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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 Paso Fino

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

5 days 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…

2 weeks 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…

2 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…

2 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…

2 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…

3 months ago

The Enduring Arabian

When it comes to equine history, many believe you can’t go further back than the Arabian horse. For centuries, the…

3 months ago

Saving Endangered Horse Breeds

Without horses, we would not have the America we know today. This is not at all exaggeration. Without the horses,…

4 months ago

American Saddlebreds Get Western

Years ago, if you attended a Saddlebred horse show, you could expect to see high-stepping, animated horses shown in saddle…

5 months ago

Podcast Episode #10: Equine Affaire Ohio, Mustang Adoption, and Nature: American Horses for February 22, 2022 from Title Sponsor Straight Arrow Products

In the 10th episode of The Horse Illustrated Episode of Horses in the Morning, sponsored by Title Sponsor Straight Arrow…

6 months ago