horse breeds

There's no mistaking an Appaloosa when you see one; the spots they sport stand out in an amazingly colorful way. Riders in almost every discipline cherish the Appaloosa for not only its captivating look, but also its all-around athletic...
Standing taller than most NBA players and each weighing more than one ton, Belgian draft horses Big Jake and Almighty Bruce make up quite a large team. At 20 hands, 2.75 inches (6'10" at the withers), Big Jake’s claim to...

The Curly Horse

The Curly Horse, also known as the American Bashkir Curly, North American Curly Horse and American Curly Horse, possesses not just beauty but brains, athleticism and a people-loving personality that makes the breed a great partner for a variety...
The craggy terrain of the Welsh countryside has kept the human population localized to the coastlines. However, for the native Welsh Pony and Cob, it has historically been a perfectly suitable home. That mountainous, sparse countryside allowed only the...
Perhaps you’ve met a few gaited horses out on trail and watched them blaze by as their riders sat easily in the saddle. Or maybe you’ve considered going gaited yourself but wondered how the transition would be, or which...
"Golden horses. That’s what they call the palominos.” So begins one of the best of the Roy Rogers movies, My Pal Trigger. The film tells the (completely fictional) story of one man’s bond with an amazing golden horse, and...
Morgan Horse running in the pasture

Morgans for Everyone

Modern Morgan horses are the epitome of equine versatility, competing in widely varying equestrian sports while maintaining their reputation as a beloved companion and pleasure riding horse. Today’s Morgans compete successfully at high levels against more specialized breeds. We...
Shackleford Horse by radioactv915 on flickr.com/CC BY 2.0 On the outer banks of North Carolina, amid the soft sand and rolling surf, wild horses graze among the marsh grass. Their ancestors arrived on this windswept shoreline 500 years ago. To the...
Even at the Kentucky Horse Park, a place that more than one hundred horses of all breeds, types and sizes call home, the Budweiser Clydesdales stand out.
A Lipizzan competing at the 2014 U.S. Dressage Finals.   From the days of royal courts with ornate livery and riding halls to today’s no-frills arena, enter the reign of the new Baroque horse. Today, riders of all types can enjoy...
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