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Horse Breed Profiles

The American Cream Draft Profile: Nearly 98 percent of all American Cream Draft horses have the blood of an Iowan cream colored draft-type mare called Old Granny, who was born at the turn of the 20th century. Her beauty and unique...

Florida Cracker

Florida Cracker Profile: The Florida Cracker descends from Spanish horses such as the Barb and the Spanish Jennet that arrived in the southern United States in the 1500s. Although it is genetically similar to the Mustang, Paso Fino and other modern...

Mule

Mule Profile:The mule is a human invention developed to create a strong, placid animal suitable for packing, riding and driving.  Breeding a female horse to a male donkey creates a mule, and breeding male horse to a female donkey...

The Andalusian

The Andalusian Profile:  Hailing from the Iberian Peninsula, the Andalusian takes its name from the Province of Andalucia, where it was most famous. This living antiquity is purported to be an ancient breed; 20,000-year-old cave drawings show a similar type...
Friesian Horse

Friesian

Friesian Horse History The Friesian is one of Europe’s oldest breeds and gets its name from the Friesland region in the north of the Netherlands. The breed almost became extinct worldwide during the turn of the 20th century, as many...
Dales Pony mare shown in-hand

The Dales Pony

Dales Pony History The Dales Pony originated in the dales of northeast England. The Dales Pony was the ultimate farmer’s horse, pulling a plow, a cart, or working under saddle helping to herd sheep. The Dales Pony was valued as...
National Show Horse Breed History Although the National Show Horse has existed as a Half-Arabian show horse for many years, it became a breed officially in 1982. By crossing the Arabian with the Saddlebred the resulting offspring carries the best...
Norman cob horse headshot

Norman Cob

Norman Cob Horse Breed History The Norman Cob officially became a breed in the early 1900s. Although the term cob usually denotes a type of horse rather than a breed, the French chose the name because they resembled the English...
Haflinger horse being shown in-hand

Haflinger

Haflinger Horse History The Haflinger hails from the Southern Tyrolean Mountains of Austria and Northern Italy and is thought to have been there since medieval times. In fact, the horse gets its name from the Tyrolean village of Hafling. The...

Fjord

The Norwegian Fjord Profile: The Fjord is one of the world’s oldest breeds of horses. It is believed to have been in western Norway for more than 4,000 years and domesticated as early as 2000 B.C. Evidence shows that Vikings developed...
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