Top Ten Best Horse Breeds

The Top Ten
Arabian

I have had a few diffrent breeds growing up but the Arabian is tops in my book. Hard, wonderful feet- rarely a health issue and they are extremely smart! Arabian horses can learn any discipline in riding. They learn fast and will outsmart their rider if given the chance. But the BEST quality is that they are sweetest, most kind natured horse I've ever met. There is a reason in the dessert they would sleep in the tents of their masters! They are super protective and loyal to their owners, but you have got to earn it! Once you do -they are your best friend for for life.
Unfortunately they have a stereotype for being " hot" or " crazy". Any Arab who behaves that way is a direct result of the owner and I can guarantee you- any horse that person has will result with the same issues. I would Never go back to any other breed after earning the love of one of these beautiful and graceful animals.

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

My Arab is definitely the smartest horse I've ever ridden. Riyaaz (Arabic: Garden of purity), has only ever had to be shown anything new twice before he has it, apart from when he flat doesn't see the point in doing something.
I have had him since he was 14 months old and he is now rising 7. He has taught me how to ride at the same time as I was breaking him in (not the best way to do things as I soon found out).
During the last 3 years he has been amazing both in the school and out on the endurance trails. I first broke him to English and then moved on to western as he is so slim I found it really hard to stay seated. He caught me several times using his neck when I didn't stop as quickly as he did!
Learning how to handle an Arabian has been amazing. He has broken my nose, rib and neck over the years, all have been 'my fault' accidents.
He has definitely copied my personality and spends hours finding ways to chase and torment others in his field. My wife says he is a ...more

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

Thoroughbred

One of the fastest breeds, definitely one for those with the need for speed. They are also great show jumpers, though they're known better for racing. They come in many different shapes and sizes, along with colors as any other breed does. Though with all horses, thoroughbreds need much patience and training to become the amazing creatures they are. Much like the andalusians, these horses can be the best of the best with the old English Kings when their knights rode them into battle. Altogether though, the thoroughbred horse is non the less an amazingly beautiful, strong and powerful horse. Any owner along with any horse should know this.

Thoroughbreds are amazing. My aunt works at a barn close to where I live, and the owner owns one. I saw some of the stable hands ride her and she is super fast! I'm only 12 so I don't know how fast she actually went, but like I said, very fast! Her name is American Dream and she is 2 Years old now, maybe older. I've ridden her before and she is very gentle and slow when you want her to be and she is fast when you want her to be fast. She takes directions very well! I wish I could post a picture but she is gray and white and my aunt usually puts flowers in her mane and also braids her tail!

Thoroughbreds are certainly amazing horses. They are definitely intelligent, athletic, hard working horses making them ideal for any discipline. Sadly, they get the reputation for being hot headed but this statement is highly unfair because every horse is their own individual. In my experience they are quite level headed but like all horses do best when kept in a consistent exercise program. The only problem with Thoroughbreds is that some can be hard to keep weight on.

I ride hunters and jumpers and have had both thoroughbreds and warmbloods. If you don't make a decision in time (such as whether to take a long or short distance), the warmbloods usually just stumble their way through it. All the thoroughbreds I've had will make the choice on their own to the best of their ability. They will also put themselves on the line to make sure their rider gets out unharmed (ie- taking a really short distance when their rider makes a mistake rather than refusing the jump, even though it'd be easier for them to just stop and have the rider fall off. )

Morgan

I love that they are really friendly, they are also so nice to ride. When I ride my horse I don't feel that I'm gonna fall of like I do on maria, he is much smarter than the others in the barn. He looks so beautiful when he jumps canters trot's even walking, he's my prettiest horse. he's black and white and brown at the bottom of his legs. they come in so many colours. I have 12 horses morgan's: 4. Arabian: 1 (she's so grumpy). Thinker pony: 2. Islandic horse: 3. Shetlandpony: 2. I've bought a thoroughbred now. I love all my horses. (by the way Firegirl110 my favorite Morgan is actually named Morgan, he's my favorite horse)

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.

I have had Morgan's for 25 years. They all have real personalities and bond strongly with their rider. My 22 year old Morgan mare has done it all: endurance, carriage driving, showing, search and rescue, parades, trail riding and horse camping. Most of the time she is smarter than I am with a lot more stamina. Morgan's are the best all around horse breed and will love you forever.

