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Title: Equine Breeds


1
Equine Breeds
  • Ms. Whitford

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Light Horses
  • At least 14.2 hands tall at the withers
  • 900 - 1400 pounds
  • Most common type of horse in the United States

3
Appaloosa
  • Well known for speed
  • Used by the Nez Perce Indians as war horses
  • Originated from Spanish horses left behind by
    explorers
  • Unique color pattern of spots (predominantly over
    the hip)

4
Arabian
  • Originated in Arabia
  • Oldest and purest breed
  • Known for strength and stamina
  • High tail setting
  • Short back

5
Lipazzan
  • Developed in Spain
  • Born brown or black in color
  • Changes to white or gray at about 6-10 years of
    age
  • Famous as dressage performers

6
Morgan
  • Developed in the United States
  • Americas first breed of light horse
  • Descended from one horse, Justin Morgan

7
Mustang
  • Developed by Mother Nature in the Western United
    States
  • Near extinction in 1970
  • Available through the Adopt-A-Horse program from
    the US Government

8
American Quarter Horse
  • Developed in the United States as a race horse
  • Named for their fast times in the 1/4 mile
  • Known for speed, strength intelligence
  • Most popular horse breed in the world

9
American Saddlebred
  • Developed in the United States
  • Ridden by many famous riders
  • Paul Revere
  • Daniel Boone
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Stonewall Jackson
  • Robert E. Lee

10
Paint
  • Originates in the United States
  • Stock type horse
  • Color patterns are called Tobiano and Overo

11
Standardbred
  • Fastest harness horse in the world
  • Name comes from the fact that the horses must
    meet a specific standard.
  • Bay, brown or black in color

12
Tennessee Walking Horse
  • Originated in Tennessee
  • Possess a unique running walk gait
  • Very easy to ride

13
Thoroughbred
  • Originated in England
  • Designed to sustain speed over distances while
    carrying weight
  • Largest of the light breeds
  • Fastest in the world due to their long legs,
    muscles, and stride

14
Draft Horse Breeds
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American Cream Draft
  • Originated from the mare Old Granny in Iowa in
    1911
  • Rich cream color with white mane tail
  • Pink skin
  • Amber colored eyes
  • Average 1600-1800 lbs.

16
Belgian
  • Originated in Belgium
  • American Belgian Association is headquartered in
    Wabash, IN
  • Widest, deepest, most compact of the draft horses
  • Extremely quiet and docile

17
Clydesdale
  • Developed in Scotland
  • Commonly bay in color
  • Known for four white socks with hairy fetlocks
  • Made famous in US beer commercials

18
Friesian
  • Native to the Netherlands
  • Prior to WWI there were only 3 sires still alive
  • Known for long tail mane
  • Very calm breed

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Percheron
  • Originated in France
  • 1,700-2,200 lbs
  • Most popular draft breed in the early 1900s

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Shire
  • Developed in England
  • Largest of all modern horse breeds
  • Once used to carry knights into battle
  • Mostly black with white legs

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Breeds of Light Horses Quiz
  • 1. Palomino 2. Appaloosa
  • 3. Morgan 4. Quarter Horse

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Breeds of Light Horses Quiz
  • 5. Thoroughbred 6. Mustang
  • 7. Arabian 8. Paint
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