Top Ten Best Horse Breeds


The Top Ten

1 Arabian 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. - turnandburnbaby_1026

Arabians are the Ferrari of the horse breeds. They are fast and sporty. But the thing about them that's amazing is that if you can ride an Arab, you can ride anything. though you probably won't cause everything else feels "half dead". They are amazing at meddling personalities with their owners, and become an extension of your own being rather than a mount. They become part of you and who you are because they are so amazingly smart. Also they have huge hearts. And can learn anything. If you can handle the fire in your Arab with respect, they will respect you in return and you'll both be tempered into something better. I wouldn't ride anything else. On top of that they are gorgeous! And can do anything. They can show, jump, run barrels, do trails... They can do anything and everything. They're perfect in my opinion

I ride

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2 Thoroughbred Thoroughbred

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.


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3 Quarter Horse Quarter 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

In my opinion the quarter horse is because it rides gentle and it responds to you really fast.It does all sorts of things that makes me think there the best horse!

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4 Paint Horse Paint 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.

I own A paint horse and they are the same thing as a Quarter Horse

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5 Appaloosa Appaloosa

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!

I think Appaloosa horses are great horses, considering their strong back legs, speed, and intelligence! Although I have never owned a Appaloosa horse myself, I have visited many Appaloosa horses and think that they are very responsive to the rider/owner.

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6 Mustang Mustang

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.

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.

Mustangs might not have the best confirmation or best attitude (at first), but there is something about them most people over look. Mustangs are intilligent, resilient, durable, athletic, sure footed, easy-keepers, who are capible of doing anything that is asked of them. They have all of these attributes because of there adaptability to harsh environmental conditions; and, if they didn't have these characteristics to there breed they wouldn't have survived in the wild this long. The most important thing to keep in mind when working with this breed, is they need to trust you. Trust is key. You have to show them that things are OK. Your domestic horse will see objects and a Mustang will see past objects to see if they are a threat. With honest love, a lot of patience, and appreciation for their heritage they will not let you down. Just remember that complacency with any horse could get your hurt.

This is a really pretty horse and I really like it. I myself is using this kind of horse in my book. Thank you for this selection of fine horses

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7 Friesian Friesian

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


I love these horses they are so beautiful, fast, strong, and intelligent, also very loyal to anyone.

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8 Gypsy Vanner Gypsy Vanner

I was shocked at how versatile the Vanner breed is and, yes they can jump. I have watched them jump a four foot fence flat footed (big engines) and know of one who jumps in competitions. Pam Fowler Grace a 2008 Olympic Contender in Dressage once said to me,

"he is one of the most extraordinary horses of any breed I have ever ridden in my life " Pam was talking about The Gypsy King, one of the first two Vanner stallions to ever enter North America.

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.

I think that Gypsy horses are awesome. I have never ridden one, but I am desperate to ride one someday. I have petted them before at Ohio state fair, and they were usually friendly, unless they were having a bad day for some reason. I love them and the fact that they are versatile and family friendly. They are just so sweet.

Love the horses

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9 Morgan Morgan

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

Morgan horses are great horses. They are very strong and often graceful looking horses. They can live very long lives of up to 40 years of age. (Nearly 15 years longer than many horses average life spans) I rode a 33 year old morgan horse a few years ago. He was very friendly and pretty. He was roan and naturally had reddish streaks through his honey colored tail. He had a bumpy trot, bur I still loved so much.

Beautiful, and intelligent

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10 Clydesdale Clydesdale

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

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 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!

Because they are pretty and fun to watch

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The Contenders

11 Standardbred Standardbred

Standardbreds make excellent beginner horses especially geldings and anyone who wants a safe care free ride would choose a Standardbred as they have amazing people friendly nature and since most are broken to harness as well as saddle they are so use to being handled and so accepting and I've never seen any of my Standardbred riding horses spook or getting worried about anything. Trust me after 20 years of experience in horses and owning Everything from American Miniatures to purebred Arabians the Standardbred is a winner. Like what most standardbred owners say I wish I own one many years ago. Biggest kept secret in the horse world the Standardbred horse. thanks Darryl

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.

I have a 16.3 standardbred mare, Paris. She does it ALL! on the casual side, I can take her out bareback and she’ll trot for me. And I mean trot! On her other side, she is an amazing dressage horse but even Paris doesn’t stop here. She is a Grand Prix jumper, eventer and she’s harness trained!

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12 Shetland Pony Shetland 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 :)))

Small cute

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13 Andalusian

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!

Very kind and trust-worthy horses.

