Articles Tagged 'Horse Breed Guide'

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 »

Holsteiner Horse Breed Profile

Horse Breed Guide — February 2, 2013
Learn about the Holsteiner horse breed, which originated over 700 years ago in northern Germany, in Equitrekking's guide to horses around the world.  One of the great German Sporting horses, the Holsteiner horse has a history of courage, agility, strength, and reliability making modern Holsteiners great for jumping, dressage, driving… 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 Shire Horse Breed Profile

Horse Breed Guide — July 27, 2012
A a descendant of the Old English Black Horse from mediaeval times, the Shire is considered a "heavy breed" of horse. Despite standing up to 19 hands or more, it has a very gentle disposition. These horses are strong and big-barreled for pulling, but can also be ridden under saddle. Find… Read more »