Horse Breeds

What is a Dapple Grey Horse? Horse Dappling explained

What is a Dapple Grey Horse? Horse Dappling explained

The term grey horse can be confusing. This is because a grey horse can be born with any number of base colors depending on their genetics. However over time they will all slowly become more grey and most grey horses will eventually become completely white. […]

Bald Face Horse and other Horse Markings Explained

Bald Face Horse and other Horse Markings Explained

One of the most beautiful features of the horse is their unique markings. Horse markings typically refer to the presence of a light marking on an otherwise dark base color coat.  Every marking is different, and it is a reminder of each horses unique personality. […]

The Highland Pony – History, Uses, and Interesting Facts

The Highland Pony – History, Uses, and Interesting Facts

The Highland pony is one of the most well known native British horse breeds. The breed is specifically a Scottish pony that has developed over several centuries. Scotland has a harsh environment and climate that can often be quite severe in winter. The Highland pony […]

The Friesian Horse – History, Info, & Interesting Facts

The Friesian Horse – History, Info, & Interesting Facts

The Friesian horse breed has an undeniable presence. They stand tall and proud, making it very unlikely they would go unnoticed in a group of horses. Despite their bulky physique, the Friesian is graceful and light-footed in its movements. The Friesian is a popular and […]

5 Best Horse Breeds for Dressage

5 Best Horse Breeds for Dressage

Modern dressage is dominated by European bred horses, in particular breeds from Germany and Holland. With this in mind, it isn’t necessary to have an expensive pure dressage bred horse. Flatwork is the basis of good riding, and dressage is the foundation of flatwork. All […]

Percheron Horse- History, Colors, Uses, and Facts

Percheron Horse- History, Colors, Uses, and Facts

The Percheron draft horse is one of the most common and well-known draft breeds. Their large, powerful physique is at first intimidating, but they have wonderful, gentle natures. The Percheron’s willing personality makes it popular for many uses, in particular, pulling heavy loads and driving […]

The Best Horse Breeds for Jumping

The Best Horse Breeds for Jumping

Most horses are capable of jumping a small jump. But when it comes to needing a horse to participate in jumping regularly, it is best to look at specific breeds. Modern jumping horses have developed over decades of careful breeding. Within certain breeds, there can […]

The Lusitano – Ancient & Majestic Portuguese Horse

The Lusitano – Ancient & Majestic Portuguese Horse

The Lusitano Horse originates in Portugal and is one of the oldest horse breeds in the world. In fact, today’s Lusitano still carries DNA that follows the maternal line back to the Early Neolithic wild horses of the Iberian Peninsula. Scientific research believes that the […]

8 interesting Facts about the Kiger Mustang

8 interesting Facts about the Kiger Mustang

The Kiger Mustang is a strain of mustang that are found in one particular region in the United States. They are one of the best known horses that are bred in the wild. Their unique genetic makeup, coloring, and other impressive physical traits along with […]

6 Famous Dutch Horse Breeds

6 Famous Dutch Horse Breeds

The Dutch have a long history of breeding horses. In the Netherlands there is evidence that horses were bred since at least the 4th century . The most famous breeds are associated with particular provinces or regions and in many cases were developed to meet […]