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It's not easy find information about ALL horse breeds in the world, let alone a good photo. But I'll try my best.

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World of Horses - Kiso Horse - Visit the breed pages for information on this breed and other horses and ponies from around the world. All Horse Breeds, Riding Horses, Horse Armor, Local Festivals, Pretty Horses, Palomino, Central Asia, Zebras, Ancestry

Horse Breeds - Kiso Horse

World of Horses - Kiso Horse - Visit the breed pages for information on this breed and other horses and ponies from around the world.

Silverthorn Shotgun, Australian Stock Horse stallion. ASH seems to have a similar history as Waler: developed from the imported horses and being suitable to Australian sometimes harsh conditions. Waler doesn't have Quarter Horse blood, ASH does (well, not all). As the name goes, ASH's have been used as stock horses and they're known for their intelligence, stamina, courage and toughness. Today they're used in many disciplines: dressage, endurance, polo, eventing, cattle work... Brumby Horse, Rare Horse Breeds, Different Horse Breeds, Canadian Horse, Morgan Horse, Black Horses, Horse Saddles, Equine Art, Animals Of The World

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Silverthorn Shotgun, Australian Stock Horse stallion. ASH seems to have a similar history as Waler: developed from the imported horses and being suitable to Australian sometimes harsh conditions. Waler doesn't have Quarter Horse blood, ASH does (well, not all). As the name goes, ASH's have been used as stock horses and they're known for their intelligence, stamina, courage and toughness. Today they're used in many disciplines: dressage, endurance, polo, eventing, cattle work...

New entry about Wild Horses: The Kaimanawa Wild Horse in New Zealand - Horseback Riding worldwide Most Beautiful Animals, Beautiful Horses, Beautiful Creatures, Rare Horse Breeds, Kai, Wild Mustangs, Horse World, All The Pretty Horses, Cute Horses

The Kaimanawa Wild Horses

Today there are about 300 Kaimanawa Wild Horses which live in the Kaimanawa range in the north of New Zealand.

Belmont Golden Boy, a New Zealand Warmblood (NZWB) stallion. NZWB is simply a warmblood riding horse that is accepted by New Zealand Warmblood Horse Breeders Association. Most of the NZWB's have TB, Anglo-Arab, Trakehner, Hanoverian, Oldenburg or Holstein background but also other European WB's are accepted. The breeding goal is to produce good dressage horses and jumpers. Warmblood Horses, Dressage Horses, Thoroughbred, Pretty Horses, Beautiful Horses, All Horse Breeds, New Zealand, Equestrian, Cool Photos

Belmont Golden Boy, a New Zealand Warmblood (NZWB) stallion. NZWB is simply a warmblood riding horse that is accepted by New Zealand Warmblood Horse Breeders Association. Most of the NZWB's have TB, Anglo-Arab, Trakehner, Hanoverian, Oldenburg or Holstein background but also other European WB's are accepted. The breeding goal is to produce good dressage horses and jumpers.

VBA Belle, a captured Brumby mare. Brumbies are the semi-feral horses of Australia. Similar story as the Mustangs': horses were imported to Australia and then either let free or they escaped. They are considered harmful to the native vegetation, soil and animals and also to the domestic animals, and thus they're hunted and captured. Brumby conformation is varied as are the colors. They're very tough and surefooted horses. All The Pretty Horses, Beautiful Horses, All Horse Breeds, Mountain Zebra, Plains Zebra, Wild Horses, Mustangs, Zebras, Little Pony

VBA Belle, a captured Brumby mare. Brumbies are the semi-feral horses of Australia. Similar story as the Mustangs': horses were imported to Australia and then either let free or they escaped. They are considered harmful to the native vegetation, soil and animals and also to the domestic animals, and thus they're hunted and captured. Brumby conformation is varied as are the colors. They're very tough and surefooted horses.