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14 Dutch Warmblood Dutch Warmblood

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!

They are bred for jumping, and that's what they do! They are huge, beautiful animals, hard to beat in any way...

They are so cool looking and fast runners

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15 Hanoverian

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.

Should defiantly be in the top ten! I own three of them and they are amazing! All the Olympic riders have this horse!

A real life noble steed, seen in three day events and also Excels in show jump get and dressage.

Ok so basically everyone n this is chooseing their horses based on looks, this means arabians and quarter horses are at the top when really the are NOT the best looking, they are NOT reliable, NOT very good at any specific sport, NOT very well behaved, yeah sure they look cute but how about the people who are to tall for those. Lets face it Arabian are beginners horses who little children are obsessed with until they find out about other breeds. I know for a fact that once those other breeds have been found warmbloods are defiantly more reliably then them, more talented, waaay better movers and I mean since when was a arabian used in the olympics and look atall those warmbloods. Not that I have anything against arabians yeah they are quite pretty and good for in hand showing and lungeing.

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16 Tennessee Walking Horse Tennessee Walking Horse

I have a Tennessee Walking Horse myself so I know first-hand that they are mostly calm but can be spunky and try their best to do what you want and their very intelligent and pick up on what you want them to do quick if you want a trail horse a Tennessee Walking Horse is perfect and they have really smooth gaits too.

Tennessee Walkers are some of the most intelligent and loveliest breeds I have ever come upon. They are also amazingly smooth horses, and can participate in nearly everything! Don't know why only 0.6% voted on them, but whoever did, thumbs up to you!

I love Tennessee Walkers and I think they are some of the best horses in the universe. I have met one that is part welsh and it is absolutely amazing. He is very sweet and he hugs me. On the other hand, there is one that is pretty mean, but I am getting to him. I say it depends on the individual horse.

I absolutely love this breed! I have riden quarters my whole life and when I first got on mine I was so amazed that another breed could be as good or even better than a quarter. They have such smooth gaits and have very different personalities. Mines kind of spunky but she is one in a million. Very pretty and powerful breed. It is quite remarkable to get them going in their gait for the first time, the most memerable ride of my life. They are very sweet, gentle, and trusting horses. They can become your best friends after two rides.

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17 American Saddlebred American Saddlebred

One of the most versatile horses in the world! I have worked with them for over 40 years, and I have bred horses that are now top jumpers, dressage horses, police horses, barrel racers, cutters, and so on! I have sold a saddlebred to almost every discipline known to man! The saddlebred is know for its natural beauty and grace, a top competitor with the Arabian. I believe the arabian is only favorite because nobody has seen the movement and beauty of the show horse, the saddlebred! Not just beautiful, they are powerful! These horses will take you on a journey that you will never want to leave! Best know in their performance of saddleseat, saddlebreds are NOT sored for their gaits like with TWH And the Big Lick. Every dicipline has it's abusers, but saddlebreds are worshiped for their strength, beauty, and of course, their living companionship. Give a saddlebred your heart, and he will stand by you through thick and thin.

American Saddlebred's are amazing horses. I ride a few and they are just great. They are kind and gentle and love you to bites no matter what you do with them (as long as it's not anything bad) but they are just great to have around and are good for shows

One of the most intelligent, people loving, athletic, beautiful and versatile of all breeds. I have ridden various breeds of horses and why they are not listed among the most intelligent of all breeds is nothing, but ignorant breed prejudice.For many years they were the top breed for movie and televison performances. See Mr. Ed, Fury, Giant, National Velvet etc.

"If its not a Saddlebred its just a Horse"By far the superior horse in any discipline in the World!

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18 Haflinger Haflinger

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.

I have a Haflinger named Sugar and she tries every thing she can to get out of work if you even look off to the side she will stop and turn back around to go find something to eat. All in all though she is the best and calmest horse I ever ridden.

If it's not a Haflinger it's just a horse! Number one breed in the world, get with it website, you are seriously out dated!

This horse is favorite and I am getting one soon

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19 Warmblood Warmblood

Warm bloods are strong and gorgeous looking great jumpers

Love em. No more.

Beautiful, great quality horses!

Beautiful and awesome horse

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20 Brumby Brumby

Brumbies, much like mustangs, do not have a standard genetic disposition. As with all wild horse "breeds", they draw from a wide genetic pool. No two populations of brumbies will have the same conformation. For instance, in the neighbouring Toolara and Tuan state forests, the Toolaran brumbies show significantly more draught horse breeding than their lighter Waler-like Tuan counterparts.

