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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.

All About the Gypsy Vanner

They are the stuff of legend: nomads who cross the countryside in horse-drawn wagons, reading fortunes and dancing by the…

3 weeks ago

Overcoming Lyme Disease to Give Back to 4-H Youth

"When you are suddenly faced with the realization of how short and precious life is, you decide what is most…

1 month ago

Thoroughbred Horses Find a Second Calling

The Thoroughbred horse is the fastest in the world, and it’s no wonder. Since the 1700s, Thoroughbreds have been bred…

1 month ago

A Life-Changing Mustang Makeover

Every year, horse trainers from all over the U.S. convene for Extreme Mustang Makeover (EMM) events, competitions where trainers showcase wild mustangs…

5 months ago

All About the Paso Fino

Imagine gliding down the trail, oblivious to rough terrain, without worrying about hours spent in the saddle causing back pain.…

6 months ago

The Norwegian Fjord

The domestic horse has changed a lot over the past several thousand years. The small, dun-colored equines seen in prehistoric…

6 months ago

The Rocky Mountain Horse

Smooth gaits, a sweet temperament and a uniquely American history: All these characteristics belong to a special equine breed known…

7 months ago

Stock Horse Breed Specialization

Although some breeds have always been known as specialists, several decades ago, it was easy enough to find one horse…

8 months ago

Meet the Incredible Lipizzan Horse

During Medieval times, a horse’s main job was to carry men into battle during wartime and to pull carriages during…

8 months ago

Morgan Horse Ambassadors at UVM

The small town of Weybridge, Vt., is home to a scenic gem for horse lovers and history buffs alike. Known…

8 months ago