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30 Types of Horses Bred All Across the World

 Horses are a truly spectacular creation of nature, gifted with an excellent sense of balance and long tapered legs that are designed for speed. Most types of horses have been bred over centuries, as human beings have been domesticating horses since 4000 BC. Horses have also even been the inspiration for mythological beings and creatures from various folklore. 

These four-legged beauties now have numerous different uses alongside people, be it in police work, tourism, therapy, agriculture, or entertainment. The breed can be identified by the variations in the color of their coats, their speed, their energy levels, their geographical origins, and even the purpose for which they were bred, among many other significant categories. There are over 300 different types of horses in the world, each more beautiful than the last. Here are 30 that will have you dreaming of galloping mustangs.

 

1. Black Forest Horse, an endangered light draft horse from Germany

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, Black Forest Horse, an endangered light draft horse from Germany

(By CARL STEINBEIßER, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

2. Paso Fino, a naturally gaited light horse imported from Spain

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, Paso Fino, a naturally gaited light horse imported from Spain

(By Arsdelicata, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

3. Quarter Horse, an American horse breed, excellent for short sprints that can outrun most other horse breeds

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, Quarter Horse, an American horse breed, excellent for short sprints that can outrun most other horse breeds

(By José Reynaldo da Fonseca, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

4. American Paint Horse, a western stock horse known for its spotted coat

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, American Paint Horse, a western stock horse known for its spotted coat

(Wikimedia Commons)  

 

5. Hispano-Bretón, an endangered horse from Spain

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, Hispano-Bretón, an endangered horse from Spain

(Wikimedia Commons)  

 

6. Sokolski horse, a breed of draft horse from Poland

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, Sokolski horse, a breed of draft horse from Poland

(By Marek Gawęcki, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

7. The Quarab, an American horse bred from the Quarter Horse (No. 3), the Paint Horse (No. 4 and the Arabian Horse

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Quarab, an American horse bred from the Quarter Horse (No. 3), the Paint Horse (No. 4 and the Arabian Horse

(By Montanabw, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

8. The Pryor Mountain mustang, a descendant of the imported Colonial Spanish Horses and the only mustang herd remaining in Montana 

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Pryor Mountain mustang, descendants of the imported Colonial Spanish Horses and the only mustang herd remaining in Montana

(By Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

9. The Noriker horse, a moderately heavy draft horse from Austria

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Noriker horse, a moderately heavy draft horse from Austria

(By Paula Jantunen, Finland, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

10. The Morgan horse is among the earliest breeds developed in America

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Morgan horse, among the earliest breeds developed in America

(By Just chaos, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

11. The Caballo Losino, an endangered breed from Northern Spain 

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Caballo Losino, an endangered breed from Northern Spain

(By Discasto, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

12. The Marwari or Malani, a rare breed known for its inward-turning ear tips from Jodhpur in Northwestern India

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Marwari or Malani, a rare breed known for its inward turning ear tips, from Jodhpur in Northwestern India

(By Virendra.kankariya, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

13. The Jutland horse, a draft horse from the Jutland peninsula of Poland

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Jutland horse, a draft horse from the Jutland peninsula of Poland

(By Malene Thyssen, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

14. The Tersk or Tersky, a light riding Arab type of horse from Russia

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Tersk or Tersky, a light riding Arab type of horse from Russia

(By Елена Морева, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

15. The Swedish Ardennes, a medium-sized heavyweight draft horse from Sweden

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Swedish Ardennes, a medium sized heavyweight draft horse from Sweden

(By Jacob Rask, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

16. The Zweibrücker, a warmblood horse bred in Western Germany 

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Zweibrücker, a warmblood horse bred in Western Germany

(By Jean, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

17. The Trait du Nord, a heavy draft horse bred in Western Belgium and Northeastern France

The Trait du Nord, a heavy draft horse bred in Western Belgium and Northeastern France

(By Eponimm, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

18. The Warlander, a baroque horse known for its intelligence, flexibility, and strength 

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Warlander, a baroque horse known for it’s intelligence flexibility and strength

(By Randy Stewart, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

19. The Zaniskari or Zanskari, a small mountain horse from Ladakh, in Jammu and Kashmir

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Zaniskari or Zanskari, a small mountain horse from Ladakh, in Jammu and Kashmir

(By Eatcha, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

20. Shagya Arabian, an Anglo-Arabian horse bred in 19th-century Austria-Hungary

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, Shagya Arabian, an Anglo-Arabian horse bred in the 19th Century Austria-Hungary

(By Véronique Mestre Gibaud, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

21. The Pintabian horse, an American-Arabian breed known for the tobiano color pattern of its coat 

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Pintabian horse, an American-Arabian breed known for the tobiano color pattern of its coat

(By Kent Pledger, Wikimedia Commons)

 

22. The Noma, a critically-endangered small horse breed from the Japanese island Shikoku 

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Noma, a critically-endangered small horse breed from the Japanese island Shikoku

(By OpenCage.com, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

23. The Međimurje horse, a domesticated medium-heavy horse breed from Croatia 

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Međimurje horse, a domesticated medium-heavy horse breed from Croatia

(By Silverije, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

24. The Jeju horse, a South Korean horse breed from Jeju island, known for its strength and fitness

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Jeju horse, a South Korean horse breed from Jeju island, known for its strength and fitness

(By 제주마육성팀, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

25. The Falabella, a miniature horse from South America and one of the smallest breeds in the world 

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Falabella, a miniature horse from South America and one of the smallest breeds in the world

(By Captain E H Eckholdt, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

26. The Bavarian Warmblood, a heavy warmblood sport horse from Bavaria

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Bavarian Warmblood, a heavy warmblood sport horse from Bavaria

(Wikimedia Commons

 

27. The Žemaitukas, a historic warhorse from Lithuania 

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Žemaitukas, a historic warhorse from Lithuania

(By Tocekas, Wikimedia Commons

 

28. The Boulonnais, a cross-bred draft horse popular in the US and imported from France

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Boulonnais, a cross-bred draft horse popular in the US and imported from France

(By Ib51, Wikimedia Commons

 

29. The Auxois, a large and muscular breed from eastern France

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world, The Auxois, a large and muscular breed from eastern France

(By Eponimm, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

30. The Croatian Coldblood, a domesticated coldblood medium-heavy horse from Croatia 

Different beautiful breeds of horses from all around the world,  The Croatian Coldblood, a domesticated coldblood medium-heavy horse from Croatia

(By Fraxinus Croat, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

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