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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 Palomino Horse

There is something about a Palomino horse that gets people’s attention. That could be why Xena the Warrior Princess, cowboy…

2 weeks ago

Breed Portrait: Akhal-Teke

Imagine a horse that can live with little forage in a dune-swept desert where cobras hide in the scrub brush…

1 month 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…

1 month ago

Next Level: Tamie Smith on Thoroughbreds

While Tamie Smith, winner of the 2023 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event 5*, rides and competes in eventing on many…

1 month ago

Breed Profile: Tennessee Walking Horse

Not long after the birth of America, a special horse, the Tennessee Walking Horse, was created in the rural South.…

1 month ago

Meet the Andalusian Horse

The Andalusian horse breed has no equine match in history. Its likeness can be seen in museums, marble statues, and…

2 months ago

All About the Friesian Horse

One of the most recognized horse breeds in the world, Friesian horses are known for their luxurious pitch-black coat, feathered…

2 months ago

Spot the Difference: The Appaloosa and Knabstrupper

The Appaloosa and the Knabstrupper are both beautifully spotted breeds, and while they are quite similar in many ways, there…

2 months ago

The American Quarter Horse Foundation Sires

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

2 months ago

Quick Clydesdale Facts

The Clydesdale horse is one of the most popular breeds among horse lovers and the general public. Well-known globally for…

2 months ago