Caspian Horse; Treats And Singularities

Originated in the north of Iran, the Caspian horse despite of its small size is a breed that is considered a horse, and not a pony. Even though his size can bring someone to think about them as a pony, the Caspian Horse is gifted with a character that correspond mostly to horses, and together with his gaits and conformation make that the experts include them in that category.

The breed is supposed by many to be the oldest of the horse breeds that are still in existence.

The presence of the breed got attention in the 1960s, after been forgotten for many centuries. The American and Iranian resident Louise Firouz, an Iranian horse breeder, took it to the public Knowledge, and later helped to make possible the preservation of the breed that can be seen these days.

The rests of the also called Khazar horse specimen from 3400 B.C.E, was found in Iran in 2011 at Gohar Tappeh, confirming for some scholars the theory that the Caspian horse is the oldest existent horse breed in the world.

 Video-The Energy Of The Caspian Horse

Characteristics Of The Caspian Horse

Most of Caspian horses reach a height that varies from 40 to 50 in, and display a fine and short head, big eyes, little ears and small body. They have also robust legs, straight back and elegant neck.

Many of the features of the Caspian horse breed are similar to the characteristics of the Arabian horse, which is a breed that is thought to be its descendant.

Traits of the horse that the breeder Louis Firouz underlines are; intelligence, kindness, and temperament even though it is easy to appreciate the energy that flows across their veins.

At first the breed was considered more like a miniature horse, than a pony, because its phenotypically and morphologically aspect.

Talking about endurance, beyond to be excellent jumpers considering their tallness, the Caspian are sturdy, and shows resilient foot that needs shoeing in rare occasions.

The Breed horses can be mostly seen in black, dun, bay, chestnut, gray and white marks are really exceptional.

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Caspian Horse In The Past

Documented firstly in the 6th century CE, the Caspian breed ancestors were breed to satisfy the enormous necessity of the Persian Empire for land transport. Especially focused in speed and sturdiness, the Persian breeders provided the high quality horses that in those days were demanded as a tribute by the Sha of Persia.

Evidence of the existence of the horses in those ages were found with the Oxus treasure, and seemingly manufactured in the central area of the Empire. The discovering shows a small chariot that with its bigger wheels is pulled by horses that are smaller than the the persons that it carries.

Islamic and Mongol domination, caused that any additional historic evidence disappeared, making historians to think that the breed was extinct, until 1965 when was rediscovered.

Uses Of The Caspian Horse

The most common use of the Caspian Horse is pulling carts, and can be often be seen in the slim streets of northern towns of Iran doing it. Their small size and quickness are highly useful to navigate the markets and narrows alleys of these small cities. Also their sturdiness is recognized by the inhabitants of the towns, as an important help in the transport of heavy loads across their narrow streets.

Also pony racing is one of the activities in which they were used, and even the Former Sha of Iran sponsored a race in which children were mounting Caspian horses in the Tehran’s racetrack.

As was mentioned before the ability of the Caspian Horse to jump is a trait that make them very competitive in jumping events that are intended to be focused on smaller horses.

Palomino Horse And His Traits

Since ancient times, the relationship between the horse and men has been one of the closest in nature. Although in the beginning, horses, in general, were used for work purposes only, nowadays, this relationship has grown into a deeper level, a level in which horse and men are partners.

As with other animal species, the development of new races or characteristics in horses has obsessed breeders and enthusiast to obtain the desired traits they want. This is the case of the Palomino Horse.

Even tough Palomino Horses are very popular among enthusiasts and high-class men and women; they are not a breed themselves. The Palomino title can be conferred to various races that comply with a complex pattern of color on its coat, crin, mane, eyes and ‘naked skin’.

 

The Palomino Pattern

 

Palomino Horse pattern is distinguished for having a yellow to golden coat – the best color is ‘gold coin’ – with white or ivory mane and tail (at least 75% of the hair must be pure white). Other characteristics of the Palomino Horse is that it must have – with a few exceptions – dark skin underneath the coat with the only exception of having pink spots in the eye’s area. Another kind of skin color, like pink, may be enough to consider that particular horse as non-Palomino.  Another characteristic of the Palomino Horse is the white markings on its ankles and pasterns. The iris of the Palomino Horses should be hazel, brown or black – blue, partial blue or glass color can be accepted under certain circumstances. As for the markings on the face, they aren’t required to have a particular pattern, but if they are present in the horse’s face, they must be white. Also, mature horses must have a height between 14 and 17 hands.