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,

American Quarter Horse

I have grown up around Quarter Horses. We have 6 right now. Our oldest Quarter Horse is our chestnut gelding, Sugar. He is the smartest, packing horse I have ever known. In fact, he's the only horse I know who can get a saddle off of himself, call in an Elk (Trust me, he has! ), and will untie himself and every other horse!
Not only are they smart, Quarter Horses are an extremely versatile breed. People mostly use them for western, but I believe they can do both western and English. They are my favorite breed in the whole world!

I like Quarter Horses because they are very easy to break and they are loyal. They do like to run and they are very respectful, I feel safest on a Quarter Horse because they are very calm. They are just so versatile. They are handy in jumping, barrel racing, and even trail rides. I went to Eureka Springs Arkansas last year (I was 11 then) and we went on a trail ride around the mountains and my horse was a Quarter horse and her name was Bella, but never once did she get off trail.

Anyone who doesn't think that the quarter horse is at the top of the list has obviously never been near or own this magnificent breed! They are super sweet, gorgeous, and are absolutely willing to please anyone who cares for them. They can pretty much accomplish any sport and are excellent at any sport relating to racing and jumping. They have HUGE hind-quarters that make this breed perfect in speed and jumping. This has got to be the top breed.

I have always has a quarterhorse and they have been a really great breed. Honestly I love all horse breeds, but what suprised me was the 2 breeds that I have not liked at all are number 1 and 2. I think that thouroughbreds are WAY to high strung for kids unlike quarter horses and arabians mainly are flashy and jumpy and wouldn't make a great family horse. I am not trying to make others mad I am just saying this from my expierenecs with theses breeds and another thing I hat is that arabians have a dip in their face that makes them look like someone chopped up their face and thouroughbreds are just so tiny built I'd rather have a quarter horse

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

I ride loads of standardbred horses and in my opinion they are the best because they make excellent beginner horses and they are so gentle and are like a bestfriend you never had. I am currently waiting to get a horse and this is the bread I will definitely go for xx

This Horse is very, very good for Beginners! I'm a Beginner myself, and I have a Standardbred Horse. He's black so I named him Night. He's absolutely AMAZING! I love riding and am completely obsessed with Night!

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

American Paint Horse

I have a paint horse who is the best all around horses. Yah quarter horses are good at barrel racing and stuff but paints can do barrel racing one day the jump the next! PAINT IS A BREED! Also they are NOT QUARTER horses colored because I have a solid bred paint so they can be one color also then the quarter horse would just be a pinto quarter horse not a paint. They are also really good at western pleasure and really any thing. I go to a paint horse barn where they only have paint horses (and 2 boarding arabians) so I am sure I know what I'm talking about :P

Tobiano paint horses were brought to North America in 1535 and are the first real American breed. These horses descend originally from highly trained Spanish War horses and are more versatile than most other breeds. They excel at western and english pleasure, trail, roping, working cowhorse and are a mainstay in the reining horse industry with sires like Gunnatrashya, Spooks Gotta Whiz and the leading sire Colonels Smoking Gun "Gunner".

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 have always loved paint horses they are beautiful, smart, strong, and sensitive. I fell in love with paint horses a few years ago en I met Nike a paint horse with a nike check mark on her cheek. I absolutely love Nike I have never met another horse that I loved as much as Nike.

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

I currently lease a Dutch Warmblood, and he is the sweetest horse I have met! Not to mention his amazing movement and talent!

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

I have had my DW for six years, I am 15 years old... He is the best moving, sweetest and hardest working horse I have ever seen. Do yourself a favor, get a DW

Clydesdale

I am a novice. So to all you experienced horse lovers I envy you. I always wanted a horse since I was a little girl, but we had no place to put the horse. If I have a horse one day, I want to see it every day. I love so many breeds my head spins. If I could own one I'd like the Friesian, Glydesdale and the gypsy vanner. Being I don't know how to ride I would like an older horse. A horse that would let me ride him or her without going fast. If the horse was not rideable that would be fine too. I just want a horse that would love me as much as I love him. But at this time I don't live in a place where I could have a horse. But I still dream and I won't stop dreaming of my beautiful, loving horse. Do horses know how or what love is?

