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american quarter horse header American Quarter Horse 

Loving to race and loving to work, the American Quarter Horse is one of the more rugged breeds out there. They usually prefer to be found in packs, but they'll warm up to humans with some time and effort.
andalusian header Andalusian

A breed that's known for being both sweet and brave when you need them to be, the Andalusian is a great riding horse for shows and parades, or even as cavalry.
anglo arab header Anglo Arab

The Anglo Arab is a breed that can run, jump, and work like the best of them. They are easily trained and remain calm most of the day without any inherent problems. They can endure virtually any surrounding.
appaloosa header Appaloosa

Hardy and sweet, the Appaloosa is a horse of simplicity. Their attitude is calm and reliable, making them great for farm work, riding, and even rodeos. They're best trained when young as they pick up skills easily.
arabian header Arabian

Arabians are fast and have high endurance, making them great for racing and riding long distance. They are very faithful companions and will never once stray from their family when trained.
australian stock horse header Australian Stock Horse

Thought of as a very smart breed, the Australian Stock Horse gets along well with other animals and horses, as well as children. They are notoriously strong and have an excellent work ethic.
avelignese header Avelignese 

Known as a very surefooted breed, the Avelignese is great for long travels through deserts and places with extreme temperatures. They're also great for vaulting and therapeutic riding.
brabant header


The Brabant is a breed of horse suited for just about any occasion, doing great in shows and competition, as well as harness work, which makes sense considering how large and powerful they appear.

budyonny header Budyonny

The Buyonny breed is a great combination of a strong build on an attractive frame. They are great for work, play, and of course riding. While having a strong work ethic, they're also very relaxed and easy to train.
cerbat header Cerbat

Rugged and strong, the Cerbat breed is tough enough to withstand harsh conditions and rough terrain. They're considered beautiful horses and work great in event horse competitions.
cleveland bay header Cleveland Bay

The Cleveland Bay can be described with just about any word that means "good" and you'd have a fairly accurate description of the breed overall. They're hardy, fast, and are very easy horses to care for.
colonial spanish header Colonial Spanish

Once considered the most popular breed in the world, the Colonial Spanish is a great horse for any situation. However, they can be a challenge to train, though when trained young they become extremely loyal.
connemara header Connemara

The Connemara breed comes from Ireland where it's still popular to this day. They are usually utilized for riding, hunting, and competitions, as well as general work. They have a good temperament and are very giving.
criollo header Criollo

The Criollo breed can be used for riding at any skill level and is know to be eager to learn any and every type of new skill their owners can throw at them. They're also great for the game of polo.
danish warmblood header Danish Warmblood

The Danish Warmblood is quite possibly the perfect combination as they are resilient and kind but also fierce and incredibly strong. They're great for competitive events and riding as well.
don header Don

Don horses are used for riding and harness work, for the most part. They can be trained to roam on their own and even fend for food all by themselves, making them a very simply breed to care for.
dutch warmblood header Dutch Warmblood

Dutch Warmbloods are very beloved, so much so that it is illegal to brand them in the Netherlands. They are strong and considerably athletic but have a lot of patience. They are eager to become part of their owner's family.
einsiedler header Einsiedler

The Einseidler is a breed that does it all, though primarily they're seen and utilized as competition horses. They are easy to train and work great as work horses as well.
exmoor header Exmoor 

The Exmoor is a breed with many practical uses, whether that be racing, riding, working, and even competitions. They are sweet and agile and tend to be rather friendly even after a hard day's work.
falabella header Falabella 

The Falabella breed is one of the best when it comes to little ones as they are incredibly sweet and easy going. Great for riding, competitions, and shows, they work on large farms or as pets in smaller fenced areas.
finnish universal header Finnish Universal

The Finnish Universal breed was bred to be fast and strong, qualities it has in spades. While used mostly for work purposes and riding needs, they still make for exceptionally great race horses.
gelderlander header  Gelderlander

Great for work and great in competitions, the Gelderlander is a wonderful breed that is simple to train and raise over time. They're aesthetically pleasing and strong as well, making them a fantastic option.
haflinger header  Haflinger

Haflingers are beautiful and well built. They're great for riding, pack purposes, forestry work, and harness work, plus they're easy to train and work well with children. They're quite vibrant overall.
hanoverian header  Hanoverian

The Hanoverian breed can do it all and look good doing it. They can learn all equestrian skills in no time and best yet have no inherent attitude problems. Some may go so far as to say this is the perfect breed.
holstein header  Holstein

A strong breed that excels at athletics, Holsteins are great at competing as well as working. Those bred for sports purposes tend to be more aggressive and complex, but otherwise they're laid back or even lazy.
icelandic header  Icelandic

