Horse Breeds

Horse breeds refer to the most common and selectively bred population of horses often recorded in a breed registry. The term is used in a very broad sense to identify naturally selected horses in a common location within a limited geographic region.

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How much does a Belgian Draft Horse weigh?

They can weigh from 1,000 to 3,000 pounds.

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What to name a paint gelding horse?

There are quite a few names. I would think of Native American names because when I think of paint horses I think of the Native Americans riding them. I personally like the names Comanche and Geronimo (which I think would be a really good name for a jumping horse) but there are so many more out there. If you know his parents names you could combine those to make a name for him too. Or think of his personality, or any spots that look like something in particular.

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Types of horse that start with an A?

Horse Breeds starting with "A":

Abyssinian, Akhal Teke, Albanian, Altai, American Cream Draft, American Creme and White, American Walking Pony, Andalusian, Andravida, Anglo-Kabarda, Appaloosa, Araappaloosa, Arabian, Ardennes, Argentine Criollo, Asturian, Australian Brumby, Australian Stock Horse, Azteca.

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How much does it cost to buy a baby horse that is not trained?

it depends on the quality, conformation, breeding and temermant of the foal- so anywhere from 150 dollars to thousands of dollars. :) On average though it costs 600 dollars.

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Can a hanoverian horse have a pinto coat?

No, only hanoverian crosses can have pinto colouring. Registered hanoverians come in chestnut, bay, brown, black and grey - other colourations are prohibited by the breed regulations.

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What is the tamest horse?

Any hose is "the tamest" if it is treated right, trained well, and highly sociable, no matter what breed of horse that is put up for debate. Any horse in any breed can be temperamental, just as any horse in any breed can be very sweet and gentle.

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What are some draft horse names?

  • Percheron
  • Clydesdale
  • Belgian

If you mean draft breeds, here's a few more:

Suffolk Punch, Shire, Jutland, Ardennais

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Are Australian brumbies endangered?

Because brumbies are introduced to Australia, they are regarded as little more than feral horses. As such, they do not have a conservation status, and cannot be endangered.

Incidentally, there are plenty of them left, and they are not likely to be even unofficially endangered anytime soon.

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How do horses in Iceland survive in cold weather?

Icelandic horses have adapted to the harsh winters and have learned to dig for food. They are small which means they do not require as much food as a larger or heavier horse. They grow exceptionally thick winter coats which are very oily to help shed moisture and they stay in herds for body heat.This, coupled with people caring for them has allowed them to survive on the island.

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What is the opposite gender for mustang?

A mustang (Spanish mestengo) is a type of wild horse found in Mexico and in California.

The word 'mustang' does not reveal the gender of the animal, just as sting-ray does not reveal the gender of that type of ray.

If the gender of a horse needs to be known, words such as mare/filly (female), colt/stallion (male), etc are used.

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What is a Hanoverian temperament like?

The Hanoverian is described as having a stable, kind, but energetic personality. However it should be kept in mind that all horses no matter what breed they are have individual personalities that do not always fall within the breed description. European Warmblood breeds are known for their gentleness , but many also describe them as 'slow minded'.

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Can you give me a list of famous thoroughbreds?

Below is a list of some of the world's most famous thoroughbred

racehorses in flat racing. The list is not comprehensive but does

include a large number of famous thoroughbred racehorses.


All Along


Blushing Groom

Brigadier Gerard

Canonero II





Count Fleet




Dr. Fager

Duke of Magenta




Gallant Fox

John Henry



Kingston Town



Man O' War


Might and Power

Mill Reef

Native Dancer

Nijinsky II

Northern Dancer



Peintre Célèbre

Phar Lap

Real Quiet


Risen Star

Riva Ridge

Round Table




Seattle Slew




Sir Barton

Smarty Jones

Spectacular Bid


Tim Tam

The Minstrel

Tom Rolfe


War Admiral


I got this of the Internet ( i hate horse racing by the way it is so cruel)

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Why is a zebroid different from a horse or a zebra?

A zebroid is actually any hybrid of a zebra. Usually, the sire is a zebra, and the dam can be any type of equine.

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How tall is a dales pony?

They can be up to 14.2


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What are three important facts about the minotaur?

A minotaur was an animal that was half human half bull.

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What are male horses female horses and young horses called?

  • Baby Horse: Foal
  • Young Male Horse: Colt
  • Young Female Horse: Filly
  • Adult Male Horse: Stallion (if intact) or Gelding(if castrated)
  • Adult Female Horse: Mare or Dam (if she has had foals)

Note: There are differences (between countries) regarding the age when a colt or filly becomes an adult these range from between 2 to 5 years.

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What is a baby brumby called?

A brumby is simply a wild horse so a baby is called a foal.

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What breed of horse is blue jeans?

I believe that Blue Jeans is Arabian.

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Why do horses need to wear horseshoes?

Horses that are used for work or recreation on hard surfaces require horseshoes to preserve the hoof. Wild horses would not have needed a harder hoof since they spent most of their time feeding and roaming grassy, soft areas. Their hooves wore down at the correct rate for their needs. Once horses were domesticated, they spent more time on roads, in towns, etc. Hooves now wore down too quickly, and were damaged. A metal horseshoe, uniquely fitted to the animal, gives the horse stability and protection from these new elements that nature did not design their hooves for.

Not all domestic horses have horse shoes. Some owners let them go "bare feet". But if the bare feet horses go on rides they need boots, for their hooves. Most bare foot horses are just companion horses not riding ones.