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!

My grandpa always brags about Clydesdales to me. He's wanted one since he was little but we can't really afford it at the moment. I had the chance to meet on (friend of the family) and just the overall personality was amazing. They're so calm, gentle, loveable, smart, and powerful. Nicest horse I've ever met. Very adaptable with the rider's personality (excited, calm, etc.). Overall a majestic creature and great companion, whether it be for you or the family. I can't wait till I can get one myself.

I absolutely LOVE Clydesdales! They make me feel strong and tall, like they are. Even though they are normally not used for barrel racing my horse, Sundawn, is my state champion for 5 years in a row! She is 18.4 hh and is buckskin with a blaze and has a Chestnut colored mane and tail. Our record is 10.7 seconds and NEVER touched a barrel or slipped. If you are looking for your first horse, you should look into getting a Clydesdale!

Tennessee Walking 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.

In a barn full of show and lesson horses I have the only Walker. You can hear me tell him "Pick your head up. You're a Tennessee Walker not a Quarter Horse." Lol. When we ride, everyone watches him. His movements.
Smart and outgoing personalities that will wrap any human around their hoof. They love having a job to do and are easy keepers.
Their smooth gait, loyal disposition, and confirmation makes them my choice if you are looking for a partner.

Love my Walker, he is tolerant, intelligent, and has a long fuse. He can hack out on the trail for hours or work at home in the arena over jumps and poles. he is calm and laid back when needed and can flip the switch to high energy when asked. For those of us who want a sane sensitive easy going equine partner they are perfect!

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.

Hanoverian

Definitely top ten, well-rounded horses in multiple disciplines, very capable, calm, collected. I have ridden multiple Hanoverians (5-10), and generally they're lovely, learn easily, incredibly attentive and sweet. Talented both in dressage and show jumping, perfect hobby and beginner or junior horse, I would even recommend as a house pet. Very diverse in size and shape, but largerly an elegant, proportionate horse with great moves and an all-around sweetness to them. I've ridden them from when I was a child to now, and as all horses, they all have their hangups, but are generally agreeable and soft in the mouth, responsive.

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.

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.

They are such amazing horses who always try there best. my Hanoverian is amazing at dressage, jumping, cross country, hacking and well everything. this breed try's there best at everything. it doesn't matter if its just a hack or and Olympic round supporting our country. they aren't the fastest but will give everything a go. I also own a thoroughbred and a Arab and unlike my other horses my Hanoverian always feels safe to ride. I backed her my self and I love her so much. this breed should defiantly be in the top 3 let alone the top 10. you should defiantly vote for this breed.

The Contenders
Appaloosa

An all round nice horse. Appaloosas are the oldest breed by far and because of this they are so tuned into the human persona. The can and are used for any discipline because of there marvelous personalities and ability that they are famed for. They are long lived, never sick or sorry and always ready for whatever you throw at them. They are fast, jump for fun, very intelligent and adored by all... Ask anyone.

Appaloosas are the original all round horse. They have been around longer than any other breed this has enabled them to be so tuned into the human persona. They are easy to work with, super intelligent and adore human contact. They are long lived, never sick or sorry and always ready for action. They are fast, jump for fun and notoriously easy to handle. An all round nice horse... Ask anyone.

They are great, but too many end up with a riot of splotches and dots and spots that it makes them a little weird to look at. But the occasional one with simple colors is so beautiful. I absolutely adore leopard appaloosas! Not the best horse for girls because there is nothing to braid! Occasionally you get one with longer hair, so I take that back. Still, BEAUTIFUL HORSES!

Appaloosas are also an amazing horse for beginners and very docile. They love attention and are very sweet. I own one and recently started jumping her as well as my Quarter Horse. I also show her in halter classes, and pleasure classes at local shows. We also go trail riding and she loves it! She never spooks. That would be why I love Appaloosas!

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!

Not only are they beautiful, they are smart and loving. I never have to catch my Friesian... she meets me at the gate every time, ready to play or work. Super versatile - dressage, trails, beach, parades. Love this amazing breed!