The Coffin Bay Pony is considered to be a semi-feral equine breed indigenous to the Coffin Bay region, of Australia. All Horse Breeds, Miniature Ponies, Pony Breeds, Wild Mustangs, All The Pretty Horses, Draft Horses, New Forest, Four Legged, Sea Creatures

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Coffin Bay pony is a semi-feral pony of Coffin Bay, on the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula in Australia. It's not a Brumby, Coffin Bays and Brumbies are kept separated with fences. CBP originates from 60 or so Timor ponies that were imported to Coffin Bay area in 19th century. Also some European blood has been mixed to the ponies. They still look a lot like Timor ponies but there are 2 types of CBP's, light saddle type and a stronger type.

Haydon Legacy, an Australian Waler stallion. Walers are descended from… Breyer Horses, Horse Tack, Brumby Horse, All Horse Breeds, Pony Breeds, Rare Horses, Types Of Horses, Majestic Animals, Clydesdale

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Haydon Legacy, an Australian Waler stallion. Walers' ancestors are all the horses that were imported to Australia so it was a very diverse stock. There were TB's, Arabians, Timor Ponies, drafts, some Southern African horses and so on, but not QH's. On 19th century, Walers were cavalry mounts par excellence, they were imported to Palestine and India. Nowadays some sources claim that the original Waler has merged into the Australian Stock Horse but some claim there still are some bloodlines…

Koora-Lyn Cossack, 5th generation Australian Pony stallion. Australian Pony's history started in 19th century and the studbook was formed in 1931. Australian Pony's ancestors have been Arabian's, TB's, Welsh and Timor Ponies and several other horses and ponies imported to Australia. Even today crossings with Welsh A and B are permitted so Welsh blood is dominant and it's also seen in the conformation of AP. They're pretty, beautiful ponies with lots of capacity as riding and driving ponies. All Horse Breeds, Different Horse Breeds, Pony Horse, Horse Tack, All The Pretty Horses, Beautiful Horses, Grey Horses, Riding Stables, Welsh Pony

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Asia

Tiny, ancient horses found in Tibet — The Wild Horse Rare Horses, Wild Horses, Extinct And Endangered Animals, Endangered Species, Pretty Horses, Horse Love, All Horse Breeds, Pony Breeds, Wild Mustangs

Riwoche Horse/Pony was found in an isolated valley in Riwoqê County, Tibet in 1995 but, of course, the locals have known them forever. The horses are wild or semi-wild, some are captured for work but often released again. They are very tough and look primitive, resembling somewhat the Przewalski horse. They've lived isolated for a long time without any foreign influence. They're pony-sized (122 cm), always dun colored.

Sumba and Sumbawa Pony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Java, All Horse Breeds, Pony Breeds, Pretty Horses, Borneo, Mammals, Equestrian, Creatures, Ponies

The Sumbawa Horse

A profile of the Sumbawa horse. They called it Sumbawa because it originated from the islands of Sumbawa, East Nusa Tenggara Province. They are small in size and for a glance resembles an oversize donkey. These horses are heavily used to bring tourist from the Hindu temple, 400 meters away, to the foot of the 450-step stairs of the crater. TMY 400 FD 135mm f/3.5 Canon AE-1

Manipuri Pony comes from Manipur, India. It's an old breed, thousands of years old even if its ancestry is not very well-known. Probably their ancestors are the Mongolian and Tibetan ponies but also some Arabian crossings have been made. Manipuris are the original polo ponies. Manipur is quite small, some 110-132 cm at withers and it's fairly lightly-built, even elegant. Usually they're bays and chestnuts, but also other colors, such as tobiano, gray, and perhaps palomino, may occur. All Horse Breeds, Pony Breeds, Pretty Horses, Palomino, Wild Horses, Zebras, Mammals, Equestrian, Cool Photos

Manipuri Pony Breed Standard

Manipuri Pony comes from Manipur, India. It's an old breed, thousands of years old even if its ancestry is not very well-known. Probably their ancestors are the Mongolian and Tibetan ponies but also some Arabian crossings have been made. Manipuris are the original polo ponies. Manipur is quite small, some 110-132 cm at withers and it's fairly lightly-built, even elegant. Usually they're bays and chestnuts, but also other colors, such as tobiano, gray, and perhaps palomino, may occur.