History Of the Palomino Horse Breed

 

 

The ‘history’ of the Palomino Horse is quite interesting, as this pattern was recently recognized – in the early 1900s – worldwide. Even though most of the experts consider that the origin of this coat pattern can be traced to the middle age in Spain, the reality is that official recognition of this kind of horse took place in 1936 when the first registry was made by the Palomino Horse Association, which based in the state of California USA. Most of the people agree that the Palomino name can be probably related to the Spanish captain Juan Alonso Palomino who – approximately in 1519 – along with Hernan Cortes is supposed to have carried these horses into the current territory of Mexico. It is said, that Queen Isabel from Spain probably gave a dozen of those horses to the conquerors so they could populate the new world with these majestic animals. Some historians refer as well that Queen Isabel had more than a hundred of Palomino Horses in her private collection.

 

Temperament of the Palomino Horse

Although Quarter Horses are the primary ‘source’ of the Palomino pattern, specialists consider that this ‘breed’ has is own and particular temperament. Palomino Horses are generally calm and very intelligent, but they tend to be sensitive, so they need a lot of care and love – indifference can turn them into rebels. As for the vocation of this kind of horses, they are very versatile, they can fit well as working horses in farms, some can race, and they even are good at doing tricks.

Mustang Horse

The Mustang is a feral horse breed commonly found in the Western United States. Though wild, these
horses are descendants of once domesticated horses and are known as feral horses because of the fact that
they were once domesticated. In several occasions, Mustang horses fair better than other horse breeds and
here is a detailed description of the Mustang horses that tells this and more.
Origin of the Mustang horses
The Mustang is a wild horse that was brought to America by the Spanish. Mustangs were originally colonial
Spanish horses but a variety of other Mustang breeds that raised the varying phenotypes which are the
modern-day Mustangs. There are evident traces of the original Mustang breed and this breed is represented
the isolated horse populations.
Body formation of the Mustang

The Mustang horse is a close resemblance of the small Warm-blood horse and it ranges between 13 to 15
feet in height. Its body is muscular and it has a narrow chest that is well defined. Mustangs have well defined
short backs that as well as rounded hindquarters.

How much does a horse weight depends on the ancestors ,and due that this horses come from many different breeds  This can vary wildly.d
Mustangs portray an intelligent general look with a well-shaped head and wide-spaced eyes. Some mustangs
have blue eyes but most of them have brown eyes. Original Spanish mustangs, however, have eyes that
range from Gray to Green with slanted shapes.
The most common feature of the mustangs is their strong and sturdy legs and hooves. It is believed that these
developed as a result of their roaming on rocky terrain over the years in the Western part of the united states.
In addition to this, some Mustangs develop light hairs growing at the back of the legs. This hair normally
develops during winter and sheds during summer.
Mustangs have several color and coat pattern combinations. The most common colors are black, gray, bay,
chestnut, palomino and brown. Common coat patterns of the Mustang include the tobiano, overo and, pinto
as well as the spotted and appaloosa patterns. The dun, buckskin, and roans are not very common but they
are represented.
Benefits of the mustang horses

 

The Mustang horse is light and weighs under 1500 pounds. Despite their light weight, however, Mustang
horses are strong and swift. Due to their light weight and strength capabilities, Mustangs are used for trail
riding and leisure. Secondly, due to their swiftness and agility, Mustangs are used in the show ring, on the
racetrack and also for work on ranches.
Mustangs are known to be extremely tough whereby they can function for a long time without food and
water as compared to other horse breeds. These horses are the best for harsh situations where only a little
food and water is available but much is expected.
In addition, the maintenance cost of the Mustangs is generally low. This is attributed by their original nature,
and ability to withstand tough conditions. When compared to other domestic horses, The Mustang horse
possess the capability to survive conditions that other horses cannot withstand.
Conclusion
Mustangs might be associated with wild horses but their wild originality makes them the toughest and
swiftest horses there are. It is as a result of such capabilities that the Mustang horses perform impressively
well on the show ring and are preferred for ranching.

Icelandic Horse

The sometimes considered pony size Icelandic Horse breed, is nevertheless regarded as a horse and not a pony by the experts.

