The Akhal-Teke may look delicate, but it was bred for sport and endurance runs in the harsh deserts of Turkmenistan, where water and food are scarce.The Akhal-Teke is one of the oldest horse breeds in the world, a descendant of the Nicean horse, and ancient to its home in Turkmenistan, where its shimmering coat blends in well with its desert surroundings.
There's a Scottish island which has way more miniature horses than people
The island of Foula – a Shetland island off the coast of Scotland – is perhaps unsurprisingly where Shetland ponies originated from and horses have apparently lived there since the Bronze Age. To get there, you’ll need to catch a ferry from the mainland, which departs just a three times a week, or an eight-seat plane which’ll give you the best views of the island.
Ah, steeds, steeds, what steeds! Has the whirlwind a home in your manes? Is there a sensitive ear, alert as a flame, in your every fibre? Hearing the familiar song from above, all in one accord you strain your bronze chests and, hooves barely touching the ground, turn into straight lines cleaving the air, and all inspired by God, it rushes on! ~Nikolai V. Gogol The Arabian Horse - Drinkers of the Wind
Man o’ War: The Most Famous Horse That Never Ran In The Kentucky Derby
Man-O-War. Look at what a beefcake he was. He looks like a Quarter Horse. What happened to this style of TB? (I dunno, but I'm pretty sure they aren't breaking legs on the home stretch or just out of the gate. ~ZR)