Yonaguni Horse/Pony originated from Ruykuy Islands, mainly Yonaguni Island, located south-west from Japan main islands. It's an old breed and its ancestors are unknown. Though, it resembles Tokara and Miyako Ponies a lot. It's also very rare, they were used for transportation and as drafts but mechanization made them useless. They're usually some 110-120 cm at withers but strong compared to their size. Yonaguni hasn't been crossed with bigger horses so it's kept its native features. Rare Horses, Big Horses, Pretty Horses, Beautiful Horses, All Horse Breeds, Different Horse Breeds, Pony Breeds, Wild Mustangs, Clydesdale

Yonaguni Horse/Pony originated from Ruykuy Islands, mainly Yonaguni Island, located south-west from Japan main islands. It's an old breed and its ancestors are unknown. Though, it resembles Tokara and Miyako Ponies a lot. It's also very rare, they were used for transportation and as drafts but mechanization made them useless. They're usually some 110-120 cm at withers but strong compared to their size. Yonaguni hasn't been crossed with bigger horses so it's kept its native features.

Misaki horses can be found grazing in meadows along Cape Toi ("Toimisaki" in Japanese) in Japan's Kyushu prefecture.Like many "native" horse breeds in Dressage, Island Horse, Rare Horse Breeds, Pony Breeds, Horse Information, Rare Horses, Horse Galloping, Extinct Animals, Wild Mustangs

Japanese horse breeds

Many people think that there were historically no horses in Japan, but that’s far from reality. I couldn’t find any one place with information about Japanese horse breeds, and after lots of research, decided to write an article on this topic. There is a total of eight horse

 IHB was created by Indian army during century as good cavalry horses were needed. It was created by crossing TB's and Australian Walers with local oriental horses, Kathiawaris and Marwaris. Photo by Bob Langrish All Horse Breeds, Different Horse Breeds, Pretty Horses, Beautiful Horses, Animals Beautiful, Pony Breeds, Indian Horses, Horse Photos, Urban Farming

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Indian half-bred (IHB) mare Hirni. IHB was created by Indian army during 19th century as good cavalry horses were needed. It was created by crossing TB's and Australian Walers with local oriental horses, Kathiawaris and Marwaris. The result is a horse suitable for Indian climate and a good riding horse. Nowadays the Indian Riding Police uses IHB's. They're usually some 150-160 cm, type varies, some have distinct TB features, some have the curved ears of Marwaris. All colors are accepted.

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Kiger Mustang mare. Kiger is a substrain of Mustang. They were found in Oregon. Kigers are homogenous with similar color and conformation and they have been DNA-tested for close relation to the Spanish horses. They're usually dun or grulla with dun markings (zebra stripes, dorsal stripe etc) and their conformation resembles still their Spanish ancestors: compact, quite muscled, somewhat noble and smooth. They also have a tractable temperament. All Horse Breeds, Kiger Mustang, Pam Brown, Don Carlos, Architecture Life, Dna Test, Urban Farming, Wild Ones, No One Loves Me

Kiger Mustang mare. Kiger is a substrain of Mustang. They were found in Oregon. Kigers are homogenous with similar color and conformation and they have been DNA-tested for close relation to the Spanish horses. They're usually dun or grulla with dun markings (zebra stripes, dorsal stripe etc) and their conformation resembles still their Spanish ancestors: compact, quite muscled, somewhat noble and smooth. They also have a tractable temperament.

