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Horses, Ponies & Unicorns

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Equines, Pony and Carousel Horses

Horses are large, solid-hoofed, herbivorous quadrupeds. The scientific term is "Equus caballus". Horses have been domesticated since the dawn of times, back in prehistoric times. There are hundreds of variety or breeds of horses. Some are used for carrying or pulling loads, others are prized for riding, or racing.

Most Commonly Known

  • American Quarter Horse - agile, docile, and athletic
  • Arabians - Arabian breed is the worlds oldest breed registry
  • Thoroughbreds - track-racers and jumpers, pleasure horses for riding
  • Appaloosa - Speckled horse, developed by Nez Perce Native Americans
  • warmbloods - Hanovarians, Trakehners, Cleveland bays, Canadians, and Belgian
  • Ponies - Childrens horses, Shetland and Welsh ponies
  • The Morgan Horse - famous for clearing and tilling New England farms early in American history
  • Grade Horses - Unknown or no particular breed
  • Gaited Breeds - Smooth riding Tennessee walker and Kentucky mountain saddle horses
  • Draft Breeds - the giants Clydesdale and Percheron