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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.

Horses of South America

When the Spanish came to conquer the New World in the 1400s, they did more than war with native cultures…

4 days ago

Draft Horse Breeds

Before tractors and farm machinery, draft horses were an essential part of family farms. These large, hardworking horses pulled plows…

1 month ago

The Quest to Discover the Horse

Follow the journey of Alyssa Mathews, founder of Discover the Horse project, which follows the quest of one woman's journey…

3 months ago

British Native Ponies

There’s lots to love about ponies, and the British Native Pony breeds are among the most talented and beautiful in…

5 months ago

American Cream Draft

Baseball and apple pie have a reputation for being quintessential all-American icons. But there’s another, lesser-known symbol of Americana: the…

7 months ago

Second Chance at Winning with the Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project’s (RRP) Thoroughbred Makeover has truly been a gamechanger for retired racehorses. Designed to showcase the trainability…

8 months ago

American Horse Council Offers Webinar on Horse Breed Registries

The American Horse Council’s (AHC) first quarter 2020 webinar on horse breed registries, which will be held on Thursday, February…

9 months ago

Breed Profile: Missouri Fox Trotter

When the first settlers came to the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri in the 1830s, the mountains were covered with…

9 months ago

What’s the Difference Between a Paint Horse and a Pinto?

What is the difference between a Paint Horse vs. a Pinto? The short answer between the differences of a Paint…

9 months ago

Breed Profile: American Quarter Horse

When it comes to sheer numbers, no breed can match the popularity of the American Quarter Horse. With a total…

10 months ago