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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.

On Top of the World on Clydesdales at the Covell Ranch

The deliberate footfalls from your 1,800-pound mount punctuate the rhythmic squeak of your saddle. You wind your way up the…

3 days ago

German Warmbloods

Despite fighting a number of regional conflicts over the past millennium and ultimately losing two World Wars, Germany has managed…

1 week ago

Podcast Episode #3: Mary Phelps, Summer Horse Health Care, and Morgan Horse Breed for July 27, 2021; Sponsored by Straight Arrow Products

In this third podcast episode of The Horse Illustrated Episode of Horses in the Morning, sponsored by Title Sponsor Straight…

2 months ago

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…

4 months ago

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 months ago

Episode 1: Riding Every Breed, Van Hargis, and Dream Horse Mysteries for May 25, 2021 from Title Sponsor Straight Arrow Products

In this inaugural podcast episode of The Horse Illustrated Episode of Horses in the Morning, sponsored by Title Sponsor Straight…

4 months 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…

4 months 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…

4 months ago

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…

4 months ago

The Standardbred

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

7 months ago