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Horse Breeds

Learn about your favorite horse breeds (including draft horses, warmbloods, light horses, and ponies), including their history, characteristics, personality, equestrian sports and disciplines they each excel in, and more, along with stories about individual horses from common and rare breeds and the people who love them.

Some examples of those covered include American Quarter Horses, Morgans, Arabians, Saddlebreds, Thoroughbreds, and more rare ones like the Suffolk Punches, Dales Ponies, and more. Whether you already know your favorite type of equine, or you’re wanting to determine what kind is best for you, Horse Illustrated’s archives have all the information you need to learn about all kinds of horses.

Spotted Horse Breeds

Spotted horse breeds are some of today's most well-known breeds and it turns out they have a prehistoric past. When…

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Meet the Andalusian Horse

The Andalusian horse has no equine match in history. Its likeness can be seen in museums, marble statues, and dark,…

4 weeks ago

The Appaloosa Horse Breed

For the most part, horse breeds share common coat colors, like chestnut, bay, gray, and black. Likewise, most horses share…

1 month ago

The American Paint Horse

In a sea of solid bays and sorrels, the flashy white markings on an American Paint Horse stand out—there’s no…

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Meet the Bashkir Curly Horse!

When Nevada rancher Peter Damele and his father first discovered wild horses with curly coats grazing near his land in…

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The Standardbred

With an enthusiastic cheer from the grandstand, the horses head for the far turn and into the homestretch. Trotting at…

4 months ago

The Haflinger

The sound of hooves can be heard clip-clopping on the narrow cobbled streets of a tiny mountain village. A small…

5 months ago

What’s Old Is New with the Lipizzans at Tempel Farms

In the 60 years since its founding, the work of the Tempel Lipizzans has educated and inspired many generations of…

5 months ago

Mustangs Go Global with Sandra Williamson

Growing up in Germany, Sandra Williamson (previously Clark) has always had a love for horses. She began riding when she…

5 months ago