Horse Breed Guide

Discover horse breeds from around the world, including fun horse facts. Find out which horse is right for you!


The American Quarter Horse Breed Profile

March 9, 2012
Equitrekking Interviews Jim Bret Campbell, AQHA Senior Director of Marketing and Publications, examining the history and legacy of the American Quarter Horse. Founded in 1940, the American Quarter Horse Association is the largest equine breed organization in the world. With headquarters in Amarillo, Texas, AQHA has a membership of more… Read more »

The Chincoteague Pony Breed Profile

March 2, 2012
Equitrekking interviews Gale Park Frederick, founder of The National Chincoteague Pony Association and the world's first Chincoteague Pony Registry. Gale shares the unique story of these American Ponies. Learn about their history, characteristics and some interesting facts about this breed. Discover if the Chicoteague Pony is the right horse breed for you!… Read more »

Horses Around the World Breed Videos

September 17, 2011
Watch videos of beautiful horses around the world. I've traveled the world to film with Welsh Cobs, Icelandics, Thoroughbreds, Highland ponies, Morgan horses and more - all in their native environments. Horse breeds around the world are profiled in these video clips from our Emmy-winning Equitrekking TV show.  Horse Breeds Video… Read more »

Criollo Horses in Uruguay

February 25, 2010
To talk about of the Criollo horse is to talk about the Gaucho... proud, adventurous, simple and noble. by Ricardo Bonner The term criollo is used in South America, and specifically in Uruguay, to describe animal breeds, food, events, etc., that are common, characteristic, or emblematic of the country. Originally… Read more »

Marsh Tacky: The “Common” Horse of Lowcounty South Carolina

February 25, 2010
By Caroline Maffry Photos © Dwain Snyder at The History of the Marsh Tacky In 1846 naturalist John James Audubon wrote that the Marsh Tacky is as “tough as a Pine knot.” Indigenous to the marshy coastal islands in the low land or Lowcountry region of South Carolina, these… Read more »

The Fell Pony: A Rare English Treasure

February 25, 2010
By Mary Jean Gould-Earley, MD Photos by MJ Gould-Earley/Laurel Highland Farm Timaeus, writing c. 400 B.C., mentioned the “Fortunate Islands” in a reference to the British Isles’ wealth of tin found during the Bronze Age. No doubt modern-day pony lovers would consider this nickname equally appropriate, given the impressive array… Read more »

The Icelandic Horse

February 25, 2010
By Judie Framan Photography by Elliot Framan The horse is an integral part of the Icelandic nation. They came to Iceland with the Vikings around 900 AD. It is thought that they were descendents of the Mongolian ponies that were imported to Scandinavia. The story of the settling of the… Read more »

The Irish Draught Horse: A Horse for all Seasons

February 25, 2010
The unique qualities of temperament, soundness and ability have been bred into the Irish Draught over hundreds of years of galloping across the Irish countryside. By Judie Framan Photography by Elliot Framan “It is difficult to name one compelling trait of the Irish Draught,” says Rachael Cox, Information Officer of… Read more »

The Mangalarga Marchador: A Rare Breed

February 25, 2010
In Brazil, they weave the history of the Marchador as if telling an epic legend. Eyes glowing and with great pride, the breeders recount the sires and the mares that were the foundation of the breed. They willingly share where they are taking their breeding – to the Nuevo tradicao,… Read more »

The Paso Fino: The Horse with the Fine Step

February 25, 2010
By Judie Framan Photos by Elliot Framan "Often I am asked why Paso Fino’s are so special,” says Fernando De Leon, a New Mexico horse trainer who specializes in gaited horses. “Paso Fino horses are completely different from any other breed for many reasons, but the most important is the… Read more »