Top Ten Best Horse Breeds

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July 7, 2015 - What are the alltime best horse breeds? Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Arabian
I've worked with Arabs for several years. This breed is very versatile and can do any discipline you want to. Maybe not the best but they will compete in every event you try. The breed is VERY intelligent and usuall they can outsmart their owners/riders. The breed has an average height range 14-16 hand high. All the Arabians I've ever met we very gentle and really fun to ride.

Arabians are also very pretty. They have dished faces and less veritbrae making their tail seem high set. People say they are crazy and hard too ride. Well It's the people that make them that way. Whether they are heavy handed, or use too much aids Arabians are just as gentle as any old Quarter Horse. The horses just seem so excited constantly, because they are bred to be high spirited for flashinss
They are gorgeous, elegant, graceful horses. If you were to race a thoroughbred, quarter horse, and arabian, for the first part a the quarter horse would be in the lead. After that the thoroughbred would be in front. After that the arabian would be in the lead. I think that is what makes the arabian great.
Those horses are all built to run differently. You can't race them all together. For example, the arabian was built and created for endurance and yes, would go further than a quarter horse or thoroughbred. But the thoroughbred was specifically built for speed. And the quarter horse for speed going a quarter mile. The Arabian was not built for speed like the thoroughbred. Therefore, would not be faster or win in a regular race. But I agree that the Arabian is gorgeous, elegant, and graceful.

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Arabians are agile and beautiful I have rode an Arabian before and they are so graceful. Arabians can also do both riding styles which can be helpful. Arabians are very easy to work with and are good listeners I have always dreamed of owning a Arabian.
[Newest]How much speed does this horse breed have
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2Thoroughbred
Fast, powerful, strong & brains who could ask for anything more, I mean what more proof do we need than all the famous race horses or maybe even the ex-racehorses that didn't make and turned out to make GREAT companions to their owners! And the eventing horse, the elite athlete.
Thoroughbreds are marvelous breeds. Everyone thinks they are hot headed and pushy, but they are so sweet and loving, I have a 10 year old mare off the track, she's had four foals and I am now retraining her to be a hunter and jumper horse, I can take her on the trail and she does great, I am only 12 and she takes great care of me as I do with her. Thoroughbreds are one of the sweetest breeds out there and I'd definitely say they're number one.
They are defiantly hot headed my instructor is trying to retrain an of that track race horse that only came out of the gate 15 times and she got bucked of and she nearly broke her back and she has been riding for longer than you have been alive
They are good for just about any discipline. Strong and muscular, and a crowd pleaser.
[Newest]I love to watch these amazing horse. They are fast, and beautiful. They have a nice shape. Tall, long and slender. They are great horses.
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3Quarter Horse
In my personal opinion, the Quarter horse is the most responsive to rider as an individual. This breed can pick up on different temperaments of individuals, as well as styles of handling. They feel more relaxed with someone who will reward them and respect them, than they do with someone is a harsh handler and does not thank the horse for a job well done.
They're just so versatile. They can do anything from jumping, to barrel racing, then you can plop a kid on them and take them for a trail ride. If I had to go with one breed for the rest of my life, the Quarter Horse would be it!
I had a quarter horse and it was amasing she was a fast learner and a fast barrel hores to I also have a colt and he's 2 and I've rode and trained this horse all by myself and I'm only 11
[Newest]I do reining and Quarter Horses are perfect for it! No other breed is at their level in reining, and Quarter Horses should be number one!
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4Paint Horse
A paint horse is the same thing as a quarter horse, except colored. Same personality, same build. Both beautiful wonderful extremely versatile breeds. The paint should be right up there with the quarter. More people need to recognize that they are pretty much the same thing
I own one and she is a perfect horse we do English pleasure jumping barrel racing trail riding they are just an all around horse
I think that they are amazing and just breathtaking to watch anywhere, also when foals look nearly like their mother, I think it is so cute.
[Newest]These horses have nice, different, unique colour but I don't like the build. I don't like the build because it looks like a quarter horse and quarter horses are stocky.

5Mustang
To me at least, besides the fact that mustangs are the embodiment of our ideas and the spirit of the wild west, they are one of the most enduring and intelligent horses ever. They have survived without our help for as long as they have existed, and continue to despite our efforts to interfere. It saddens me that they are suffering under our oppressive "care". I hope they will continue to be free, for as long as they can.
I have mustangs of my own and once you get their trust they are they are very smart horses. I've had other types of horses but after I got mustangs I will never go back to another type of horse, because to me they are the best horses out there.
I've never had a horse but I've seen movies with mustangs and I think that they are really fast.
[Newest]I love this breed because they are wild. They may not be the best looking but they are free and that is not something you really see anymore.