Coming from Iceland, once they have been exported are banned to be re-imported which protect them from diseases which have resulted in a longer life and also healthy animals.

Popular also in Europe and the USA, are the only breed in the country, and unlike other breeds in the world they display 5 paces:  the walk, the trot, the canter, the tölt, and the flying gaits.

The Icelandic Horse has been worked in his country of origin mostly in jobs related with shepherding, but due to its actual popularity these days can be seen in racing, exhibitions and riding activities.

Horse veneration had an important place in the Norse culture, and the custom was taken with them when they became the earliest settlers of Iceland. These settlers took horses  to the country until the 10th century, and the following generations bred them selectively resulting in the breed that now is spread around the world. The rough life conditions and a huge volcanic explosion at the end of the 18th century, resulted in a shrunk of population that even today can be noticed, but today  the breed has improved thanks to “The International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations“, which is the organization that group 19 entities in the same number of countries that have the mission to watch and supervise the evolution of the Icelandic horse breed around the world.

 

 

Main Features of The Icelandic Horse

Nevertheless his  pony size the horse shows a weight, bone structure, temperament and sturdiness, that are the arguments that many experts use to consider him a horse.

With a regular height, between 13 and 14 hands, and a weight in a range from 730 to 840 lb. the Icelandic has great character and strong temperament traits that are normally absent in the personality of ponies.

His short neck is muscular with an ample base that serves as a strong foundation for his balanced head, which features a broad forehead on a straight shape head. His legs even look short are strong and show extensive bone structure for their size.

The breed features more than 100 name colors making the variety of them difficult to compare with any other breed.

Between those colors we can highlight;  Roan, dun, bay, black, chestnut, palomino, pinto and  gray.

The aforementioned natural selection of the breed can be seen easily in the stiff hair that he shows in his mane a tail, and most important is the double coat hair, that allowed the breed to endure the extremely rough weather that characterizes the country.

Under saddle and draft horses are usually bred by different studs, which according to the kind of horses that they wont to get, develop their own method of breeding. Also under saddle horse breeders emphasized the ability of the horse to perform the characteristic gaits that the Icelandic horse is recognized for.

Other special kind of the horse breeders are the producers that are dedicated specially to some kind of coat shades or the selection of horses whom are mostly  bred to be destined to satisfy the horse meat supply chain.

A highly fertile breed, individuals of these great kinds of horses can reproduce until they are 25 year of age, they can be ridden from the age of 4, and remain sturdy until they complete their 20th year of age.

His temperament is known for his docility,  easygoing, and friendliness .

 Icelandic Horse Gaits

 

Special mention is deserved for their characteristic five gaits, that is the trait because this breed is vastly known.

Usually known for its ability to navigate on harsh soil, the Icelandic horse have a singular trait that consist in that the members of this breed are able to perform 2 more gaits that the majority of horses. Horses normally display the classic walk, trot, and canter/gallop gaits, but the majority of the horses that compound these amazing breed can develop two more gaits, “the tölt” and the “flying pace” which make the Icelandic horse a unique kind of breed.

Conclusion

There is no doubt that the Icelandic horse is one of the most singular breeds in the world. His double  layer of hair , and his incomparable gaits, make them a kind of horse that everyone of us have to appreciate. The fine protection of the breed that the authorities of Iceland have executed, have had an undeniable effect in the purity of the breed, result that can be observed by the awesome standards of health that the horses in the country present. Also the coordination of the registrars around the world have helped to keep a complete and precise information about the evolution of the Icelandic Horse breed in the world.

Shire Horse

Being a drought horse, stallions of these great British breed comes in the majority of the times in grey, bay, and black color and mares in roan, gray, brown, black or bay. Accepted in Ameirca, in the united Kingdom the chestnut color is not able to be a color that is considered a shire horse color.   The Shire horse is a big horse that has been many times recognized as the tallest in the world.

They performed a variety of tasks that required a great amount of power, like pulling any kinds of heavy weights, a cart horse, tow logs and mostly a farm horse.

Even though the breed is an ancient one, the breed was recognized as such in the second half of the 19th century.

The sturdiness of these horses make that the interest in the late 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries from people that needed powerful animals on other parts of the world grew greatly, making that the horses from this breed became exported to countries around the world, especially to the USA.

