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Police Horses: Breeds and Why They’re Still Used Today

The horse has been a trusty companion of humans for centuries, and today they still play an essential role in many aspects of our lives. One such role is in law enforcement, where horses are used to help patrol and control crowds. But what kind of horse is best suited for this job? Various horse …

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How Many Horse Breeds Are There in the World?

Do you know how many horse breeds there are in the world? I know there are many different types of horses in our community, including Fjords, Belgians, and of course, Quarter horses, and each one has its own unique look and personality. According to a study by the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, there is …

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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

On a cool morning, my grandson and I watched our horses play when we noticed his cousins’ Belgian approach the group of smaller Thoroughbreds, and calmly looked around. Seeing these horses together prompted us to discuss the different types of horses. The primary types of horses you should know are draft horses, warmbloods, and hot-blooded …

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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-headed but …

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How Long Do Horses Live? A Look at Lifespan by Horse Breed.

My grandson asked me what horse breed lives the longest. I told him I wasn’t sure, but “why are you asking?” 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 how long horses live and which breed lives …

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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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