6Appaloosa
I have 2 appalopsa and they are such a wonderful breed very strong legs and powerful runners at the start to the end great show ponies all around my number 1 pick plan on breeding my 2 to hood stallion...
I believe that the Appaloosa is a great Family horse and suitable for any rider. Fast learners and very intelligent. They can be used for any sport. Hardy horses that can easily live out day and night and with a minimum of extra food.
Amazing! My family have 9 horses, 3 of which are appaloosa, and although I love all of them equally, I can say from personal experience that appys learn anything the quickest, and are the most naturally responsive. But because of their intelligence they can be a bit challenging when they get bored!
[Newest]They are so cute.
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7Friesian
The Friesian is an ancient beautiful breed originally regarded as a powerful all-around utility animal. Throughout history it has been used as a war horse, having the strength, agility and sturdy bodies to carry armored knights into battle, and in every sort of farm work and riding purposes. In the last few hundred years Friesians have gained a reputation as a fine saddle horse and as an excellent harness horse because of its active trot. They are also intelligent horses. Their predominant colour is black. THIS IS AN AMAZING GORGEOUS HORSE! VOTE!
Awesome breed. Best nature and the most inquisitive of all breeds. Stunning behaviour and learning is slow but its quality results.
They make a lovable companion and sometimes happy and prance around I think friesion IS THE BEST HORSE ever! Vote for me peeps

HORSES ARE AWESOME ANYONE CAN LOVE ANY HORSE NOMATTER WHAT BREED IT IS
[Newest]The friesian is gorgeous. So beautiful! I think they should be second... After the Arabian.

8Clydesdale
Beautiful Big horses!
They are very famous for commercials mostly beer commercials because they were saved by them.
Great for hauling huge stuff too!
Wish I had 1 though :/
I have a Clydesdale and it has the best temperament in the world and it is so affectionate if you where to buy a horse ou should buy one of these amazing beautiful stunning animals, they are so stunning and breathtaking, I could never have chosen a better breed also fell ponys are the best they rock xx
I wish I owned one. Very gentle and loving! Also, very pretty! Lovable, big sweet, and loyal, what more could you ask? Big babies, really. Smooth ride and they even look nice doing jumps up to 2 foot. Fine with dogs, kids, and anything else! Bombproof if trained correctly. MOST are never high strung, but bad lines could be hot heads. Easy to train, ride, and calm. Different horses are different, regardless of breed, but Clydes are usually fine with their hooves being picked up and being clipped of summer. All rounders, Gentle Giants!
[Newest]Strong horses but not my favourite.

9Gypsy Vanner
They are amazing horses, I have a 3 year old mare that is a great rider, I'm training her into jumping and hopefully I can compete with her in a few competitions in the future! I guaratee this horse is the better side of every other horse.
Gypsy vanners are really strong because they are a smaller version of a shire
I love Gypsy vanners, and I think that they should be number 1 of the top 10 horse breeds.
[Newest]Pretty horses. Very nice looking.

10Morgan
The Morgan can do anything that any other breed can do. They are highly intelligent and can compete and win in every discipline from riding, driving, jumping and can pull weight as well as even the big draft horses. They love people and show that love by bonding with there human partners to form a team that can't be beat,
Morgan's are the best thing that ever happened to me. They're sporty friendly and always be by our side. I really enjoy riding them and spending social time with them because they always have a powerful personality and always makes me feel better no matter what. That's why I think Morgan's should be at the top of the list
I rode one for the first time when I was 2, she was a English pleasure mare with fire, a actual champion. When I was 4 I rode her off the lead line.. Morgans are the best thing that's every happened to be, they are beautiful, versatile, and just plain amazing. They are also love able and sweet, you are left with no reason to not like them.
[Newest]Morgan's are an awesome breed. They can do pretty much anything unless physically unable too. They can barrel race, reining, roping, western pleasure, show jumping, cross country, dressage and English pleasure

The Contenders

11Shetland Pony
Shetlands may have a bad reputation for having bad temperaments but it all depends on the horse itself. I known quite a few people who have Shetlands and I think they're sweethearts.
I have a shetland pony and she is the smartest, cutest, and sweetest thing ever. Everybody loves her and wants to ride her. For a young and beginning rider I would prefer a shetland pony. You'll be happy if you get one!
I have a Shetland pony and she is so cute x
Best pony ever! She does all 4 paces and she is the best at jumping x
So smart :)))
[Newest]My shetland doesn't have a temper there the best


