Breeds/ Breeding

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Vermont Riding Vacation

Go on a riding adventure at Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm, and enjoy scenic rides on spirited, smooth-gaited mounts.

Johan Zagers

Training Tips for Lusitanos

Use these tips from German Trainer Johan Zagers to understand and train Lusitano horses.

The Orlov Trotter, a driving horse, has a long and naturally arched neck and a large head. | Photo courtesy of Edwina Cruise and the Kentucky Horse Park

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.

A new arrival at the Haras de Vulsain in France. | Photo by Elisabeth Lévy

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.

A classic Tobiano coat pattern. | Photo by Cappy Jackson

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.

German-approved Friesian stallion Bouwe. Owned by Shaman

Breed Profile - Friesian

The Friesian horse is an ancient breed, descended from the Forest Horse. Learn more about the history, characteristics and uses of the Friesian horse.


Make Mine a Draft: The Appeal of Draft Horses

Learn more about the history of draft horses and meet some of the draft horses who live at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Adventures in Owning a Draft Horse

Once we got Star, our new 17 hand Percheron mare, home -- we discovered the adventure of owning a draft horse was only just beginning.... Written by Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch.

Legendary Quarter Horse sire Doc Bar | Courtesy of the American Quarter Horse Association

Breed Sires Legend Round-Up

Here's a roundup of legendary horse names you'll see on today's stellar pedigrees. By Teri Kramer for Horse & Rider magazine.

Aussie Horses

The history of Australia could be said to have been written on the back of a horse. Learn about the horses of Australia. Written by Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch.

Rare Breeds Survival Trust

Learn more about the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the rare native horses and ponies of Britain. Written by Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch.

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Breed Profile: Brindle Horse

Profile, description and history of the Brindle Horse

Azteca Filly | Azteca Horse Association of Canada

Breed Profile: Azteca

Profile, description and history of the Azteca Horse. Written for EquiSearch by Jayne Pedigo

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Breed Profile: Appaloosa

The Appaloosa horse has an interesting history. Learn more about this attractive and versatile breed in this breed profile written by Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch.


Breed Profile: Andalusian

Profile, description, history and uses of the Andalusian horse. Written by Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch

A Mission of Miracles for Rare Breeds

The Hamilton Rare Breeds Foundation: Debbie Hamilton of Hartland, Vt., would rather talk about her animals than herself. Wouldn't most horse owners? But hers need talking about. They're endangered--some so critically close to extinction her farm may be their last salvation.

Top Trainers Talk About Horse Breeds

Trainers from the English riding world talk about how some of the most popular horse breeds fit in the sport you want to pursue.

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Movie Review: "Majestic White Horses"

Horse lovers and history buffs are in for a memorable ride in IMAX's film of General Patton's daring WWII rescue of Austria's famous Spanish Riding School Lipizzans.

Appaloosa Breed Spotlight

An at-a-glance profile of this colorful breed, the Appaloosa.