Horses have been an essential part of human life for ages, helping with farming, labor, and building, the animal used to also be the main transportation method. They have been part of both work and leisure, so it is no surprise that there are many different horse breeds and each has its own strength.
Horses are magnificent animals that have grown beside mankind and boast different skills, they can be trained to be impressive racers to just giving you a ride so smooth you can play blackjack online while you move.
It is normal to think of mustangs and Arabians when thinking of breeds, but there’s plenty more to learn, here are some of the ones you might know and more:
Dating back to 5,000 B.C this is considered the oldest breed of horse in existence. They are one of the foundation breeds for the rest of the "light horses" and are admired for their strength and their beauty. Arabians are built for the dessert with large nostrils and long lashes, with a mix of skill between carrying and racing. Another fun fact is that they have one less vertebra than any other breed.
The Clydesdale belongs in what is called the Draft type horses, animals made to work alongside land workers. They originated in Scotland, have strong, sturdy bodies and big hooves. They have a generally energetic demeanor. A very popular breed that traveled the world, exported from Britain for over 100 years to whatever place needed workhorses.
Considered the dominant breed in international competition, they are a warmblood type of horse. They are originally from northern Germany, particularly the kingdom of Hannover (hence the name). Hailed as one of the most successful riding breeds in the world, they can be seen in the Olympic games dressage competitions, show jumping, show hunting, and eventing. Truly a remarkable animal.
A real American legend, the mustang has long been revered in the U.S as a symbol of freedom and the wild west. These free-roaming animals are descendants from once domesticated horses so they are cataloged as feral horses, but they can actually be tamed with hard work and start working with humans again. A small but tough breed with a big spirit and a great history.
Belonging to the pony type, they are on a small scale, but still sturdy enough to be used in work environments. A horse with a hardy state, really great trotting abilities, and surprisingly good jumping ability. They have been used for everything from postal work, to hauling guns, infantry, and even dressage competition. They are very popular for children show mount.
One of the best-known breeds around the world, famous for its racing capabilities and selling prices. The thoroughbred horse was born in England where native mares were crossbred with imported stallions from Arabian, Bars and Turkoman breeds, creating a fine animal, made for speed, beautiful, willful and imposing. Known to have a temperament, they have to be handled with care and given something to do, besides racing they can excel at dressage, jumping and other show competitions.