12Standardbred
Quite beautiful beginners horse. Mostly known for the amazing cooperation. A mans best friend. Very willing and very good for endurance working. They have got the face on an angel
Will try there heart out with anything you ask! Never put a foot wrong. They are great for beginners but also serious riders looking to train that perfect horse.
Sounds so great for beginners

13Dutch Warmblood
They are bred for jumping, and that's what they do! They are huge, beautiful animals, hard to beat in any way...
I have a dutch warmblood, well, 2! And they are perfect! The loves of my life. they are so powerful and great jumpers, but both are so sweet around the barn. they love what they do and really have fun jumping. great breed
These are such good horses! Great temperament, smart and beautiful!
[Newest]My horse is a Dutch warm blood and I love him! He's so gentle!

14Hanoverian
Definitely should be in the top 10 because they are so well behaved, beautiful and willing to please their riders. I just lost the best horse I ever rode due to a sale and I miss her so much. She was so graceful and wonderful at dressage. She was even hard on herself for things a person might be, such as stumbling or mis-stepping. Such a good girl.
So well behaved. Allways trys there best. Gives everything there all. Never stops surprising me and my friends how good they are. I lpvethe breed so much

15Andalusian
Best horse to ever come out of Europe bar none!

One of the most ancient breeds in the world possibly even older than the Arab.

Easy to work with and train, learns quickly, affectionate, charismatic, energetic, classy, elegant, proud, strong and many more adjectives come to mind when describing the PRE. One would need hours upon hours to properly type the perfect description for the PRE!

Most beautiful horse in the world!
No other horse can be as majestic and hardworking. They may not have the strength of a shire horse or the stamina of a thoroughbred, but what other horse would work until he drops for you.
What other horse moves and trains like an Andy! They are one of the oldest and smartest of them all! I don't see any other breed performing like the PRE!

16Brumby
Brumbies are fantastic but I've heard they are really hard to gentle. Still, I love them and maybe it's their wild, independent nature that makes then great!
I love the brumby because of a movie I watched when I was little

17Haflinger
The Haflinger, also known as the Avelignese, is a breed of horse developed in Austria and northern Italy during the late 19th century. Haflinger horses are relatively small, are always chestnut in color, have distinctive gaits described as energetic but smooth, and are well-muscled yet elegant. The breed traces its ancestry to the Middle Ages, and there are several theories for the breed's origin. Haflingers were developed for use in mountainous terrain, and are known for their hardiness. Their current conformation and appearance are the result of infusions of bloodlines from Arabian and various European breeds into the original native Tyrolean ponies. The foundation sire, 249 Folie, was born in 1874, and by 1904 the first breeders' cooperative was formed. All Haflingers can trace their lineage back to Folie through one of seven bloodlines.
The haflinger is the best horse breed ever. I have a haflinger named "a kings ransom" he is the best horse I could ever ask for. he is so loving and patient and kind
A chestnut colour the only problem is you need to let them know who's boss. They are about 14-15 hands high. They are both a carrige and an everyday riding horse. If you bought one you have made a great choice

18Warmblood
They are pretty and BIG Beautiful creatures <3 them

19Australian Stock Horse
Most versatile horse you'll come across

20Welsh Pony
Welsh ponies should definitely be in the top ten. My job at my barn is to train all the young welsh ponies. There are 7 of them. They can get a little excited but man are they fun! They are adorable jumpers and amazing movers. One of my ponies is only 12.3 and he gets horse strides when jumping! Once they are finished with training they are bombproof for anyone to ride them. One of the ponies I trained is sold and doing 2'6 hunter courses with his new owner! The welsh pony will try their best to please you, even though they will try to outsmart you.
I think these amazing ponies should be in top 10#, I have had my welsh pony since I was four (now I'm 16). we were told that once you get one, you will get more, and guess what happenend... we now have a whole stud of A, B, C and D welsh cobs.
When I first got her she was only a baby so played up a little bit but now ANYONE can ride her or do anything. I let her go out and teach little kids how to ride and even though I'm too big for her now, at least little kids can enjoy her just as much as I did.

I do agree that they are too smart for there own good somedays but even humans are like that. They will all do almost anything for food haha
Jesus christ... these horses are to smart for there own good laugh out loud.

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