Content tagged "horse breeds"

Light Horse Breed Rocky Mountain Horse

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyToday, the Rocky Mountain Horse (saddle type) is being used as a pleasure horse, for trail or show, and for competitive...

Light Horse Breed Types

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckySome of the most predominant types of horses today are those that we commonly refer to as light horse breeds....

Miniature Horses

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThere are no specific breeds of miniature horses. These horses are used by very small children for driving and riding....

Diversity Among Breeds of Horses

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckySome people may think a horse is a horse is a horse. In fact, horses are quite unique in their size, color,...

Pony of the Americas

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThe mating of a Shetland pony stallion to an Appaloosa mare resulted in an "in between" pony that inspired its owner...

Light Horse Breed Morgan

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThe Morgan (saddle type) horse breed traces back to Justin Morgan, foundation sire that was foaled in 1789 in Vermont....

Light Horse Breed Arabian

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThe Arabian, (saddle type) originated in the wild desert of the Middle East in 5000 B.C. from the foundation stock of...

Shetland Pony Breed

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyOne of the most popular pony breeds is the Shetland. The Shetland is a smaller pony with a maximum height of 46 inches...

Light Horse Breed Peruvian Paso

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThe Peruvian Paso (saddle type) horse descended from the bloodstock that was introduced to Peru by the Spanish, who at...

Light Horse Breed Appaloosa

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyAppaloosas were Spanish horses that were managed by the Nez Perce Indians. The term Appaloosa was first used to...

What is a Horse Breed?

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyA breed is defined as a group of horses with a common origin and possessing certain distinguishable characteristics...

Light Horse Breed Thoroughbred

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThe Arabian played a major role in the development of the Thoroughbred (hunter type), which originated in England in...

Draft Horse Percheron

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThe Percheron was imported into the United States in 1839, and the Percheron Horse Association of America was...

Light Horse Breed Standardbred

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThe Standardbred (saddle type), once called the American Trotting Horse, was a product of crossbreeding among Morgan,...

Draft Horse Clydesdales

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyClydesdales are well noted for their white faces and leg markings as well as the bell-bottom effect created by the...

Draft Horse Belgian

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyLoved by American farmers, the Belgian soon became more popular than the Percheron. The predominant color is sorrel or...

Light Horse Breed Palomino

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThe Palomino(color breed/stock/type/hunter type/saddle type) breed is considered the golden horse. The ideal color of a...

Equine Pedigree Factors of Selection

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyPurebred horses often are selected and priced based on their pedigrees. A horse's pedigree is a historical record of...

Connemara Pony Breed

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyAnother type of pony breed is the Connemara, which is known for its ability as a jumper. This breed originated in the...

Light Horse Breed American Paint Horse

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThe Paint Horse (color breed/stock type/hunter type) was introduced into the United States by Spanish explorers. It is...

Light Horse Breed Buckskin

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThere are two registries for Buckskin(color breed/stock type/hunter type) horses.Buckskin coat color is predominantly a...

Light Horse Breed American Quarter Horse

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyUnlike the imported Arabian and Thoroughbred, the American Quarter Horse (stock type) is the oldest surviving American...

Light Horse Breed Tennessee Walking Horse

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of KentuckyThe Tennessee Walking Horse (saddle type) was developed in, you guessed it, Tennessee; actually, the middle basin of...

Light Horse Breed American Saddlebred

Horses Updated: October 10, 2014

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky‚ÄéThe American Saddlebred (saddle type) was developed in Kentucky and influenced by the Narraganset Pacer, Morgan, and...

Sport Horse Breeds

Horses Updated: September 16, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Today's sport horses have a size and scope that enable them to demonstrate their strength and endurance in highly...

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