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A look at the characteristics of different breeds of horses.

How much do average horses cost? (Quarter, Race, & Arabians)

I recently met a horse trainer trying to sell her really nice barrel horse for $100,000. This surprised me because I know you can get registered quarter horses with good bloodlines for under 10K. The huge price gap made me wonder what average horses cost. The average horse, one used for pleasure riding and local …

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Work Horses – Breeds, Types, and Characteristics

One of my favorite things about going to the annual Old Farmers Day festival near our home is watching the work horse competitions. It’s interesting to see the different breeds participate in traditional farming contests, like pulling logs and plows. One thing that captured my grandson’s curiosity was what characteristics make up a ‘workhorse.’ In …

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Boulonnais Horse: Color, Temperament, and Height

I recently watched a French horse-driving competition on the television when my grandson pointed at a Boulonnais horse. He was fascinated by its sleek body and powerful looks, so I decided to learn more about it. The Boulonnais horse is a noble-looking French draft horse. Also called the “White Marble Horse” for its grayish-white color …

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The Brindle Horse: Color Patterns, Rarity, and Breeds

My granddaughter quickly pointed out a horse with a brindle color coat competing in a barrel race. She had lots of questions about it – like what breeds can have this pattern and how rare are they? I told her that I wonder about these things too, so we should learn about them together! Brindle …

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Rare Horse Breeds – 10 of the Most Endangered Horse Breeds in the World

The horse is an evolved animal with more than 500 breeds worldwide. From island to desert and steppe – they can be found on all continents except Antarctica. They’ve adapted to different environments over time, but some have gone extinct or are rare because of various reasons. The ten most endangered horse breeds in the …

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Horse Temperament: What Is The Best For a Beginner Rider?

In order to make the best decision when choosing a horse for a beginner rider, you must consider its temperament. This is because a well-tempered horse is easier for beginners to control and train. But what temperament is best for a novice rider? The best temperament for a beginner horse has the perfect mix of …

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Mustang Horses – Types Uses & Breed Characteristics

My young grandson has a fascination with Mustang horses. So I helped him research them and decided to share the information in this post. Mustangs are the free-spirits of the horse world. These wild and feral horses were first brought to America by the Spanish conquistadors. Mustangs are a type of light horse with tremendous …

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Horse Breeds: The Ultimate Guide

Modern horse breeds have a variety of abilities, colors, temperaments, and body types. They also can perform a range of tasks. There are over 300 horse breeds in the world, each with its set of unique qualities. In general, horse breeds are a specific group of domestic horses with the same appearance, behavior, and features …

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Draft Horse Breeds – Smallest, Biggest, Gentlest!

My grandson came home from school mad; his teacher told him not all draft horses are big, and he was sure she was wrong. When I hear “draft horse,” I picture large Belgian, Shire, and Clydesdales. However, his teacher is correct draft horses come in all sizes. The Haflinger is the smallest draft horse breed, …

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3 Types of Horses You Should Know, Plus 5 Different Kinds

Horses are amazing creatures. They have been domesticated and used by humans for centuries, whether for transportation, racing, or working in the fields. Many different types of horses exist across the world – some being more popular than others! The primary types of horses you should know are draft horses, warmbloods, and hot-blooded horses. But …

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