They are most commonly used f ...

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About  Furioso-North Star Horses Furioso-North Star

Furioso, or Furioso-North Star, horses were developed at the Mezohegys farm, Hungary, in 1784. One of the foundations sires was "Furioso" who was an English Thoroughbred stallion. Furioso was born in 1836 and set for stud in 1841. Another foundation sire was "North Star" who was born in 1844. He was set for stud in 1850, at age six. His bloodlines could be traced to Norfolk roadsters and he was descended from a 1793 Derby winner, "Waxy," grandson of "Eclipse." The mares were mostly Nonius. The descendants of North Star were excellent harness race horses. The two lines merged around 1885 and the Furioso progeny dominated. The offspring of Furioso had more thoroughbred blood and made better riding horses.  

Furioso col ...

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