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Why Are Some Horses Called Warmbloods? Definition & Breeds.

I recently watched a rider on a large warmblood horse gracefully leap an obstacle during an eventing competition. The horse’s controlled athleticism was breathtaking to witness and made me want to learn about warmblood horses. Horses with a pedigree that includes cold and hot-blooded horses are warmbloods. The original warmblood breeds were offspring of large …

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Are Tennessee Walking Horses Good for Beginner Riders?

I know Tennessee Walking Horses are gaited horses that are comfortable for trail riding. But I was unsure if they were good horses for beginner riders, so I decided to research them to find out. Generally, Tennessee Walking Horses are good beginner horses and have all the traits necessary to be an excellent choice for …

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Are All Racehorses Thoroughbreds? The Horse Breeds that Race

Going to the track is a fun outing, and while there, you’ll see horses of varying sizes and colors. But are all the racehorses Thoroughbreds or do other breeds also race? Horses don’t have to be a Thoroughbred to race. Many different horse breeds compete in sanctioned horse races, including Quarter horses, Arabians, Paints, and …

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What Are Friesian Horses Used For? 5 Uses That May Surprise!

Friesian horses are majestic creatures, with long flowing manes and tails. They are beautiful to view, but what are they used for? Friesian horses are used for dressage, trail riding, and pulling carriages. Because of their elegant looks and even temperament, they are also frequently used in movies and television. Friesian horses aren’t just pretty; …

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What Is the Best Horse for Beginners? The Key Isn’t Breed

When choosing a horse for a beginner it’s crucial to know what traits to look for and which ones to avoid. So I decided to research what type of horse would be best for first-time horse owners and riders. The best horse breed for beginners is quarter horses. But the breed isn’t the most crucial …

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Barrel Racing: What is the Best Horse Breed for You?

I often look at barrel horse prospects with my friend and his daughter. We never agree on the same horse, and this made me wonder what traits should I focus on when choosing the best barrel horse for her. The best barrel horse is athletic, smart, fast, and has sound conformation. The best breed in …

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War Horses: Discovering the Unique Breeds Used in Battle

I recently watched the movie “Warhorse” with my grandchildren for the tenth time, and it made me wonder about horse breeds that participated in warfare. So I decided to research some great warriors and the horse breeds they used. Warfare tactics evolved over the centuries, and so did horses. The breeds used to build empires …

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Percheron, A French Draft Horse Breed: Facts, Colors, & Uses

We recently passed a wagon pulled by a pair of Percherons. Horse-drawn carts are common in our area, but they’re typically hooked to Haflingers, or Belgians, not Percherons. Percherons horses are a versatile draft breed that originated in France; they make exceptional riding horses and are great for pulling wagons and carriages. Percherons are alert …

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Gypsy Vanner or Irish Cob: Colors, Height, and Prices

I saw my first Gypsy Vanner at a recent horse show, and it was quiet an impressive looking animal. It made me wonder where they came from and what are equine events are they used for. Gypsy Vanners are a small draft horse breed, with an easy-going temperament and sound conformation. The Gypsy Vanner and …

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Buckskin Horses: Facts, Colors, Origin, and Characteristics

My three-year-old granddaughter loves horses, and her favorite is a wild buckskin mustang named “Spirit.” Her interest in “Spirit” led me to research buckskin horses to find out what makes a horse a buckskin. The most apparent feature of buckskin horses is its coloring. Buckskin horses have a coat color of tan or gold with …

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