The Icelandic horse is a pony that can pull its weight, helping to transport those needing medical assistance or simply helping little ones learn how to ride. Despite being so sweet, they're tough and agile.
Irish Draught header  Irish Draught

Irish Draughts are a type of horse breed that thinks things through, being sensible in their actions and taking to training rather well. They make great riding, work, and competition horses.
karabakh header  Karabakh

While both adept at riding and harness work, the Karabakh is also excellent when it comes to racing as they are very fast. Though they are gentle, they are also exceptionally brave and love having responsibility.
kathiawari header  Kathiawari

Easily identifiable by their curled ears, Kathiawaris are great riding horses used in polo matches as well as in the military. They are very respected but when worked up can become unpredicatable.
lipizzaner header  Lipizzaner

Lipizzaners can be used for all classic styles of equestrian work, including dressage and harness work. They are frequently seen in shows around the world as they are one of the simplest horses to train.
lusitano header  Lusitano

The Lusitano breed is used frequently in the dressage categories and as show horses, making them rather popular. They are calm yet brave and have a lot of intelligence. They may be best known for their posing abilities.
marwari header  Marwari

One of the most loyal horse breeds, the Marwari would gladly step in the line of fire if it meant saving their owner. They are loved and adored in India and are used mostly for riding and competitive purposes.
missouri fox trotter header  Missouri Fox-Trotter

Eager to perform and easy to be trained, the Missouri Fox-Trotter is great for shows and competitions. Their willingness to learn is wonderful and their agility and surefootedness make them great trek horses as well.
morgan header  Morgan

The Morgan breed is used frequently as work and competition horses, plus they have strong riding abilities. They are very willing to please their owners and can easily learn new skills.
mustang header  Mustang

The Mustang is a wild horse, through and through. They can be used for a variety of purposes, but they're still primarily wild and like space to roam. However, they can still be trained with a bit of effort and patience.
new forest header  New Forest

New Forests are considered agile and very tough, making them excellent work, competition, and riding horses. They do well with younger riders when first learning and can adapt to most any climate.
oldenburg header  Oldenburg

Oldenburgs are beautiful and powerful at the same time, making them great for work and play alike. They're strong but easy to train and can be left without much supervision during the day without worry.
orlov trotter header  Orlov Trotter

The Orlov Trotter is a breed suited well for harness work, competitions, and riding. They are calm yet eager and learn rather quickly. They've very smart and can think quickly to avoid danger.
paso fino header  Paso Fino

Paso Finos can do most anything you need them to, particularly sports. They're smaller than some other horses in the same category, and because of that they're a good choice for little kid riders.
peruvian paso header  Peruvian Paso

The Peruvian Paso is a breed that's loyal to their owners and has no trouble getting along with other animals. They are born with natural talent and so succeed easily in all areas.
pottok header  Pottok

Once utilized primarily in the circus, Pottoks are easy going and sensitive to their riders. They can be trusted to roam freely for miles without trouble and are beloved as riding horses.
quarter horse header  Quarter Horse

Quarter Horses are an excellent all around breed with calm temperaments that make beginning riders love them. They are used frequently in rodeos and horse racing.
racking horse header  Racking Horse

The Racking horse is a very athletic breed and are used frequently in competitions to show off this ability. They do great as performers and are great for riding. But they're not all play as they can do a hard day's work.
rocky mountain horse header  Rocky Mountain Horse

A horse that's bred to take the harshest climates and terrain, the Rocky Moutain Horse is strong and fast. They're used on farms and in races, and mailmen frequently use them as a good form of transportation.
russian trotter header  Russian Trotter

An amazing racing breed, the Russian Trotter can withstand any task without any hint of aggression. They are tough but gentle and can withstand rather cold weather, as their country of origin would suggest.
selle francais header  Selle Francais

A newer breed, the Selle Francais are race horses through and through. They're full of energy and incredibly quick, helping their popularity rise at a steady pace.
shagya arab header  Shagya Arab

The Shagya Arab adores being a showman and does extremely well in competitions. They tend to be a great choice as a mounted animal as they can travel long distances without difficulty.
tersk header  Tersk

The Tersk breed excels at racing, competitions, and endurance training. They're fast and agile and tend to be simple to train. Very bright and pleasant, they just love to race.
thoroughbred header  Thoroughbred

Thoroughbreds helped to start the Sport of Kings thanks to their magnificent look and incredible speed for racing. Still used primarily as racing and show horses today, they are best trained by professionals.
welsh header  Welsh Section A and B

The Welsh Section A and B horses are mostly bred in solid colors and are noted for their riding abilties both in the competitive circuit and at home on the farm. They are generally eager to learn and make good work horses.