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What Horses Have Blue Eyes? Breeds, Colors, and Problems

I took my grandson with me to visit our neighbor and check the progress of a young American Paint horse. My grandson noticed the horse’s blue eyes and asked what other horse breeds and colors also have blue eyes. Blue eyes are found in most horse breeds and many colors. However, blues eyes are most …

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Can Ponies and Horses Breed? How Would Their Babies Look?

Our neighbors have seven children and a pasture of horses and ponies. Because some of the ponies are females and there is a stallion among the horses, it prompted my grandson to ask me if the horses and ponies can breed with each other. Ponies and horses can crossbreed, and they often do. Their offspring …

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Ardennes Horse: Height, Color, and Breed Characteristics

The Ardennes horse breed originated in Europe and developed quickly into an indispensable animal. But what is known about the breed’s physical characteristics and temperament? The modern Ardennes stands between 15 and 16.3 hands tall and weighs close to 2,000 lbs. All colors are accepted for registration except piebald. Ardennes horses have a calm temperament, …

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Pony of the Americas: Color, Height, and Other Breed Facts

The Pony of the Americas (POA) is a pony breed developed in the Midwestern United States during the mid-1950s. Its origins are the result of a unique cross of an Arabian/Appaloosa mare with a Shetland stallion. Pony of the Americas is a small equine breed with specific physical and coloring characteristics. They must be between …

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Thoroughbred Horse Breed: Facts, Height, and Characteristics

Thoroughbred horses originated in England and, through selective breeding, developed the characteristics of a perfect sport horse. But I wonder what makes them so special, so I did some research to find out. Thoroughbred horses are superb athletes with remarkable speed and an extraordinary spirit. They are renowned as racehorses but also excel in many …

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Irish Sport Horses, Are These Warmbloods Good for Beginners

Irish Sport Horses are powerful, athletic, and versatile. They’re willing workers with intelligence. But are these warmbloods the right horse for you? Are they suitable for beginning riders? Irish Sport Horses are typically good beginner horses. A traditional Irish Sport Horse is an offspring from a Thoroughbred and Irish Draught Horse cross. But be aware …

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Morgan Horse Breed: Facts, Colors, Origins, and Temperament

Morgans are a popular horse breed, although I’ve never owned one. So, when a friend asked to look at one he’s thinking of buying, I decided to research Morgans to learn about their breed characteristics, colors, temperament, and general facts. Morgan horses are intelligent and gentle-natured with exceptional conformation and strength. Their bodies are deeply …

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The Friesian Horse Breed: Lifespan, Genetics, and History

The Friesian horse is a majestic black horse with a sturdy build; moviemakers, carriage owners, and equestrians love their striking appearance. But, the question of Friesians longevity often arises, “what is the average lifespan of a Friesian horse?” Pureblooded Friesian horses typically have a lifespan of only 16 years, compared to 25 – 30 years …

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