However, for all their physical conformation difference, brumbies share the same wild spirit. They do not trust easily and will be quick to shy away from human contact. Once these initial barriers are gone, however, brumbies invariably prove themselves to be very capable and responsive horses. Most trained brumbies will always keep their wild spirit to some extent and try to remain largely independent of their rider, but they are quick and willing to respond to a rider's instructions.

With a brumby, a rider needs to be aware that the wild horse has a better understanding of its ...more

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 naturally pefer a horse with a wild instinct. They seems more wise (and more intelligent) than other horse breeds, knowing the basic area around me better. Also I just love them in general

They are so cute!

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21 Welsh 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.

My welsh is cool.. She is 5 years old and 13.1 and she is marish sometimes but she is sweet. You can see her on my Instagram, I'm @my_chestnut_yummy. She has awesome Hunter confirmation, a good temperament, and she is smart. Also a very easy keeper. These are common traits of a welsh

Welshes are the best ponies that ever lived. They are such easy keepers and love to learn. Love attention, love people. Great ponies! All around amazing ponies, and the can also pull carts!

My welshie, farmore good as gold, stands at 13.2, and is sired by the famous telynau royal charter, and he is fanominal over fences, perfect in the flat, and has amazing ground behavior, but is puupy - like in such a cute way

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22 Connemara

How are Connemara ponies are not in the top tens! Seriously they are amazing they are calm, gentle and nice But they are still really good to ride and safe and great with children they will love anyone who treats them well! I have seen them at shows. They rock and are amazing to ride I suggest them now and I always will so GET ONE!

Connemaras are amazing horses! I own one and he is the kindest horse ever. If he ever gets a fright he doesn't do anything wrong and he tries his best to keep me safe! If I leave him in the paddock he chooses me over his over horse friends and follows me around every step I take. He is an all rounder and loves water! He is also very quiet. Connemaras are especially good children's horses because you know they will keep the child safe and love them unconditionally.

Connemara Ponies are gentle kind and sweet. They have sloping shoulders which is good for jumping and All sorts of other things. In the Dublin Horse Show 2014 The guy jumped 1.20 and the Connemara Stallion jumped it and won. They are brillant ponies, there is one at my riding stables called Nora and she is the best pony in the world, she loves jumping. CONNEMARAS SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 10!

number 1

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23 Australian Riding Pony

This is best horse ever! They should be the number 1!

Best for your first riding poney

24 Canadian Horse

I keep hearing about how this is the most sociable horse breed. And who doesn't want that? I haven't owned a Canadian so can't say whether it's true or not, but considering their history, it would make sense. These horses have only recently have been bred with sporting in mind, previously having been bred to work on the farm. It would make sense to presume farmers would have focused on breeding them for good tempers, as opposed to how high they could jump or how fast they could run.

I have a Canadian mare and she is just the sweetest, kindest horse ever. Strong, easy keeper, able to do nearly any task. The Canadian's history is a fascinating one and they were used during war as war horses, particularly during the Civil war.

This is the little horse that could. Toughest horse ever, puts up with all types of weather and great at all tasks.

I have a Canadian...He is the the most even tempered, willing and loveable horse I have ever owned...Canadians are the Golden Retievers of the horse world ( only smarter)

25 Irish Sport Horse

Love them, amazing at most things, so sweet and intelligent!

There are friendly gentle and fast really they should be the best

Strong, Athletic, and beautiful.

I love these! !

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26 Norwegian Fjord

I have a Norwegian Fjord and she is so sweet! I think she is one of the most beautiful and cute horses in the world. She is literally like a giant shetland pony, lol! If you get on their good side they will do lots for you up until the limit of their nap-time. They can be a bit lazy and stubborn but, I have heard they can also be gentle. Anyway, I LOVE Fjords (my username for Youtube is Fjord Horse Lover)! - Leopardspirit

Fjords are the most wonderful breed.l! I didn't set out to get one, but stumbled upon the breed and have been so grateful. They're smart, typically have good brains, sturdy, hardy, sure-footed, versatile, sweet, and personality plus. They may not be tall, but they can have spunk and torque. If you give them love and kindness, they will give back to you in spades. Owning my Fjord has brought me a sense of pride because my guy is always respectful, a good citizen, low maintenance, and the barn mascot. He's the horse my friends want to ride to regain their confidence after a fall. Everyone should try a Fjord once and see what I mean.

I love fjords so much

I have loved Fjord horses since I have seen one! AMAZING HORSE!

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27 Rocky Mountain

Beautiful black coat with appears to be red hair in the sun light

I had a Rocky Mountain and loved every minute. Beautiful breed and a great experience.

