Breeds

Belgian Horse

Today's Belgian is a big, powerful fellow that retains the drafty middle, a deep, strong foot, a lot of bone, the heavy muscling and amiable disposition possessed by the early Belgians. His qualities as an easy keeper, a good shipper, and a willing worker are intact.



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Photo Gallery: More Baroque Horse Images

If you enjoyed the Baroque Horse Gallery in the August 2009 issue of Dressage Today magazine, here are some more photos.



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Know What to Expect from the Pre-Purchase Exam

It's an exciting time: You've ridden him, you've witnessed his stable manners and you've spent time with him. And you've decided to go ahead and "vet" your potential



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Finding the Right New Owner

You may want to enlist a professional to get your horse in tip top sales shape before you decide to market your horse.



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Training Tips for Lusitanos

Use these tips from German Trainer Johan Zagers to understand and train Lusitanos. By Julia Wentscher for Dressage Today magazine.



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Help For New Horse Owners

When problems loom large(or small), there's no need to go it alone. Ask yourself some key questions, and consider getting help from a pro.



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Is Stallion Ownership for You?

Testosterone has a powerful influence on a horse's disposition and behavior, and the responsibilities of caring for a stud are huge.



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20 Questions About Your New Horse

If you're in the market for a horse, it's extremely important to take your time and find one right for you. If you do find one that interests you, our author had listed 20 horse buying questions every potential horse owner should ask.



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Soft Touch for Gaited Horses

Many of us who own gaited horses share the same problems. Our horses won't stand still for us to mount. When we ride, our horses are stiff and tense. They get excited and may rear. They can't



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History of the Orlov Trotter, Orlov-Rostopchin Breeds

The Orlov Trotter from Russia is one of the world's most rare horse breeds, but it is sometimes confused with the Orlov-Rostopchin, another distinctive Russian breed with a similar history. By Laurie Bonner for EQUUS magazine.



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Sandy Croote: Minis are Horses too

They may look small, but Miniature Horses have the same heart and desire as any full-size model. They can stand proudly in a halter class, pull carts, perform at liberty and even go over fences, only



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France: A History in Horse Breeds

Junior Equitation star and (currently) judge Cynthia Hankins now spends part of her time in France, where she rides at a top breeding farm, absorbs French equestrian culture and gleans horse breed knowledge. An exclusive from Practical Horseman magazine to EquiSearch.



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Vavra Remembers Special Spanish Foal

In this excerpt from his book Stallions of the Quest, equine photographer Robert Vavra remembers the birth of a special foal in Andalucia, Spain.



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Tobiano Paint Horse Trivia

Interested in learning more about this colorful facet of the American Paint Horse? Read on for some breeding tips that'll help you mix some loud Paint of your own and enjoy a round of Tobiano Trivia. By Cindy Gattis with Sue M. Copeland.



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Breed Profile - Friesian

The Friesian horse is an ancient breed, descended from the Forest Horse. Learn more about its history, characteristics and uses. Written by Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch.



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