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Belgian Draft Horse

Belgian Horses by Matthew Bellemare on flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0   Bred for farm work and heavy carriage deliveries, Belgium’s native Belgian draft horse is more commonly seen in show and recreational pursuits today: weight-pulling competitions, in-hand performance or carriage driving. However,...
iStock/Thinkstock  Over the past few months, we’ve explored the beauty of black horses, the allure of palominos, the delight of chestnuts, and the wonder of grays—and it goes without saying that we’re also extremely fond of buckskin horses. After all,...
To the layperson, miniature horses and ponies may appear to be one in the same. Both are just little horses, right? Not exactly. First Things First Merriam-Webster defines pony as "a small horse; especially one of any of several breeds...

Inspired by Icelandic Horses

The horse features prominently the Norse mythology that influences Icelandic history, culture and folklore. Because of this mythical heritage, the Icelandic Horse is often referred to as the horse of the gods. It also holds a special place in...
Photo: kellygraphics.com/Courtesy Parkinson Quarter Horses The American Quarter Horse might be synonymous with cattle ranching, reining, barrel racing and many other western disciplines, but his list of talents doesn’t end there. From maintaining his namesake quarter-mile racing prowess to English...

Fall for a Fell

Like its fellow British native ponies, the Fell Pony is known for being hardy and surefooted, a result of northern England’s rugged moors, or "fells,” where the breed developed. Add in a friendly, easygoing demeanor and it’s no surprise...

Ride a Rocky

Have you ever spotted a chocolate brown horse with a beautiful flaxen mane and tail on your horsey adventures? If you have, it was probably a Rocky Mountain Horse. This gaited breed originated in the hills of Eastern Kentucky...
Photo courtesy American Saddlebred Horse Association You may think of the American Saddlebred as a high-stepping show-ring mount—a pretty face born to show off. But after talking to some Saddlebred owners, it’s easy to see that the breed is much...
Martina Gates got her first camera at age 6, and fell in love with horses soon after. The Icelandic horse is one of her favorite subjects to photograph. (See her work featured in the September 2016 issue of Horse...
If you know anything about horses, you know the story of the Arabian horse: It’s one of the oldest horse breeds still in existence that has endowed qualities of endurance and beauty to nearly every other breed in the...
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