Unfortunately the breed is nowadays included by the “Rare Breeds Survival Trust”( organization from the UK that is dedicated to promote the conservation of the original breeds of livestock from the kingdom)in the list of breeds at risk, because the dramatic fall in the number of Shire Horse in the recent past.

 

Shire Horse Look and Temperament

When asking about shires stallions, how much does a horse weight, the answer is 1870 to 2430 lb, and how much do horses heights, the height of shire stallion stands about  17.2 hands.

The good looking Shire horse is known for his laid back character and physically for his broad chest, shoulder and hind quarters, with a slim and long head that is the end of a long neck that looks a little over extended for the general aspects of him. Talking about the hair they display a soft, refined and no curls one.

Highlights of The Shire Breed

One of the milestones that the breed shows is the record of the largest horse that has been measured until now, being Sampson or Mammoth the privileged to flaunt it. The huge horse that was born in 1848 stood at 21.2 ¼ hands with a highest weight of 3.360 pounds.

Another representative of the breed that worth to talk about is a horse called Goliath that hold the tallest horse Guinness record until his death in 2014.

 

Shire Horse Support Organizations

The magnificence of the breed, has originated that many people have had interest in the care of the development of it, for more than a century. Either in the USA, the United Kingdom and several counties more are hosts of organizations that are dedicated to this purpose. Some of them are:

Shire Horse Society

Continuing with its predecessor the “Old English Breed of Cart Horse” job, the Shire Horse Society, has promoted and fight to keep the attention of the Horses lovers in the formidable Shire Horse breed. In one or other way the society has made sure from 1878, that people get the biggest amount of information possible, about the breed either using events, classes, and in these days of online technology, its website and social media to reach them.

Canadian Shire Horse Association

The goals of the Association are keep the Shire breed in Canada alive and as pure as possible, regulating and developing the breeding of these horses by keeping, publishing, and preserving all the information about the Shire horse that are in the country.

The Animal Pedigree Act, is the framework that producers of these horses are encouraged to follow  when breeding and promoting the growth of the herd existent in Canada.

Conclusion

There is no doubt that the Shire Horse is one of the most magnificent draft horses that we have met. Their sturdiness awesome presence and fine pedigree are something that nobody that love horses can not be impressed by.

Their ancient and glorious origins , guarantee an important place between the most powerful breeds that we can know.

The United Kingdom shows several breeds that are important for the development of breeds all around the world, and the shire without doubt is with the thoroughbred, the Clydesdale and many more one of the most outstanding between the British breeds.

Andalusian Horse

The Andalusian horse orfor the  Spanishs “pura raza española” is a breed that descend from horses that have lived in the Iberian Peninsula for many centuries, and is considered a singular breed from the 1500s.

Often utilized to achieve diplomatic goals, representatives of the breed were ridden for the most important dignitaries of the European countries.

The appearance of the Andalusian horse across the centuries has remained almost intact, and has beeen highly recognized by its nobility, trustfulness in war affairs and longevity.

The 19th century showed to be predatory for the breed, and for different reasons like crossbreeding, illness and war fatalities, the number of horses of the breed dropped significantly, meaning that the trade to outside Spain was limited until the middle of the 20th century.

With the lift of the exports ban, the breed expanded its presence around the world, making the registered amount of the “pura raza española” to reach 185.000 horses in 2010.

The breed is also known because its use in many breeds development, either in Europe or in the USA and Latin America, making its stamina and flexibility the main features that people look when crossbreeding.

The exposure of the breed in movies, shows and any kind of equestrian events has been huge, which has been a big factor in the spreading of the knowledge of the breed.

Aesthetically outstanding, these horses show strong body, dense tail and main.Nevertheless they can be found in several colors, the predominant shade is gray.Their temperament is obedient, kind and of cleaver attitude.

Surprisingly all the Andalusian horses that can be seen presently, descend from a limited quantity of horses which belonged to some religious orders in the 19th century. This small amount came from the herds that could resist a strong income of heavy horse bloodlines in the course of the 16th century.

Andalusian horse in the past

Coming from Andalusia, the Iberian horses of Portugal and Spain are his ancestors, and the Iberian peninsula his playground, where cave paintings show that equines has inhabit in the area for nearly 30.000 years.

Between the varieties of breeds that have been influential in the Andalusian Horse breed is the Barb horse which, like the Andalusian has Northern African origin and for many years was bred with the Andalusian, influencing each other bloodlines.

