All About Horses

Learn about the basics of horsemanship, breeds, disciplines, horse care, horse management and more.

Breeds

American Miniature Horse

No bigger than a large dog, American Miniature Horses are "miniature" versions of well-balanced horses, possessing confirmation characteristics found in most equine breeds. Miniature Horses can be found in a rainbow of colors and types.


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American Paint Horse

The Comanche Indians, considered by many authorities to be the finest horsemen on the Plains, favored loud-colored horses and had many among their immense herds. Evidence of this favoritism is exhibited by drawings of spotted horses found on the painted buffalo robes that served as records for the Comanches.


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American Quarter Horse

If you have ever seen a horse in one of rodeo's timed events, been along for work on a ranch or watched a Western on the big or small screen, nine times out of ten you have witnessed an American Quarter Horse.


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American Saddlebred

The American Saddlebred, the epitome of the show horse, carries himself with an attitude that's described as class, presence, quality, style or charm. The versatility and athleticism that he exhibits in the traditional show ring have translated into success for the breed in other disciplines as well.


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Andalusian

Andalusians are well-known for their trainability and lightness under saddle. Extraordinary athletes, they enjoy learning. Many Andalusian enthusiasts are first attracted to the breed by its beauty but become hooked by the horses' eagerness to work and intelligence.


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Appaloosa

The Appaloosa horse was developed by the Nez Perce Indians in the mid-1700's. Today in the US, the Appaloosa is popular as a stock and pleasure horse, and is regularly used in the western riding disciplines such as western pleasure, barrel racing and others.


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Arabian

Among the most beautiful of all riding breeds, the Arabian is not just a pretty horse. He is an all-around family horse, show horse, competitive sport horse and work horse.


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Belgian

Today's Belgian is a big, powerful fellow that retains the drafty middle, a deep, strong foot, a lot of bone, the heavy muscling and amiable disposition possessed by the early Belgians. His qualities as an easy keeper, a good shipper, and a willing worker are intact.


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Canadian Horse (aka Le Cheval Canadien)

The Canadian is well known and respected as a pleasure and combined driving horse, and has continued to gain popularity as a riding horse, both English and Western, for recreation and competition. It is the official National Horse of Canada.


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Caspian Horse

The Caspian is thought to be one of the oldest horse or pony breeds in the world today, dating back to the now-extinct miniature horses of Mesopotamia, who lived in the region from 3,000 BCE until the 7th century. They have wonderful temperaments and make excellent children's mounts.


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