Did you ever go through a horse girl phase? Are you still in it?
Or maybe even just beginning one? No shame!
Horses are beautiful animals that should be appreciated, so memes and jokes aside, let’s take some time to learn about them. Whether you’re a seasoned equestrian or just dipping the toes of your riding boots in, this post is for you.
Here are the top three most popular types of horse breeds that you can find in a stable or at an auction.
First on the list is the classic Arabian horse. This is a horse breed that has stood the test of time and has likely begun the bloodlines of many other horses.
In fact, you can trace records of the Arabian horse all the way back to the year 3000 B.C. That’s a long reputation!
This horse is popular not only because it’s been around for quite a while, but also because it is generally quite spunky and spirited in attitude. However, when they meet their perfect match, Arabian horses have been observed to be quite loyal, loving, and incredibly trustworthy.
The Appaloosa horse is hard to ignore. While other horses like Thoroughbreds and American Quarters may seem to get more attention, there’s no beating the beautiful speckled Appaloosa.
This horse gains its fame for the beautiful spots and striped hooves. Originating actually from a breed somewhere in time between a Thoroughbred horse and an Arabian horse.
Appaloosas are built quite strongly, as they were primarily used by Native Americans for hunting and for battles. Nowadays, Appaloosas are generally used as stock horses and also for horseback riders that are looking for a casual and enjoyable trip — they just take some time to break in!
Finally, there’s the Morgan horse. The Morgan horse is known for its beautiful build.
These horses exude elegance. Bred to help clear and till colonial farms in New England, the Morgan horse now can usually be found at shows expressing a regal posture.
In fact, Morgan horses are some of the most popular horses to have at shows, having demonstrated to be especially well suited for driving and riding. Driving is one of the most complex classes an equestrian and their horse can work through together, and in these competitions are where this breed truly thrives!
Best in Show With These Types of Horse Breeds
Now it’s time to “giddyup!” as your inner cowboy or cowgirl might say.
If you’ve been interested in the horse world for a while or want to relate to your horse-loving friends, you’ve got a good foundation going by knowing these popular types of horse breeds. Now it’s on to the hundreds and hundreds of other breeds you can learn about — you’ve still got over 350 to choose from!
So what are you waiting for? Put on your riding boots and gallop onwards!
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