Articles Tagged 'Horse Breed'

Friesian Horse Breed Profile

Horse Breed Guide — August 28, 2017
Can you recognize a Friesian horse? This horse breed stands out with its shiny black coat and long, thick mane and tail. Equitrekking interviews Elizabeth Sharp, president of the Friesian Horse Association of North America (FHANA), to learn more about these graceful and striking horses. All photos credited to Megan… Read more »

The Akhal-Teke Horse Breed

Horse Breed Guide — August 24, 2017
Elegant, exotic and rare, this horse's sleek, athletic body is often compared to a cheetah or greyhound. Learn about the Akhal-Teke horse breed, made sensible and sensitive through a history selective breeding. Is this the right horse breed for you?  We interviewed Terri Fender of the Akhal-Teke Association of America… Read more »

The Missouri Fox Trotter Breed Profile

Horse Breed Guide — July 10, 2013
The breed with an easy-going flat foot walk, smooth "fox" trot and a relaxed, free-flowing canter. Did you know the Missouri Fox Trotter has three natural gaits and no special shoeing or training is required? This breed is known for the comfort it affords its rider. Equitrekking interviews Joyce Graening,… Read more »

The Florida Cracker Horse

Horse Breed Guide — March 5, 2013
Learn about the Florida Cracker Horse, Florida State's Heritage Horse and an undiscovered jewel. by Karen Prell Since this year of 2013 marks the 500th birthday of the naming of the state of Florida by the Spanish explorers who landed here, I thought I appropriate to introduce you all to a… Read more »

Palomino Horse Profile

Horse Breed Guide — October 16, 2012
Known as "the smartest horse in movies," the super mount of Hollywood's Roy Rogers was a Palomino horse. In the 1960's, Mr. Ed, a Palomino, had his own TV show!  Equitrekking interviews Melonie Furnish, President of The Palomino Horse Breeders Association to learn more about the horse with the golden coat... the Palomino… Read more »

The Pinto Horse Breed Profile

Horse Breed Guide — August 28, 2012
Do you know the difference between the Pinto and the Paint horse? "American Paint horses are limited to registered bloodlines of Paint, American Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred horses, whereas the Pinto can be from an array of bloodlines." –PtHA   Learn more about the Pinto in our latest Horse Breed… Read more »

The Paso Fino Horse Breed Profile

Horse Breed Guide — July 31, 2012
With its unique gait and distinctive conformation, the Paso Fino is a special breed of horse. Learn about the history and versatility of this smooth, gaited horse. by Raina Paucar Equitrekking interviews Patti Blichmann of the Paso Fino Horse Association to learn more about the Paso Fino. Is the Paso… Read more »

The American Paint Horse Breed Profile

Horse Breed Guide — June 26, 2012
Is the American Paint Horse the right breed for you? This colorful and unique breed of horse has been used throughout American history and is a Hollywood favorite.  Equitrekking interviews Laura Jesberg, Director of Marketing for the American Paint Horse Association (APHA). Laura shares the history of the American Paint Horse and… Read more »

The Arabian Horse Breed Profile

Horse Breed Guide — June 19, 2012
Learn the history and characteristics of the Arabian horse. A history of close interaction with people have given Arabians an innate ability to bond with humans. Find out if this is the right breed for you! Equitrekking interviews Hilary Nixon, Communications Coordinator for the Arabian Horse Association. She shares her… Read more »

The Pura Raza EspaƱola Breed Profile

Horse Breed Guide — May 23, 2012
Did you know that Pure Spanish Horses are good at fetching? Or that gray or white horses are born black or very dark brown and change color over time? Learn more interesting facts about the Pura Raza Española breed and find out if this is the right horse for you! Equitrekking… Read more »