They are great horses

28 Shire

Gentle Giants, strong/powerful and easy to work with, I had a rescued shire and loved him with all my heart but if I chose to have another horse I would defonatly have another shire.

I think shire horses are beautiful horse. They are friendly and big.

29 Welsh Cob (Section D)

I've owned and ridden several different breeds of ponies and horses and my favorite is my Welsh Pony! She is smart and beautiful like an Arabian, willing and trustworthy like a Quarter horse, and loves to go fast like a Thoroughbred. She is super smart and is constantly outsmarting those who ride her but the trick is to be patient and gentle and she will do absolutely anything for me! My friends hate riding her and they say she is a pain but I think she is just so fun. She has taught me so much about equines!

Fun, cheeky and loving - obviously been mistakenly placed of number 23.

Well what can I say Welsh cob section D's are the best breed you can think of. I have my beautiful boy Utah and he is the best boy I could think of. He plays with me, cwtches me a dream Horse to have

Getting two beautuful black mares next month they are amazing I love welshies

30 Australian Stock Horse

What the other comment said. They can everything like jump, do dressage, stock work, camp drafting and more. They are tough, quiet horses for beginners or experienced.

I rode one. He was pretty calm and self aware. Lovely horse indeed.

Most versatile horse you'll come across

How is this horse not at number 1?! Let alone even in the top 10?!

I’ve been riding my entire life and I cannot say how great a stock horse is! You will not find a more versitale horse!

These horses will compete and PLACE in anything! I’ve ridden many many different breeds of horses, warmbloods, thoroughbreds, quarter horses, arabs, you name it. And not just that I’ve seen others ride them too!

These horses will place in dressage, show jumping, eventing, sporting, western pleasure, camp drafting, team penning, roping, hack OR Hunter classes,barrels, anything.And I guarantee you that they will place. And they’re a great horse for anyone.

I’ve got a 14hh buckskin stock horse and a 16.1 straight and TRUE black one. Whatever you are looking for, somewhere there will be a stock horse that will fit the bill.

Good quiet natures too. Bred for stockmans originally and have the genetic ability to go all day. Great stamina and fast little buggers too. ...more

31 Anglo-Arabian

The Anglo-Arabian or Anglo-Arab is a crossbred horse that now also has its own status as a horse breed. It is a Thoroughbred crossed with an Arabian so two of the oldest and favourite horse breeds ever. The best examples of this breed inherit the refinement, good bone, and endurance of the Arabian, as well as the speed and scope of the Thoroughbred. They are powerful horses and are good at most things, The breed ideal is for a horse to have conformation that more strongly resembles the Arabian. They have a long neck, prominent withers, a compact and strong body (sturdier than the Thoroughbred), a deep chest, and solid bone. Anglo-Arabians should have small, fine heads, similar to an Arabian, but they should not be overly "dished" in profile. These are Amazing animals and have both speed and stamina from the Thoroughbred and have the elegant, graceful and intelligence from the Arabian.

My two favourites crossed together! Wow! My whole life has been a lie! 🐎

32 Paso Fino

They come in such wonderful colors and are such smooth gaited horses. They are great for trail rides, endurance, and pleasure. (Of course a lot of other things. It depends on the individual horse, usually.) Paso Finos are also very gentle.

Has a temper but once you bond and get to know them, they will be the best horse you ever owned!

Awesome horse. Smoothest Horse ever.

Have owned 3 and love them dearly.Smooth gait and tremendous mind.

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33 Exmoor

They are so sweet I was looking to buy a horse but then when I saw the cute little Exmoor foal. He was cute and I finally got him to a good rank with training. Now he is one of my champions at the stable. They are really just stunning horse. When you are looking for a horse he is a great choice. They don't have a problem with kids. I have a 4 year old and he rides my Exmoor!

An extremely tough, sweet, cute, and awesome horse. Willing to do most anything you ask.

I rode a ex or and had a great experience


34 Oldenburg

Oldenburgs have great jumping ability and excellent gaits. They are also very tall and beautiful (from my experience). Every Oldenburg that Ove worked with has been willing and kind.

35 Lippizan

Best horse ever best temperament loveable great at dressage jumping and cross country and also a good companion love trial rides perfect for little kids and advanced rider

The only horses that can do such dance moves like the Lipizzan, there is no other! ;D Also known as Lipizzaners.

Best horse ever lovely animals sweet kind and gentle also very tricky 💕👍

36 Icelandic Horse

I love their character, willingness and spirit. Having very soft additional gates does not spoil either.

