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Horse Breeds

Morgan horses are known for being friendly, people-pleasing horses. They’re like the Golden Retrievers of the equine world. And what could be better than spending hours on the trail with your four-legged best friend? Christopher and Morgan Loomis are...
Chestnut Arabian horse on a black background

The Arabian Horse

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...
Wandering through the holding pens at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adoption center, each corral is filled with beautiful wild horses of nearly every color, size and personality. Trying to choose one for adoption can feel a bit...
Highland Pony trotting in a field

Highland Pony

When Mel Gibson galloped across the silver screen as Sir William Wallace in the Academy Award-winning film Braveheart, his beautiful bay mount was big and majestic. But in truth, the real William Wallace, a Medieval knight who defeated the...
Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg


Trakehner Horse History The Trakehner is one of the oldest European warmblood breeds, with its history going back more than 400 years. The breed is based on a local horse (then found in East Prussia) called the Schweiken. The Schweiken...
Morgan Horse

Morgan Horse

Morgan Horse History Not many horse lovers have escaped childhood without reading Marguerite Henry’s non-fiction book about Figure, the very first Morgan horse, owned by school teacher Justin Morgan in West Springfield, Mass., in 1789. This gentle little stallion was...
Galloping Gypsy Horse

Gypsy Horses

Gypsy Horse Breed Profile: Gypsy horses, registered as Gypsy Vanner Horses, Gypsy Cobs and Gypsy Drum horses, are a relatively new concept to most people, but not to the Romany (gypsy) “Traveller” of Great Britain. Today, these colorful breeds can be...
Hackney Pony and Horse History The Hackney Pony was developed in Great Britain in the late 17th and early 18th centuries and was descendant of the Norfolk Trotter, Yorkshire Roadster, the Arabian and the Thoroughbred. Their early ancestors were even...
Canadian Horse standing in front of a barn

Canadian Horse

Canadian Horse History In the late 1600s, King Louis XIV of France brought Breton and Norman horses to the region of North America now known as Canada. They are believed to be the ancestors of the modern Canadian Horse, which...
Thoroughbred racehorse at the North American Racing Academy


Thoroughbred Horse Breed History Throughout equine history few breeds have impacted the horse world quite like the Thoroughbred. Three foundation sires, the Byerly Turk, the Godolphin Arabian and the Darley Arabian, were bred to native English horses to create the...
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