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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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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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7 Fascinating Facts about the Horse Breeds of India.

I’ve always been fascinated by the native horse breeds of India. They seem to symbolize the historical and cultural value humans worldwide attach to horses. Sadly, these native horse breeds aren’t very well-recognized outside of India, and many are critically endangered. The Marwari, Kathiawari, Manipuri, Spiti, Zaniskari, and Bhutia are the native horse breeds of …

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Quarter Horses, Are They a Good Breed for Beginner Riders?

Quarter horses are primarily used for racing and rodeoing where I live, and because of this, many seem anxious. My neighbor is concerned they be too high strung for beginner riders. I suggested he should learn more about the Quarter horse breed. Quarter horses are perfect for beginner riders. They are typically calm and level …

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What Horse Breed Lives the Longest? Equine Lifespan Examined

My grandson asked me what horse breed lives the longest. I told him I wasn’t sure, but “why do you ask?” He responded, “because I want my next horse to be with me for as long as possible.” I understand his sentiment and decided to find out which breed lives the longest. Arabian, Appaloosa, Haflinger, …

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7 Most Common Horse Breeds in the USA. Can You Guess Them?

The most common horse breeds in our area are Thoroughbreds and quarter horses. However, we recently watched Arabian horses in a cutting competition. Seeing these Arabians made me wonder about other horse breeds, and which are the most common in the United States. The most common horse breeds in the United States are the American …

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What Horses Have Spots? Breeds, Colors, and Patterns.

My uncle had a spotted horse that previously spent time performing with the circus. This fantastic creature always captivated me, and recently I began to wonder if the spots on its coat contributed to its capabilities. Ever since man domesticated and selectively bred horses, we’ve been captivated by flashy coat color patterns. And horses with …

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The Arabian Horse Breed: Its History and Facts Revealed

I have one friend that competes with Arabians in western pleasure and another friend that rides them playing polo. Seeing the range of this breed made me curious if this horse would be suitable for us, so I decided to research the Arabian breed. The history and facts surrounding the Arabian horse breed are fascinating; …

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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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Paso Fino Horse Breed: Gaits, Origins, and Characteristics

Paso Fino horses are well known for their gaited travel and refined looks. Besides these qualities, I didn’t know much else about the breed, so I decided to do some research to learn as much as I could about these beautiful animals. Paso Fino’s are gentle, powerful, and athletic horses that make excellent trail riding …

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