Common horse breed characteristics found in each equine breed

Andalusian horse breed classification

Definitive horse breed classifications define the characteristics that are fixed in the genetic makeup of a particular equine breed. Characteristics that will be passed from sire or dam to colt or filly. For instance, the English Style Horse Breed Classification is usually more angular than stock horses and has a more extreme style and action

The Irish Draught breed a favourite among show jumpers

Noted for its intelligence and kind temperament, the Irish Draught Horse is an attractive looking well balanced horse with straight athletic action. One of the most famous show jumpers is King of Diamonds, an Irish Draught horse who sired Special Envoy

The French Anglo Arab Horse Breed

Anglo-Arab-Mishkoh

The Anglo Arab Horse Breed is a more substantial horse than the pure bred Arabian and is a mix of Arabian and Thoroughbred that produces a true sport horse. French Anglo Arabs have been very successful with the French three day event team

Origin Of The Anglo Arab Horse Breed

By the end of the 18th century, once the English thoroughbred was established an idea developed that it could be possible to combine the skeletal mechanics and speed of the thoroughbred racehorse with the pure bred Arabian to produce the Anglo Arab Horse Breed

The Welsh Section Pony and Welsh Cob horse breed

The Welsh Section Pony Breed A to D

One of the most popular pony breeds the Welsh Section Pony can be found competing in every ridden discipline including; Hunter Classes, Driving, Dressage, Combined Training, Combined Driving, English & Western Pleasure and also heavy harness

Horse Breeds their Characteristics & Suitability ...

Breeds of Horse Information & Suitability

Looking to buy a horse and need information on the various breeds of horse. Then surf through our horse breed pages for information on the multitude of horse and pony breeds from around the world. Including relevant information on horse breed characteristics and the breed suitability for ridden disciplines

Origin Of The Selle Francais Horse Breed

The Selle Francais Horse Breed

French equine breeders have created the extraordinary horse breed called the Selle Francais. They have selectively crossed their sturdy native horses with Thoroughbred stallions and introduced French Anglo-Arab and French Trotter bloodlines to add brilliance, agility and energy to the Selle Francais breed

The Quarter Horse breed excels at racing over a short distance

Quarter Horse Breed Origins

The quarter horse breed made its name during the great days of cattle herding in the American west, when settlers required a totally dependable mount. Today the quarter horse is immensely popular in western riding competitions such as barrel racing, rodeos and roping

Quarter Horse Origins and Important Sires & Dams ...

Quarter Horse Breed Origins

Steel Dust, Peter McCue, Shiloh and Sir Archy are all names any Quarter Horse breeder or owner will be aware of. But, how do they all fit together to confirm the origins of the Quarter Horse breed? Or should as some say, the quarter horse be designated a type of horse rather than a breed …

Origins of the Thoroughbred Horse Breed ...

Thoroughbred Horse Breed Origins

Thoroughbred horse breeding originated in England and the term Thoroughbred describes a breed of horse whose direct ancestry traces back to three foundation sires; the Darley Arabian, the Godolphin Arabian and the Byerly Turk

A look at the Danish Warmblood Breed & what it's good for

Danish Warmblood Horse Breed Characteristics

Good for dressage or cross country riding the Danish Warmblood breed produces handsome horses that have presence and courage. You can spot the breed by the brand which is usually on the quarters and looks like a crown above a wavy line.

The Suffolk Punch is one of the best farm horses ever bred

Suffolk Punch Horse Breed

They’ve been around since the 16th century and unlike many heavy horses the Suffolk Punch has relatively clean legs, which make them well suited to farm work and easier to care for. They are also used to pull drays and have a uniform Chestnut coat

Origin Of The Andalusian Horse Breed

Andalusian Horse Breed

When the Moors invaded Spain in the 7th Century AD, they brought Barb horses with them. They cross bred the Barb horse with native Spanish breeds and the Andalusian horse was born. Today the Andalusian is one of the best known and most recognisable horses in the world

The American Paint Horse Breed

The American Paint Horse Breed

The American Paint Horse Association was formed in 1965 and today the American Paint Horse breed is extremely popular in traditional stock-horse riding events as well as a variety of other Western riding disciplines.

Origin Of The Morgan Horse Breed

The Morgan Horse Breed

A horse named Justin Morgan was a living legend who began as an unremarkable colt and became the father of an entire breed of horses, the Morgan Horse Breed , who are recognized for their quality and dependability

Facts & History of the Cleveland Bay Horse Breed

Cleveland Bay Horse Breed

The Cleveland Bay was once called the Yorkshire Coach Horse. Crossed with the Thoroughbred, this equine breed produces fine upstanding heavyweight hunters, excellent carriage horses and some first rate show jumpers

Horse Breed Associations & Breed Registers

Native Horse Breed Dressage

Horse Breed associations, registers or clubs are dedicated to activities surrounding a specific type or breed of horse. They are an excellent source of information regarding that specific breed and, in many cases will be able to verify breeding for an individual horse, its sire or dam.

Origins & attributes of the Appaloosa Horse Breed

The Appaloosa Horse Breed - hdr

The Appaloosa was originally bred by the Nez Perc Indians and Arabian bloodlines were introduced in the late 19th century. Today the Nez Perce, have begun to breed a purer Native American horse, to bring out the best Appaloosa traits, so often desired by their ancestors