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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.

The Mustang horse is a symbol of the wild west, and a beloved icon to horse lovers. Learn more about the breed's legendary history and its characteristics. Mustang Horse History Mustang is a derivative of the Spanish word mesteña, which means...
Among the most popular breeds, the American Paint Horse continues to grow in popularity. Versatile in abilities and in coat colors and patterns, it is clear more why the Paint has become a favorite among equestrians. Learn more about...
Thousands of years ago, a very special breed of horse lived in the deserts of the Middle East. This horse stood by the Bedouin fires at night and carried riders through the arid landscape by day. They were the...
If you love the Baroque and the majestic, the romantic and the noble, then one breed of horse should really strike your fancy: the Friesian horse. Once the mount of medieval knights, this striking black horse looks like it...
The Spotted Saddle Horse has roots in some of the world's most intriguing history. When the Spaniards first landed on North American shores, they brought horses with them that would lead to the repopulation of the continent with equines,...
The British Isles are known for producing wonderful horses. The Connemara, Thoroughbred and Shire all found their start in the U.K. While all of these breeds are synonymous with this part of the world, one in particular is so...
Without equines, we would not have the America we know today.This is not at all exaggeration. Without the horses, mules, and donkeys that first came to North America, the early colonists would not have been able to survive the...
They’re tiny and adorable with larger-than-life personalities. But if you’re thinking of getting a Miniature Horse, there are some important things you should know about Miniature Horse care before bringing one home.It’s true that Miniature Horses need far less...
The Arabian horse embodies the history of nations and the growth of cultures, and has had an impact on nearly every other horse breed in existence today. To look at the Arabian is to see more than the beauty...
To the layperson, Miniature Horses and ponies may appear to be one in the same. Both are just little horses, right? Not exactly. Learn the difference between Miniature Horses and ponies and what sets them apart. The Definition of Miniature...
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