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Horses Horses Horses and More Horses

I am going to showcase 3 main groups of my favorite horse categories: Draught horses, Performance Horses, and the Ponies

Grace Taylor

on 21 November 2012

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I am going to showcase 3 main groups of my favorite horse categories: Draught horses, Performance Horses, and the Ponies. Draught horses Horses Horses Horses and More Horses Ponies -this breed has descended from the Medieval Great Horse from Belgium. It is a popular harness horse and is noted for its strength and durability. This bred of horses has been especially been bred for Australian conditions. It is a hardy bred of horse noted for its endurance, agility and a good temperament. The stock horse can be dated back to the importation on the first fleet, when 9 horses arrived. It is a mix of Thoroughbred, Arabian, Timor Pony and Welsh Mountain pony. ​

It is used in a wide range of disciplines; camp drafting, showing, polocrosse, eventing, endurance riding, polo as well as a working horse by stock man throughout Australia. ​

They range in size from 14 hands to 16.2 hands and can range in most colours. Originated in the 17th and 18th century in England when native mares were crossbred with imported Oriental stallions of Arabian, Barb and Turkoman breeding.

They are considered the 'hot-blooded' horses and are known for their agility, speed and spirit. The Thoroughbred is mainly used for racing but are also bred for other riding disciplines such as show jumping, combined training, dressage, polo and fox hunting.

They range from 15.2 to 17 hands and are bay, seal brown, chestnut, black or grey. It s an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting shorts distances. Its name came from its ability to outdistance other breeds of horses in races of a quarter mile or less.

This horse is also widely used in rodeos, horse shows, reining, cutting, barrel racing, gymkhana, calf roping, western eventing and working cattle.

The modern quarter horse has a small refined head, strong well-muscled body, broad chest and powerful hindquarters. It usually ranges in height from 14 - 16 hands. They come in nearly all colours. The most common is sorrel, a brownish red, chestnut, bay, brown, black, buckskin, grey, dun red dun, grullo, red roan, blue roan and the list goes on. Andalusian Horse: Also known as the Pure Spanish Horse. Bred in Iberian Peninsula Spain. Throughout its history it was known for its prowess as a war horse. It is a strong, elegant breed renowned for its long thick manes and tails. The most common colour is grey although other colours have been seen. This horse is known for its intelligence, athleticism and stamina and is used for classical dressage, driving, bullfighting and stock horses. American Quarter Horse: Australian Stock Horses: Thoroughbred Horses: Belgian Draft; Performing Horses is probably most easily recognized thanks to the Budweiser advertising campaigns. They are usually darker colours; such as black or bays with white stockings and extensive sabino markings and roaning. The Clydesdale originated in Scotland and is noted for its attractive head. It is somewhat smaller and more refined than other draft horses. They originated from France. This breed comprised of mainly greys with the occasional black being seen. This horse has strong Arabian characteristics in its head shape and body carriage. This horse has been used for farm work, as war horses and as a driving animal. Percheron: Clydesdale; This horse from Britain is noted for its excellent pulling ability and its docile temperament. This massive breed is also noted for its heavily feathered legs, long neck and incredible bone. It has white leg markings and a blaze and they range in colours from bay, brown,black or grey. The Shire: Originated from Shetland Islands and were first used for pulling carts, carrying peat, coal and pulling plowers. This pony worked under ground hauling coal. They are an extremely hardy animal.Today they are ridden by children for pleasure, shows and riding schools. The Shetland has a small head, widely spaced eyes,and small and alert ears. It has a short muscular neck, compact, stocky bodies with short strong legs. They have long thick manes and tails. Their height ranges from 7 to 11.2 hands Originated from Wales in the United Kingdom. It is a hardy attractive pony that is widely cited as being the most beautiful pony breed in the world. This pony is used in many different equestrian disciplines including showing, jumping and driving as well as for pleasure riding, trekking and trail riding. They are a very popular children's horse. :Originated in south-western England and is used for a variety of disciplines. They are a particular hardy breed with excellent stamina. Over the centuries it has been used as a working animal by miners and quarry workers.This breed has a great temperament and makes a great children's horse. It can be used for hunting, jumping, sowing dressage and driving. Originating in Ireland and is known for their athleticism, versatility and good dispositions. This breed makes excellent show and sporty ponies ridden by both children and adults. They range in height from 13 to 15 hands with a strong back, loins and hind quarters, deep and broad through the ribs. They come in a range of colours grey, brown, bay, dun, roan, chestnut palomino and dark-eyed cream. Pinto colouring are not accepted. Shetland Pony: Welsh Mountain Pony : Dartmoor Pony Connemara Pony:
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