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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.

British Native Ponies

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

3 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…

5 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…

5 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…

6 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…

6 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…

7 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…

8 months ago

The 2019 U.S. Equestrian Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to Ellen Di Bella

The 2019 U.S. Equestrian Lifetime Achievement Award has been awarded to Ellen Di Bella. She will be honored at the…

8 months ago

Andalusians and Lusitanos Crowned at the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association National Championship Horse Show

The International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association (IALHA) made the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, their home…

8 months ago