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7 Breeds of Horses

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Alexa Mathis

on 4 October 2012

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Of The Horse 7 Breeds Breed # 1 Spark (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr The Tennessee Walking Horse The Arabian Horse Breed # 3 The Norwegian Fjord Breed #4 Breed # 2 The American Quarter Horse Breed # 5 The Saddlebred Horse The Friesian Breed # 6 The Lipizzaner Breed #7 The Arabian breed is over 5,000 years old and is known as the oldest breed and the first domesticated breed of horse. Fact # 1 The Quarter Horse is one of America's oldest and certainly one of the most popular horses in the world, with over three million registered in the U.S. Fact # 1 The Quarter Horse comes in any solid color and they range in size from 14.3 to 16 hands. Fact # 2 The Quarter Horse has extraordinary versatility because of its exceptional temperament. They are used for all areas of leisure riding, in competitive sports, especially the rodeo, all forms of ranch and cow work and once again on the racetrack. Fact # 3 The Tennessee Walking Horse was developed in the 1800s in Tennessee, America by land owners who wanted a comfortable riding horse for use on their land. Fact # 1 The Walkers have three very comfortable gaits - the flat walk, the running walk and the smooth rolling canter. Both the walks are a 4 beat pace. Fact # 2 The Walker is said to be the most good-tempered of all horses. Fact # 3 All Arabian horses have black skin underneath their coats, except underneath any white hair. When these horses lived in the desert, the black skin would help to protect them from the hot sun. Fact # 2 The skeleton of a pure Arabian is different from that of other horse breeds. An Arabian has 17 pairs of ribs, instead of 18 and 5 vertebrae instead of 6 Fact # 3 The Norwegian Fjord Horse is a small purebred horse of dun color with a distinctive dorsal stripe. Fact # 1 It is one of the few surviving races of horses that still has its original characteristics. Fact # 2 The Fjord horse has been used historically as a war horse, a draft horse for logging and farming, a pack horse, a carriage horse and a riding pleasure horse. Fact # 3 American Saddlebreds were famous for being used as warhorses in the civil war, many under the command of famous generals; such generals were General Lee, John Hunt Morgan, and Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Fact # 1 Saddlebreds come in almost all colors because registration is based on pedigree alone, with no color restrictions. Usual colors that this breed possesses are mostly bay, brown, black, grey and chestnut colors. Often, white markings are also visible. Fact # 2 Breed was developed in America (Kentucky & Missouri), but has it's roots in the English Gallaway, Palfrey and Ambling bloodlines, as well as the early Thoroughbred Fact # 3 They are always Black. Fact # 1 Color alone is not the only distinguishing characteristic of the Friesian. They also have a long, thick mane and tail, and "feathers"--long, silky hair on the lower legs, deliberately left untrimmed. Fact # 2 The Friesian's average height is 15.3 but they can vary between 14.2 and 17 hands. Fact # 3 Lipizzans are genetically a type of grey. Born dark, black-brown, brown, or mouse-grey, Lipizzans gradually lighten until the white coat for which they are noted is produced somewhere between the ages of 6 and 10. The white hair coat has become dominant in the breed, and only now and then is a black or brown adult produced. Fact # 1 The Lipizzaner is not a very large horse, averaging between 14.2 and 15.2 hands, although occasionally reaching 16 hands. F act # 2 The Lipizzan has a natural ability for concentration, with a great disposition for collected High School work and/or great endurance for riding and driving. Movements The Lipizzan has a proud and elevated action, and is long, elegant and in complete balance in walk, trot, and canter. The Lipizzaner temperament and character is noble, generous, and ardent, but always gentle, friendly, willing to work, able to bear pressure, and directed towards people. Fact # 3
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