Carthusian monks, whom had the ability to read and write, were responsible of maintaining records and pedigrees for the Andalusian stud farms that started to appear at the end of the 15th century in Seville, Cazalla, and Jerez  becoming the breeders of the highly valued breed at the moment.

The 15th century also brought the consolidation of the breed as a particular one, and with its huge prestige become to be influential for a numberless of breeds.

Such was the stature of the quality of the horses that there was no royal court or riding school that didn’t want them in their studs.

The “Royal horse of Europe “became in the 16th century mostly owned by royals and rich people and were recognized as the supreme horse that a person could ever own.

Portraits of monarchs riding Spanish horses begun to be increasingly common and even Henry VIII received Spanish Horses as a gift from Ferdinand II, Charles V, and others for his wedding with Katherine of Aragon.

Inflation and demand made the Spanish horses in the 16th century a good almost impossible to get.

Andalusian Horse Modern Days

With the exports of the first Andalusian horses in 1962 a new expansion era begun for the breed.

Australia was the host of the first two imports of Andalusian in 1971 and 1973 respectively. These imports gave birth to the Andalusian Horse Association of Australasia with the intention of register the recently arrived horses and their consequent descendants.

In the United States all individuals Andalusian are registered in Spain or Portugal and their number has reached 8500 horses, being born 700 new foals every year.

Conclusion

A noble and outstanding breed,  the Andalusian horse is a breed that once was considered the finest in the world by Monarchs and nobles, physically strong and of exceptional cleverness the horse was used in the past for the most difficult tasks that a horse could face. As a war horse or a skillful riding horse always has shown its reliability and trustfulness.His ancient history and noble pedigree make of this horse one that every single lover of fine horses would like to own.

Appaloosa Horse

Horses are beautiful by nature. They have the best features with great hooves. They, however, require a lot of care. To get a good horse you will dedicate a substantial amount of money and time. The Appaloosa horse is a breed which is attractive to look at. Its origin is in North America. The horse is closely associated with the Nez Perce culture. This culture is well known for owning the best horses and riding them. The Appaloosa breed has a distinct coat which is different from the others. The pattern on its coat makes it stand out from the rest of the horses. Here are some things you need to know about this pretty horse.

Features of the Appaloosa Horse

Appaloosa horse has a spotted coat. It is stunning in colors such as white, grey, brown, and black. Others colors include chestnut, bay, dun, grulla and cremello. The spotting patterns serve as a method of telling them apart. The patterns are leopard, blanket, snowflake and marbleized. It has striped hooves which is also a feature among many horses. The horse has a white sclera which is seen easily. For other horses, they have to roll back their eyes to see the sclera. Appaloosa horse has this trait which is one of a kind. It is a special feature different from other breeds.
Their weight is approximately 950 to 1200 pounds. When the horse stands, the height is about 14.2 to 15 meters.

Appaloosa Horse Uses

You can ride the Appaloosa horse for fun or long distance riding. They can also compete in tournaments and earn a good amount of money. They were originally used for hunting, battle, and transport by the Nez Perce. They are a strong breed that can endure a lot. The horse can be a great friend because they are calm and gentle. They are loyal and will stay for about 30 years. They have been used in various movie scenes. An example of a movie is “El Dorado”.

Health and Care

Appaloosa horse is a healthy breed which is resistant to diseases. Its lifespan is approximately 30 years when well taken care of. They don’t need a lot of special care and treatment. You need to focus on the muzzles by blocking the sun using equine. Their eyes should be thoroughly checked from time to time. This is because they carry a gene responsible for night blindness. They are prone to eye infections which should be treated early too. Maintenance is low considering the fact that their care is only in a few places. They are naturally in good condition physically.

Temperament and personality of the Appaloosa

The horse is a friendly one, to begin with. It offers the best companionship for someone who really needs it. When you ride the horse you feel a great attachment because of its gentle nature. It is intelligent and full of courage. It can also be trusted because of the loyal nature it possesses. It is a good breed to stay with and enjoy life together.

Conclusion

The Appaloosa horse is unique in many ways. Its beautiful coat is an addition to the great personality. For anyone who feels the need to breed a horse, it is the a great breed. You won’t call a veterinary often because it had strong genes. It is simply one of the best.