However, horses are fine being barefoot as long as they are being ridden mostly on dirt or sand. As long as the hooves are in good shape (not too long, not too short, not cracked, and of the right angle), it does not bother a horse to walk barefoot. In fact, shoeing a horse when not necessary can compromise blood circulation in the foot, causing lameness. Keeping them barefoot creates better circulation, important to keeping their feet and hooves healthy. On average, a horse's hooves should be trimmed by a farrier every 6-8 weeks (or, if shod, their shoes should be replaced about that often). The horse should wear shoes if it is ridden a lot or if it is often ridden on pavement or gravel. This prevents their hooves from wearing down faster than they can grow, and protects them from these hard surfaces. Also, some horses need special shoes if they have leg or foot problems.

And yet, wild horses do not live on lush green soft pastures, nor dirt pastures, nor any other soft surface. They run on rocks that could be used as a rasp. That is how their feet are gradually trimmed as they need it. The truth is that in the wild, horses hooves are just as hard as the ground they travel on. The frog develops calluses and becomes tough against the rock too. Barefoot horses are way better off for many reasons, the main one being hooves flex with every step. This helps pump blood through the legs, and horseshoes prevent that, so it actually shortens your horses lifespan.

So in reality, there are various reasons that each horse owner has for their horses to have shoes and not have horse shoes. To each his own.

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What horse breed is named after a man?

The Morgan was named for a horse called Justin Morgan - who was named after the man who owned him - Justin Morgan.

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Where do palomino horses live?

Everywhere in the world. This question contains a key variable not mentioned: BREED.

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What is the pulling power of the Clydesdale horse breed?

Pulls equal 110% of horse weight.

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What breeds make the Andalusian horse?

The Andalusian breed was derived from Iberian, Arabian and Barb horses.

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What is the most often used horse breed by cowboys?

That's easy Quarter Horse

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Which breed of horse originated in Czechoslovakia?

Horse Breeds from CzechoslovakiaTHE SHAGYA-ARABIAN HORSE

The Shagya-Arabian horse was developed in the Austro-Hungarian Empire over 200 years ago The breed originated from the need for a horse with the endurance, intelligence and character of an Arabian, but with larger size and carrying capacity required by the Imperial Hussars. Over time, Shagyas were utilized both as carriage and light riding horses. The registry of the breed is the oldest next to the registry of the English Hunt Club. The Shagya breed was originally developed at the Imperial Stud at Baboina, Hungary. Failed experiments with Spanish and Thoroughbred blood eventually led the breeders at Babolna to a cross of native Hungarian mares with stallions of pure Desert Arabian blood. Shagya bloodlines were also developed at the stud farms at Topolcianky (Czechoslovakia), Radautz (Rumania) Mangalia (Rumania), and Kabijuk (Bulgaria).


The Hucul or Carpathian pony originated in the Carpathian Mountain range of Eastern Europe. Borders have changed many time throughout history along this mountain range, therefore, both Romania and Poland claim to be the country of origin for this breed.

The Hucul dates to the 13th century and is believed to have descended from the crossing of the wild Tarpan with Mongolian horses. Migratory tribes, like Mongols, introduced the horse to this region. The natural range of this little horse covers a great distance. Their habitat is the eastern Carpathians, called Huzulland. For 100s of years Huculs have bred in the mountains under very difficult climatic conditions. Isolated from other horses, the breed developed into a resistant and robust horse.

In 1856 a stud for this breed was first established at Roaduti, Romania. Several bloodlines were established by the foundation stallions -- Goral, Hroby, Ousor, Pietrousu and Prislop -- and the horses were carefully bred to preserve the purity of these bloodlines.

In 1922, 33 horses were sent to Czechoslovakia to establish a herd there which would becomew the Gurgul line. WWII caused a severe decline in the number of Hucul horses in Czechoslovakia. It was not until the early 1970s that concerned breeders established an organization, Hucul Club, to address the declining number of Huculs in Czechoslovakia. In 1982 they established a stud book with 50 purebred animals and the goal of increasing the numbers in that region.

Today, Huculs are bred mainly in the Bucovina region of Romania as well as Hungary, regions of the Slovak Republic and areas of the former Soviet Union. In recent years the popularity of this breed has even spread as far as England.


The world famous Lipizzaner horse is strongly identified as having its origins in Czechoslovakia.

However, they are often credited to Austria. They were relocated during the Napoleonic Wars to Czech, Yugoslavis, Hungary and Romania.

Then there are the Kladruby, also known as Kladrubsk, Kladrubian, or Kladrubier horse was bred in Bohemia which is known as the Czech Republic today. These horses are apparently some of the "progenitors of famous Lippizaner lineages."

However, Lipizzans, as they are also known, are predominately Andalusian (Spanish), Neapolitan (Italian) and Arabian with some Danish, Holstein and Kladruby mixed in.

But Lipizzans are neither wholly Czech nor Austrian.


Kladruber: First registered in the early 18th century, when 1,000 horses were recorded at the royal stud at Kladrub. Some exceeded 19 hands! A fire destroyed the stud and its records in 1770, but the breed was rescued and now produces smaller, but still impressive, horses that continue to bein great demand. Its body is long and tubular rather than deep, with strong, rounded hinquarters and good, clean limbs. The horses from Kladrub are gray and black variety is raised at the state stud at Slatinany. I looked through a lot of page to find that. I knew the answer as a friend in Europe has one but not enough to give full detail.

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