Horse Breeds

Horse Breeds

Akhal-Teke Horse


CHARACTERISTICS By western standards the Akhal-Teke is not a perfect specimen.. Standing at about 1.57 m (15.2 hh), it is often long-backed with a tendency to be split-up behind, lacking the substantial second thigh so prized by western riders. The rib ca

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Albanian Horse


The Albanian Horse is a small breed of horse that finds its origins on the Balkan Peninsula. The Albanian breed is also part of what is called the Balkan group of horses; the small horses of Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey.

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Alter Real Horse


The Alter-Real horse is a beautiful, powerful, athletic horse, developed by Portuguese Royalty in 1747. The "real" part of the name translates from Portuguese to English as "royalty." These horses are truly fit for a king in both appearance and action.

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American Creme Draft Horse


The American Creme horse can trace its roots back to one ancestor. It is an all American breed like the Quarter Horse, though it is a very young breed by genetic standards. This horse has gone by different names during this short period of time to include

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American Mustang


The iconic symbol of the American West is the free-ranging Mustang horse. Found on the public lands of many of the western United States, these animals have captured the hearts of horse lovers everywhere. They are hardy, strong, free and wild in spirit. T

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American Quarter Horse


The American Quarter horse is a Colonial breed that has been in existence for several centuries, first making an appearance in the early 1600s. Early settlers of the United States bred their horses of British

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American Saddlebred Horse


One of the most dazzling horses in the world is the American Saddlebred. The iconic imagery of the American Saddlebred is its high head carriage, high knee action and high tail carriage followed by a flowing stream of hair. This horse is true product of t

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Anglo-Arabian horse – Anglo Arab


The Anglo Arab horse is not so much a breed of a composite of the two most famous breeds namely the Thoroughbred and the Arab. First developed in the UK after the development there at the Thoroughbred in the 18th century today they are bred in many countr

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Appaloosa Horse


The Appaloosa horse is one of the most ancient horses in history. It can trace its ancestors to prehistoric times, and has been one of the breeds with the most contribution to modern times. They are an extremely versatile animal, and have a very loyal f

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Arabian Horse


Arabian horses are by far one of the most popular and well known horse breeds. They are very ancient, and many of today's horse breeds have Arab bloodlines as part of their foundation. Considered by many to be the most beautiful horse type, Arabians are

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Ardennes Horse


The other name is a heavy horse that was developed at more or less the same time in both France and Belgium. Its prehistoric horse pallbearers are evident in the primitive skilful structure of its head including a squared off nose. The history is long and

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Ariegeois Pony


The Ariegeois mountain pony was developed between Rousillon and Catalonia, sometimes called the Cheval de Merens but is more often referred to as the Ariegeois. The breed takes its name from the Ariege River

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Australian Brumby


Australia's wild horse is known as the Brumby. It is an extremely strong and hardy animal that has managed to survive in harsh conditions for over 150 years. It is found in many areas throughout the country, but the most common ranges include the Australi

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Australian Stock Horse


The first horses brought to Australia were from the South African Cape, and arrived in 1788. Thereafter, more and more were imported, particularly Thoroughbreds and Arabs). These two breeds gave rise to the Waler, which evolved mainly in New South Wales

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Azteca Horse


The Azteca was founded in 1972 specifically for ranch work and cattle drives. The Azteca is a beautiful horse whose recent history encompasses strong bloodlines founded in antiquity. Efforts to breed an equine reminiscent of the horses that were first br

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Barb Horse


The Barb horse is one of the world's oldest breeds, with a history that dates back to 600 A.D., though one theory suggests it may be a survivor of the Ice Age, which ended over 20,000 years ago.

While the Barb horse is certainly its own distinct br

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Bashkir Horse


The Bashkir horse is thought to have originated in the Bashkir region of Russia, developing spontaneously over time rather than purposefully bred. Bashkirs are known throughout the world as Bashkirsky, Curlies, or Bashkir Curlies.

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Breton Horse


The Breton horse is a small draft breed that comes from the Brittany region of France. It is shorter and more compact than its larger draft cousins, and has been used for every type of activity from farming to war. With an intelligent eye and a calm perso

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Buckskin Horse


The term "Buckskin" refers to color and not to a breed. However, buckskin registries do exist to promote the breeding of this color. A true buckskin horse has a color like that of a tanned deer hide, with a black mane and tail, black socks on the legs, a

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