Intelligent, courageous, funny, moody and no two are the same. The only horse breed to have 5 gates. A lot of diversity in their color.

I love these ponies they are hard working and unique. Each of them have a great heart.

Best horse, period.

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37 Falabella

Cute little ponies. Sturdy and intelligent

A falabella is this adorable pony and I have one at my stable. They are just beautiful and look wonderful. My 5 year old holds on and rides her bare back. They work well together he has never gotten thrown off. This is a good pick for ponys.

38 Akhal-Teke

A very versatile and beautiful breed, descended from the extinct Turkoman horses. They are hardy, versatile and very beautiful and have a range of coat colours and beautiful shiny coats due to their special hair structure.

The most beautiful and thoroughbred horse in the world!

Its called the golden horse, it should be in the top 5

Most beautiful horse ever seen in my life.. It's just too much

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39 New Forest

I look after a new forest and they are a hardy, fluffy ponies

These are very popular in England!

I live near the forest so woo!


40 Hackney

A great pony for whatever discipline anyone wants to do. The pony I first learned on and learned the most on was a hackney pony. They can be a bit fiery, but also are gentle. They are known for a high trot and are beautiful to watch.

This horse is fabulous. It should 100% be on the top ten list!

This is a fast and friendly horse.

41 Trakehner

Of my 5 favorite breeds 3 of them are in the top three, the 4th one was not to far down, so I gave the Trakehner a vote to help them out.

My favorite breeds: Arabian, thoroughbred, quarter horses, gypsy vanner, and the Trakehner

Amazing horses, and beautiful jumpers. Loves everyone around them. Will win every show jumping competition.

I own a Trakehner and she's beautiful! Great jumper and runs gorgeously!

42 Kathiawari

This is a unique breed made for the semi-arid wilderness. They run for a long time without water or food. Their curled ears make them look very different. The breed is loyal to a single rider and has a strong temperament to strangers.

Very smart and I like how their ears curled. Really friendly horses.

I really love their ears and they are really smart horses.

Greatest warrior horses are kathiawari breed which prepared by kathi rajput community of kathiawar and kathiawari horses are very loyal to the owner and very strong enough to go on battle in every conditions and also they have boost power and great presence of mind...beautiful horses...elegant... Hard...strong...wise...all abilities are available in pure kathiawari breed...proud to be kathi of kathiawar which found the kathiawari breed of horses...jai kathiawar.

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43 Missouri Fox Trotter

The breed has the best temperament, surefooted and very smooth gate. We have 4!

I have a Missouri Fox Trotter named Abby and she is beautiful. Her gait is so automatic that you just click. Her temperment is 7/10 and is not for everyone, but she is one of that fastest Fox Trotters that I have ever met.

My Foxtrotter mare is wonderful with kids, my gelding not so much. They are lively and fun horses, with wonderful gates.

My Foxtrotter mare is the sweetest horse I've ever met, but she knows what she wants. Overall a great breed.

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44 Percheron

Love mine. Best at dressage and most awesome trail horse ever! What a living companion too!

Percheron horses are steady, calm draft breeds with Arabian ancestors. Vote Perchy!

45 Chincoteague Pony

Although the chincoteague ponies are wild, it is gentle and calm and makes a ideal child's pony. It usually stands around 13 hands tall, so it is a very good choice for smaller riders. It is also used to live on live food, so it's not as expensive! I love them!

Chincoteague ponies are a very gentle child horse. They only stand up to thirteen hands, so it's great for small riders. They are also used to living on little food, so they're not as expensive as other breeds. They're great!

Although the chincoteague pony is wild, it is very calm and very gentle, so it is a good choice for a child's pony. They stand up to 13hands tall, so it is a good choice for small riders. they are also used to living on not much food, so they aren't as expensive!

This is the best pony. Vote for them, how could you guys let Misty down!

46 Azteca

I love my Azteca. I'll definitely be getting more of these beauties. Great movers with nice quiet minds. Love people.

Great cross Quarter horse with an Ibriean horse

47 Belgian

I have one Belgian and she never go to the vet other then shots

I have one and I love him

In my Experience they are the most powerful strongest breed out there
And Beautiful to

48 Caspian

Caspian Ponies are thought to be the ancestors of the Arabian... You can thank a Caspian for your Arab! Also, Caspian ponies (if an ancestor to them)are one of the oldest breeds alive. Thumbs up to you if you vote CASPIAN!

49 Hucul
50 Xilingol

These horses are SWEET! Very hardy and strong, and they are the ONLY breed with a X! GO UNIQUE XILINGOLS!

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