Of the hundreds of horse and pony breeds around today, some have been around for far longer than you may think.
The English Thoroughbred history is one that extends far back in time; with records indicating that stocks of Arab and Barb horses were introduced to the country as early as the 3rd Century!
Arabians resided among the desert peoples of the Arabian Peninsula for thousands of years, looked after and bred by the Bedouins for use in both conflict and for lengthy treks and fast forays into enemy villages. With its large lung capacity and incredible strength, the Arabian developed to thrive in these rough desert conditions.
With their beautiful dappled coats and exceptional endurance, Appaloosa horses are world renowned as being one of the most exclusive breeds on the planet. Even more interesting than the animals themselves, however, is their history, and exactly how they came to be so beloved by trainers and breeders in every corner of the world.
There are a myriad of horse breeds globally, and each one has a unique trait, some are known for being hard-working while others are known for being gentle. There are some that have unusual colours, while some just look unusual.
10 Interesting Facts about the Falabella Developed in isolated conditions throughout most of the 1800s, the Falabella has its foundations in the Andalusian and Iberian breeds and descended from horse stock in South America. Here are 10 interesting facts about this miniature breed.
The Largest Breeds In The World Horse breeds come in all shapes and sizes. For the most part, the average horse stands at around 15 hands high, and weighs around 500 kilograms, with stallions weighing a little more, depending on the breed. But there are some select breeds throughout the world that take size and […]
Five Extinct Horse Breeds Horse have existed alongside humans for as far back as civilisation has existed, and over those thousands of years, dozens of different horse breeds and species have existed. Some existed naturally before being discovered by humans, while others were bred over many years by those looking to create new types of […]
The Ultimate Thoroughbred Race Horse Buyer’s Guide These days, race horses are referred to as thoroughbreds and the name accurately describes the lineage of this breed as they have literally been thoroughly bred and come from a bloodline of champions. While thoroughbred horses excel at flat racing, other breeds such as the Standardbred and quarter […]
The Rarest Horse Breeds in the World The first horses were domesticated approximately 8000 years ago and played an important part throughout history in the development of modern civilisation. Used in battle, agriculture, transport and a variety of other activities, horses were only bred for purely recreational purposes from the 18th century onwards. Even though […]