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There are plenty of opportunities to find the pony that’s just right for you. Four of those choices fall under one breed: the Welsh Pony and Cob. The Section A Welsh Mountain Pony, Section B Welsh Pony, Section C Welsh...
Once upon a time, all horses looked the same. Their coats were uniform, designed by nature to blend into the world of dark and light through which they moved. Over the eons that followed, their colors changed and their...

Belgian Draft Horse

Belgian Horses by Matthew Bellemare on flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0   Bred for farm work and heavy carriage deliveries, Belgium’s native Belgian draft horse is more commonly seen in show and recreational pursuits today: weight-pulling competitions, in-hand performance or carriage driving. However,...
iStock/Thinkstock  Over the past few months, we’ve explored the beauty of black horses, the allure of palominos, the delight of chestnuts, and the wonder of grays—and it goes without saying that we’re also extremely fond of buckskin horses. After all,...
To the layperson, miniature horses and ponies may appear to be one in the same. Both are just little horses, right? Not exactly. First Things First Merriam-Webster defines pony as "a small horse; especially one of any of several horse...

Inspired by Icelandic Horses

The horse features prominently the Norse mythology that influences Icelandic history, culture and folklore. Because of this mythical heritage, the Icelandic Horse is often referred to as the horse of the gods. It also holds a special place in...
Photo: kellygraphics.com/Courtesy Parkinson Quarter Horses The American Quarter Horse might be synonymous with cattle ranching, reining, barrel racing and many other western disciplines, but his list of talents doesn’t end there. From maintaining his namesake quarter-mile racing prowess to English...

Fall for a Fell

Like its fellow British native ponies, the Fell Pony is known for being hardy and surefooted, a result of northern England’s rugged moors, or "fells,” where the breed developed. Add in a friendly, easygoing demeanor and it’s no surprise...

Ride a Rocky

Have you ever spotted a chocolate brown horse with a beautiful flaxen mane and tail on your horsey adventures? If you have, it was probably a Rocky Mountain Horse. This gaited breed originated in the hills of Eastern Kentucky...
Photo courtesy American Saddlebred Horse Association You may think of the American Saddlebred as a high-stepping show-ring mount—a pretty face born to show off. But after talking to some Saddlebred owners, it’s easy to see that the breed is much...
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