I have personally never ridden or been close to a friesian, but I remember seeing them pulling wagons and carriages. They are truly magical horses and extremely beautiful, I envy anyone who owns a friesian

Ok personally I think this list is a load of crap. Its voted on by horse enthusiasts. You can tell by the way the ranking is laid out. And to be quite honest. The friesian should be sharing number 1 with the Arabian when it comes to intelligence. I have owned, still own an extraordinary intelligent friesian mare. She learns everything within 5 to 10minutes. If shes done it once, she remembers it, even months later after it wasnt asked. I truly believe that those who think friesians aren't intelligent, have not understood how friesians learn. You can't bully them into submission. They will not work for you. They will either shut down completely or fight you every step of the way. However if you're using liberty training, clicker training and give them the right incentive, your mind will be blown. They will learn faster than you could imagine. Try it. My girl has learned 35 tricks before she even turned 3. I have worked with almost every breed there is and I have encountered many smart ...more

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.

I ride gypsy cobs (That's what we call them) and they are the sweetest! They have never left my side and all of them love cuddles! They are just like big puppy dogs! They work hard to please you, and despite what some say, they can jump, very well! Both me and my pony are new to jumping and she is already quite good with it! I love them, all around amazing!

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.

They are very friendly, reliable and fast! My horse is a Gypsy and can easily overtake one of my other thoroughbreds on a flat bit of ground.
But I have noticed jumping tends to be their weaknesses which I understand completely due to them being quite heavy horses.

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

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

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

Warmblood

Warm bloods are strong and gorgeous looking great jumpers

Beautiful, great quality horses!

Beautiful and awesome horse

Big and beautiful

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!

Powerful, fast, loving, curious, intelligent, stunning movements and ancestor of most of the other breeds in the world. The best animal you can have to deal with.
You give it patience and love, and it will repay you with all of its heart (that is enormous).
Worked with my 5 yo colt, came from an abused past in Spain, and gave me everything he's got. It's a unique feeling to have all the trust of an animal that should have left none…
In three words: Pura Raza Espanola

I once came across one. It realized that I was afraid to aproach it as I was a kid than. Surprisingly, it, itself approached me so that I cuddle it. Extremely affectionate & docile breed of horse ♥

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.

Shetland Pony

My neighbors have one I really want to ride it. Its name is Vegas. I agree with the last comment- shetlands are very smart. This pony- Vegas- if you call his name he will come out of his stable and look at you. Have you guys ever been to 7 11? Well if you look across the street you will see a pale wall. Look over the wall and you will see a yard with trees and a kids slide. Then look more and you will see a pointy black fence. Yell Vegas and he will either come out of his stable or come to you. Walk into the yard and pet him and give him carrots. He is the sweetest pony ever.

I rescued a Shetland and yes it was bad tempered when I was younger (4-10) it didn't trust children because its old owners children used to abuse it. this isn't the pony's fault it was 100 percent the old owners fault. over the last 10 years his attitude has improved dramatically and is now 34 years old and living a happy retirement in a field with my x show jumping Arab. its never the horses fault there is always a back story which always results in humans being big headed dicks.

Shetlands are cute. They are strong. They are perfect for young riders who love ponies. Some are nice, some are hard to ride. If a kid falls of a Shetland, they can get used to falling because a Shetland is not as high. It is perfect.

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!

Connemara

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.

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!

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!

Connemara ponies are brilliant jumpers & crossed with a thoroughbred, they can jump even higher! They are very quiet, easy to ride & handle & are good doers, so much so that if they overfeed or are overfed, they can founder. I saw a great car sticker once that said "Jump on a Connemara pony".

Marwari

It is a purebreed of horses that is found in Rajasthan India. It was bred by the Rajputs of India who took care in ensuring the breed's quality. It was also used by the British during their rule of India and was regarded by them as a breed at par with any they had seen. The breed has suffered in the last few decades due to poor management which has resulted in a drastic fall in its numbers. Also a few genetic bottlenecks have been found in some of the Marwari horses when none existed, as late as 1989.

Marwaris are often crossed with Thoroughbreds to produce a larger horse with more versatility. Despite the fact that the breed is indigenous to the country, cavalry units of the Indian military make little use of the horses

One of the unique and elegant horse breeds notable due to its curled ears.

The marvari horse is a very power full breed. and the best breed in the world

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.

