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Horse Breed Profiles

Herd of wild Mustang horses

Mustang

Mustang Horse History Mustang is a derivative of the Spanish word mesteña, which means wild or stray. Horses roamed America 10,000 years ago but vanished from the landscape until the Spanish conquistadors arrived in the 16th century with their horses...
Rocky Mountain Horse History The Rocky Mountain Horse originated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in eastern Kentucky in the late 1800s. The breed gets its name from its foundation stallion, a gaited horse from the Rocky Mountains. The Rocky Mountain...
American Quarter Horse History The American Quarter Horse traces its roots to early America, where settlers crossed English horses to those of Spanish ancestry, producing a compact and muscular horse. These horses could run a short distance over a straightaway...
American Saddlebred History The American Saddlebred originated from Galloway and Hobbie horses imported from Britain during the early part of America’s history. These two breeds were crossed to create the Narragansett Pacer, which was crossed to the Thoroughbred in the...
Budweiser Clydesdales

Clydesdale

Clydesdale Breed History The Clydesdale originated in the Clyde Valley, Scotland, and is the youngest of all the United Kingdom heavy breeds, finding its full development in the last 150 years. In the late 1700s, Native horses of Lanarkshire were...
Welsh Pony Section A driving

Welsh Pony and Cob

Welsh Pony and Cob History The wild wind-swept hills and valleys in Wales developed the characteristics of the Welsh Pony and Cob. Through the years, they lent their use to hill farmers and shepherds, landowners and deliverymen. In 1901, the...

Marwari

The Marwari Profile: The most amazing feature about the Indian horse called the Marwari (mar-wah-ree) is its curved ears.  They often touch or cross in the middle, giving an appearance of a spectacular headdress.  No one knows why the animals have...

Swedish Warmblood

Swedish Warmblood Profile:Evidence shows that equines have been in Sweden since 4000 B.C. In the 1500s, the Swedish government began importing horses, most notably Dutch Friesians and some saddle breeds, to improve the indigenous Scandinavian horse. The national stud...
Missouri Fox Trotter Profile: The Missouri Fox Trotter is a product of its native Ozark Mountains in   Missouri.  The breed’s decedents, mainly of Morgan, Thoroughbred and Arabian blood, arrived in the Ozarks when pioneers settled the area in 1821.  The breed’s...
History of the Tennessee Walking Horse The Tennessee Walking Horse is an American original, developed in central Tennessee in the late 1800s.  The horse’s genealogy includes a mixture of breeds that settlers brought with them, such as Morgans, Narragansett Pacer...
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