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🐎 The Icelandic Horse Breed

Icelandics were first brought to Britain to work in the coal mines as they were small but very strong. However, these horses were never registered as Icelandics and now little sign remains of them. A Scottish farmer named Stuart MacKintosh worked in Iceland and received as payment a group of horses which he brought to …

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🐎 The Hanoverian Horse Breed

Breed Description The Hanoverian is a warmblood bred specifically for jumping, eventing, and dressage. According to the American Hanoverian Society, “The goal of the Hanoverian breeding program is to produce a noble horse with a cooperative temperament, elastic gaits, correct conformation, and outstanding ability in international equestrian disciplines.” Average Height: The Hanoverian has an average …

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🐎 The Haflinger Horse Breed

Average Height The Haflinger is, on average, somewhere around 14 hands tall. Colors Chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail Conformation The Haflinger has a slightly dished profile, small ears, and large eyes. Haflingers are sturdy ponies, with well muscled loins and hindquarters and strong legs. Temperament Gentle, intelligent, well-mannered. Members of this breed often …

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🐎 The Connemara Pony Breed

Breed Description The Connemara is famous for being hardy and sure-footed, and no surpirse. The breed evolved on the rocky coast of western Ireland, where it had to develop an ability to move quickly across rough terrain. The harsh Irish weather and unforgiving landscape helped develop a breed that is resiliant and adaptable, and today’s …

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🐎 The Clydesdale Horse Breed

Average Height The average height of a Clydesdale is between 16.2 – 18.2 hands. Colors: Bay Black Grey Roan Chestnut Conformation The Clydesdale is a powerful, heavy, and handsome horse. Males and females should both have these qualities, and they should also exhibit a free action that creates an impression of quality rather than bulk. …

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🐎 The Champagne Horse Breed

Breed Description Champagne is a color breed. Champagnes have dilute colored skin, eyes and hair coat. They have characteristic darker freckles, and are born with bright blue eyes. Breeds that have champagne colored horses are the Quarter Horse, Paint, Appaloosa, Saddlebred, Tennessee Walker, Missouri Fox Trotter, American Cream Draft, Miniature Horse, and some mixed breeds. …

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🐎 The Canadian Horse Breed

Average Height The average height of a Canadian horse is between 14 – 16 hands. Colors: Black Bay Chestnut Conformation The ideal Canadian horse should have a short, straight, rectangular head, set high with a small mouth and a large, flat forehead. The neck should be almost straight with well-muscled sides. The Canadian has a …

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🐎 The Azteca Horse Breed

Breed Description Though developed relatively recently, the Azteca is a distinctive horse with unique qualities that make it highly suitable for the riding culture of its native Mexico. Azteca horses are both docile and lively, and are famous for their nobile, extravagent paces and beautiful action. They are easy to train and perform well in …

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