Belgian Horse

The Belgian horse, or also commonly known as Belgian draft horse, is a horse breed originally from the Brabant area of Belgium. In the original lands of Belgium, this breed of horse is also known as Brabançon, Cheval de trait Belge, Belgisch Trekpaard, and Brabants trekpaard. It is also believed that Flemish, the great horse, was the actual predecessor of the great Belgian horse in the medieval era. It ranks amongst the strongest of horse breeds.

History of the Belgian Horse Breed

Some historians say that the Belgian Horse may possibly have descended from the destriers in middle ages. Although, there is no concrete evidence to support the claim. Also, the Brabant and the Belgian breed were considered to be the same till the 1940s. But during WWII, the Brabant breed was bred to have a heavier and sturdier body. And during this time, the Belgian horse was sent to the United States, where they grew to be lighter, but taller than Brabant.
The main use of Belgian horses became used as a Farm horse. Today, with a rich history, the breed of Belgian horses is the highest in number in the USA now. Most of these horses were exported from Europe to the USA after World War II.

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Physical Characteristics of the Belgian Horse

• Height –
The general height of males averages around 168 cm.
The general height of females averages around 164cm.
• Weight –
The average weight of a male Belgian horse is 900 Kg.
The average weight of a female Belgian horse is lower and is around 700 Kg.
• Physique –
They have a really strong and powerful body.
The head is not as large as in a general horse. It’s comparatively smaller.
• Colors –
Chestnut color is the best way to describe Belgian horse’s complexion.
But other common colors among this breed of horses are Bay, Roan, and Black. The less common colors are Red roan, Gray, White with sorrel, and even Dun color.

Traits of the Belgian Breed

Belgian horses are one of the most loved horses nowadays. They have a really docile nature, and yet, have a keen intelligence about them. They are known to be a little quiet, but with a pleasing attitude to all. Hard-working and friendly, this breed of horses is really friendly towards humans. Never do they give any trouble to the breeder.
But even though they have such a kind, docile and soft nature, it doesn’t mean that they can’t do hard work. With such a strong body, these horses are used for works like logging and plowing in the field. They are also used to pull heavy carriages, hitches, and sleighs.
Apart from these works, Belgian horses are gradually becoming more and more popular with horse-riders as well. And why wouldn’t they? They’re after all such pleasing animals with strong body composition. It is an absolute pleasure to be able to ride these horses.

Requirements for Grooming

Most of the horses require regular grooming to be bred well. Especially, the hooves. The hooves have to be given some serious attention. Regular cleaning and trimming have to be done to prevent infections or some mishap.
Also, because of the tall height of the Belgian horse, a small ladder may have to be used to groom the horse. Normal tools used for grooming shall be sufficient.

In all, the Belgian Horse is one of the most popular, and well-natured horse breed among all out there.

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Morgan Horse

Riding a horse is a recreational activity with many benefits. It is a great form of exercise and a chance to get involved in healthy competitive exercises that make a character, inculcate responsibility, and improve confidence in participants. There are a variety of horse breeds that can fulfill all these needs; however, Morgan horse is one of the best for you. As maintained by Morgan breeders, their hard-working and good-natured personalities make them the best for horse riders of all ages and capabilities.

The Morgan horse has been well known as the first American family horses. The early evolution of the Morgan horse breed occurred in the states of New England, hence providing the country’s eastern part with main credit for establishing three light-horse breeds.

Every Morgan horse comes from a single breed standard, irrespective of the bloodline. They are popular for their refined build with great strength in the legs, compact body, distinct arched neckline and set back shoulders. Their height differs and usually ranges from approximately 14.1 hh to 15.2 hh though there are some above and below these limits.Follow the link if you  also want to know how much does a horse weigh? This horses  Morgans can be bred in a variety of colors though they are normally found in black, bay, and chestnut.


The origin of the Morgan horse was simply a fortuity and not due to a planned effort on the side of breeders to produce a specific horse breed which would be transformed into local conditions.
In the early production period of the breed, the horse was thought as an animal used for general purposes – for use in racing, farming, as roadsters, in the park, avenue, and on the trail. With the advancement in technology, many of these needs have become insensible. Having fully recognized the change in needs, the successful breeders took stock of the breed’s innate possibilities and moved their efforts in breeding and selection to the production of a superior riding horse.