Paso finos are the best! I've worked with 2 paso finos (both rescues) and they have the best gait, not to mention a cute size and GREAT TRAIL HORSES!
do your self a favor and get a paso fino

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

Best breed in the world. Smooth willing trusting horses you can ride with no saddle!

Lusitano

Strong, brave, super smart, gentle and quick learners. They are also very versatile, they have been competing in every Olympic discipline for ages! If you are a dedicated and kind rider, your horse will commit himself 120% to your work!
The only sad thing is that most breeding houses here in Portugal are changing this breed, which has a really incredible amount of history in their back! The Lusitano might as well be as old as, or even older then, the Arabian!
Nowadays the Lusitanos we see are these medium, strong, arcaic horses, because of the mixes they have been put through with the PRE, while the original Lusitano was a big, still strong, sporty horse. These Portuguese horses used to the known for being the biggest and most agile horses on the battle fields!
My mare is a pure Lusitano, heights 170cm and we compete in the 120cm classes of showjumping, but I rarely see other riders with Lusitanos and I often receive ugly looks from other contestants who ride fancy French or ...more

They are the real warhorse, brave yet sweet, really hot but sweet and with real personality. Jumping, Bullfight, dressage, working equitation champions due to their sheer quality, athleticism and agility, cattle horses with real cow sense, and come from the greatest and most perfect equitation tradition in the world: Portugal. What can the others do to compare?

Better than arabs... these boys where the favourite horse of the roman army most versatile horse I have seen they can jump well they are strong and they are quite fast as well as agile besides that they're tall but not too tall definitely a great horse to ride arround have fun or to go to a event and "show off" a bit due to the beautifull color you can get from them and of how beautifull their mane is besides you can give the mane a little portuguese touch ;).

Very Beautiful and Powerful Portuguese Horses, They Were used as War Horses in the conquering of South America, they are also used in Bullfight, they have a Really very powerful apearence, very strong neck and hindquarters, I Love them, seen them in action, here in Portugal, wish I had one.

Icelandic Horse

They are my faveiurite horse breed. I have ridden Icelandic’s since I can walk and love their looks, personality and work ethic. They are strong enough to carry adults even though they aren’t the tallest horses and have the sweetest, funniest and dopiest personality of any horse breed I have ever ridden. They are unique with their many colour variations, fluffy mane and beautiful gaits that feel like heaven when you ride. They are also extremely elegant and cold resistant and can do any discipline. If this isn’t the perfect horse I don’t know what is.

Amazing old viking breed! Very healthy and long-living horses. They have two additional gaits - tölt and flying pace. There is so much culture and fun around these horses. And FEIF is very well organised.

The oldest and purest breed of horse. The Icelandic is a pony in height but actually a horse because of the weight it can carry or pull. The Vikings brought these mighty compact horses over in small ships. The breed is protected and mixing with other breeds is frowned upon. There is only one breed of horse in Iceland and that is the Icelandic horse. These horses have five gaits and are fantastic all around horses. They are one of the best breeds of horse and are solid in temperament and not afraid of anything. The fight or flight instinct was not bred into them as there are no predators in 🇮🇸 Iceland for these horses. The horses are age 4 when you start riding them because their bones are dense and need time to mature so they don't have problems later in life. They have a long life span and can live 30-40 years.
They are also strong swimmers and can swim long distances in cold water. They used to be called "the bridges of Iceland" because the horses used to swim long ...more

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.

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.

My horse is a Haflinger and I love him! Haffies have such a buggy and fiery personality, yet a great temperament. They are sometimes stubborn but that's just their personality. Once broke, Haflingers are amazing. Great for beginners and advanced, Western and English.

Haflingers are the definition of a versatile horse. Their size fits most riders, they can do any discipline, and can even do most of the work a full sized draft can do. The excel on trails, in the dressage ring, and on the farm.

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! 🐎

Akhal-Teke

Truly amazing horse breed. Not only do they have a beautiful distinctive look often complete with metallic gold coat, but they excel in any discipline, be it racing, eventing, showing or just riding.
In my eyes, the best horse breed by far.

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.

One of the most beautiful breeds. Akhal-Tekes are famous for having amazing metallic coats and in a variety of shining colours.

Known for its beautiful striking appearance. It is a unique horse breed, due to its appealing coat.

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