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Title: Breeds of Horses


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Breeds of Horses
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Horse Colors
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Horse Colors Continued
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How tall is a horse?
  • The height of a horse
  • is expressed in hands
  • A hand is equal to
  • 4 inches.
  • The height of a horse is measured at the withers.

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Appalossa
  • Originated in U.S. from horses brought
  • from Spain.
  • They are white over hips and loins with dark
    spots. Sometimes they are white all over.
  • The Nez Perce Indian tribe developed the breed.

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American Bashkir Curly
  • Originated in Russia, near the Ural mountains.
  • Has long silky curly hair.
  • Hair sheds in summer grows back in winter.
  • Can be many different colors.

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American Mustang
  • Originated in U.S. from horses brought to New
    World by Spanish.
  • Originally came from North Africa.
  • Used for show and pleasure riding, jumping and as
    a stock horse.
  • May be any color.

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Arabian
  • Originated in Arabia
  • Small, 850-1100 lbs.
  • Used for pleasure, showing and as a stock horse.
  • Colors are bay, gray and chestnut a few are black.

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Andalusian
  • Originated in Spain.
  • There are very few in the U.S. because Spain did
    not allow exports.
  • Used for pleasure, jumping and bullfighting.
  • Colors are bay, white and gray and black

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American Cream
  • Originated in the U.S.
  • Is a color breed-registered on basis of color.
  • Used for riding exhibition and as a stock horse.

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Belgian
  • Originated in Belgium
  • A draft horse
  • Weight- 1,900 to 2,200 lbs.
  • Colors bay, chestnut and roan.

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Buckskin
  • Originated in U.S. from Spanish stock.
  • Is a color breed.
  • Used for pleasure riding and as a stock horse.
  • Colors, buckskin, dun and red dun

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Chincoteague Pony
  • Descends from the wild horses on Assateague
    Island off the coast of Va. And Maryland.
  • Were brought to Island from mainland by their
    owners to avoid taxes in the 17th century
  • They are pony size 12-13 hands high, due to poor
    diet and harsh environment.
  • Due to large amount of salt in diet they drink
    twice as much water as other domestic horses.
  • The large amount of water they drink gives them a
    bloated look.

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Cleveland Bay
  • Originated in England
  • Larger horse-1,150-1400 lbs.
  • Used as a utility horse, pleasure riding and
    driving.
  • Color- Solid bay with black legs.

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Connemara Pony
  • Originated in Ireland
  • Came to U.S. in 1951
  • Used for jumping and pleasure riding.
  • Colors- Roan or chestnut, bay, black, brown,
    cream, dun or gray.

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Clydesdale
  • Originated in Scotland
  • Used as a draft horse
  • Weights between 1,700 and 1,900 lbs.
  • Colors- bay and brown with white markings.

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Galiceno
  • Originated in Spain
  • Small breed-12 to 13 hands high.
  • Used for pleasure riding.
  • Colors are bay,black, chestnut, dun and brown.

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Hackney
  • Originated in England
  • Weighs 800 to 1,200 lbs.
  • Used as a harness or carriage horse.
  • Colors-bay, brown or chestnut, with white
    markings.

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Missouri Fox Trotting Horse
  • Came from the Ozarks in Missouri.
  • Major use is pleasure riding
  • Has a fox trot gait
  • Color is sorrel, usually with white markings.

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Percheron
  • Originated in France
  • Is a draft horse
  • Weight 1,900-2,000lbs.
  • Color bay, brown, chestnut and roan.

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Morab
  • Originated in California.
  • A cross between Morgan and Arabian.
  • Used for showing , endurance riding and pleasure
    riding.
  • Colors-may be any color, but without spots.

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Morgan
  • Originated in the New England States, during the
    late 1700s.
  • Used for pleasure riding, and as a stock horse.
  • Is the foundation breed for many breeds in the
    U.S.
  • Colors- bay, black brown and Chestnut.

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Palomino
  • Originated in the U.S. from Spanish Stock.
  • Used for pleasure riding, stock, harness and as
    a parade horse.
  • Color-gold- color does not breed true in crosses.
    Mane and tail are lighter colors.

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Pinto
  • Originated in the U.S.
  • Preferred color is ½ white and ½ colored .
  • Legs are usually white.
  • 4-types, stock, pleasure, hunter and saddle.

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Pony of the Americas
  • Originated in U.S.
  • Color patterns of the
  • Appaloosa.
  • Used for pleasure riding and showing.
  • From 11 to 13 hands
  • high.

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Quarter Horse
  • Originated in U.S.
  • First used as a race horse. quarter miler
  • Comes in most colors
  • Used for pleasure riding, racing, showing and as
    a stock horse.

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Shetland Pony
  • Originated in Shetland Islands.
  • May be any horse color.
  • Two sizes- less than
  • 10-3 hands and between 10-3 and
  • 11-1 hands high.
  • Used for pleasure riding by children and for
    showing and racing.

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Spanish Mustang
  • Originated in U.S. from horses brought to this
    country from Spain.
  • Color-may have any the horse colors.
  • A small horse 13 to 14-2 hands high.
  • Used for pleasure riding and as stock and pack
    horse.

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Standardbred
  • Originated in the U.S.
  • Colors are bay, black, brown and chestnut. Other
    colors may accour.
  • Developed as a harness racing horse

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Tennessee Walking Horse
  • Originated in the U.S.
  • Colors include sorrel, chestnut, black, bay,
    brown, white and golden.
  • Noted for its running walk gait.
  • Used for pleasure riding and showing.

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Thoroughbred
  • Originated in England.
  • Development as a race horse began in the 17th.
    Century
  • Colors include bay, brown, and chestnut
  • Used as a race horse

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Trakehner
  • Originated in East Prussia.
  • Name comes from the town in East Prussia were the
    breed was established.
  • Large horse 16-17 hands.
  • Used as a dressage horse- has elegant movement.
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