Nowadays, it is not surprising to find that there is a difference in Morgan’s prominence in various parts of the United States. In the West, the Morgan is mainly a stock horse; in the Central state, it is a breed for general purpose; as in the East, its prominence is a saddle horse, specifically for general country use and for recreational purposes over a long distance of trails.

Today, the relatively small number of purebred Morgan horses is not a basis of the true importance of the breed. Their supremacy has extended to the entire population of the horse on the continent.
Morgan Blood was used in setting the foundation for numerous breeds. The breed of Morgan was used to produce many other horses including the Quarter Horse, Saddlebred, Tennessee walking horse, and the Standardbred. Actually, 90 percent of current Saddlebred have Morgan blood.

Conclusion
The Morgan horse is one of the most versatile and refined breeds. The horse can be found to be competing starting from roping to dressage and every sport in between. They are popular for their good disposition and intelligence, and their strength and stamina. Therefore, why wait for tomorrow, this is the right time to get your own and experience its benefits.

Quarter Horse

Quarter Horse Racing Origin Name

The origin of the quarter horse in America was in the east coast of the USA when several local breeds were crossed with English Thoroughbred. The powerful, quick and smaller breed that results from  this crossing was usually used by the colonists int he 17th century as a work and a race horse at the same time.His sprinting ability for the quarter mile races, gave to the “Famous American Quarter Horse “even more popularity, and as a result people started to call them Quarter horse or American quarter horse.Other breeds that also contributed to the modern quarter horse were:the Arabian horse,the Morgan,  and several more.

Later on, in the 1900 in their way to the west, the colonial American quarter horses were crossed with Mustangs that descended from breeds brought from the Spanish Conquistadors. Sooner than later the pioneers discovered that they were naturally skillful for the tasks that were needed to execute in the ranch especially working cattle..

Quarter Horse Racing And Rodeo

Handling livestock is a job in which a quarter horse couldn’t be replaced by even the most advanced technology, making the development of the American quarter horses even more profound.

The progress of both, the cowboys and the quarter horses were the origin of one of the most celebrated American traditions “the Rodeo” and together with racing horses contributed to the growth of the horse breeders in the country.

In order to preserve the quality of the bloodline, numerous ranchers and cowboys of the southwestern states of the USA shaped the AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association).

Notable Quarter Horse Sires

Wimpy

Son of Solis and Panda, descended from Old Sorrel, and was the first horse registered by the “AQHA”. He was honored with the P-1 registration number due to that he earned the grand Champion Stallion award in 1941 at the Southwestern Exposition Quarter Horse show in Texas.

The foal presented a sock, a star in his chestnut body color and fully developed weighed about 1200 pounds and was 15 hands high.

Joe Reed (Quarter Horse)

The stallion was fouled in 1921, and of chestnut color was given the P-3 registration number by the AQHA. The foal was a sun of a thoroughbred short track race horse, and a mare which her breed was not agreed by all the experts. The Horse died in 1947.

Oklahoma Star

Owned and breaded by Tommy Moore Oklahoma Star was a very important Quarter Horse for the evolution of the breed.

Registered by the AQHA stud book with P-6 number, the horse was often seen participating in match races in Oklahoma. He was an offspring of a thoroughbred sire named Dennis Reed and Cutthroat as his mare.

Chief

The quite a big horse for the American Quarter Horse standards, lived about 30 years and was the sun of Little Annie and Peter McCue. His registration number was P-5, and even he was never recognized for his racing performance, he is regarded for his important contribution to the American Quarter horse bloodlines.

American Quarter Breed Characteristics

The Quarter Horse usually is between 14 and 16 hands high and can be found as a racing variety or as a stock variety, both are muscular and strong. Their head is known for its traditional profile and refinement, and their chest is potent and wide.

The main difference between them is that the racing Quarter Horses are more stylized and their muscles are less notable.

Even though they come in numerous colors the most common are the chestnut body color Quarters Horses.

Conclusion

The legacy of the ancient Quarter Horse is notable, and can be seen in so many modern breeds, not only in the USA, but in many countries in the world.The mixed that originated American breeds showed that many of their bloodlines contain Quarter Horses influence, which can be observed in their physical features and  also in the skills that are present on their behavior.

The Thoroughbred has been a huge contributor to the lineage of the american quarter,being possible to appreciate his features in most of the sires and mares that were the founders of the Breed.We can’t forget the Arabian  and The Morgan horses input when analyzing the history of this great breed of the American stud book.