Central, southern and eastern Europe

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Italy

 Once an indigenous feral breed from the Central Appennines in Italy, the Catria has been developed into a hardy breed suited to mountain agriculture and as a saddle horse. Reptiles And Amphibians, Mammals, All Horse Breeds, Pony Breeds, Rare Horses, Wild Mustangs, Horse World, Horse Saddles, Horse Photography

Italian breeds of horses: Catria Horse

Italian breeds of horses: Catria Horse - Cavallo del Catria

Poland

Tarpan (Equus ferus ferus, also known as Eurasian wild horse) is an extinct subspecies of wild The last individual believed to be of this subspecies died in captivity in Russia in Extinct And Endangered Animals, Endangered Species, Mammals, Age Spots On Face, Especie Animal, Horse Breeds, Fauna, Wild Ones, Zebras

A Glimpse of What We've Lost: 10 Extinct Animals in Photos

The Treehugger website claims this is the only photo of a living Tarpan. Tarpan, or Eurasian Wild Horse, lived on the steppes and forests of east Europe, Poland and Russia. They were hunted and captured (then crossed to domestic horses) until late 19th century when they were extinct in the wild. Later the captured pure individuals also died and Tarpan became extinct.

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France

Umour by Gypsy Cob, via Flickr. Ardenner Horse is one of the oldest breeds, it's suppsed to live in Ardennie area more than 2000 years ago. They've been powerful drafts with good quality and Ardenners have been used for breeding other heavy breeds. Now it has 2 types, lighter Postier and heavier Ardennes du Nord. Sometimes also Auxois is considered to be a type of Ardenner, not a breed of its own. Ardenners are usually bay or gray, but they can be also chestnuts. Black is not accepted. Pretty Horses, Horse Love, Beautiful Horses, All Horse Breeds, Animals Amazing, Majestic Horse, Clydesdale, Draft Horses, Gentle Giant

Umour

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Lokai comes from the mountain region of Tajikistan. It's usually small, pony-sized but nevertheless hardy, strong and surefooted. It's used by local tribes as a riding and pack horse, sometimes also as a light draft. It's also used for racing and for local horse game Kokpar. Its ancestors are the Lokai tribe's native horses that have been improved with Central Asian, other Russian and European horses. All Horse Breeds, Different Horse Breeds, Pony Breeds, Rare Horses, Horse Games, Urban Farming, Beautiful Horses, Equestrian, Cool Photos

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Lokai comes from the mountain region of Tajikistan. It's usually small, pony-sized but nevertheless hardy, strong and surefooted. It's used by local tribes as a riding and pack horse, sometimes also as a light draft. It's also used for racing and for local horse game Kokpar. Its ancestors are the Lokai tribe's native horses that have been improved with Central Asian, other Russian and European horses.

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Lokai comes from the mountain region of Tajikistan. It's usually small, pony-sized but nevertheless hardy, strong and surefooted. It's used by local tribes as a riding and pack horse, sometimes also as a light draft. It's also used for racing and for local horse game Kokpar. Its ancestors are the Lokai tribe's native horses that have been improved with Central Asian, other Russian and European horses. All Horse Breeds, Different Horse Breeds, Pony Breeds, Rare Horses, Horse Games, Urban Farming, Beautiful Horses, Equestrian, Cool Photos

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Lokai comes from the mountain region of Tajikistan. It's usually small, pony-sized but nevertheless hardy, strong and surefooted. It's used by local tribes as a riding and pack horse, sometimes also as a light draft. It's also used for racing and for local horse game Kokpar. Its ancestors are the Lokai tribe's native horses that have been improved with Central Asian, other Russian and European horses.

Umour by Gypsy Cob, via Flickr. Ardenner Horse is one of the oldest breeds, it's suppsed to live in Ardennie area more than 2000 years ago. They've been powerful drafts with good quality and Ardenners have been used for breeding other heavy breeds. Now it has 2 types, lighter Postier and heavier Ardennes du Nord. Sometimes also Auxois is considered to be a type of Ardenner, not a breed of its own. Ardenners are usually bay or gray, but they can be also chestnuts. Black is not accepted. Pretty Horses, Horse Love, Beautiful Horses, All Horse Breeds, Animals Amazing, Majestic Horse, Clydesdale, Draft Horses, Gentle Giant

Umour

Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.

 Once an indigenous feral breed from the Central Appennines in Italy, the Catria has been developed into a hardy breed suited to mountain agriculture and as a saddle horse. Reptiles And Amphibians, Mammals, All Horse Breeds, Pony Breeds, Rare Horses, Wild Mustangs, Horse World, Horse Saddles, Horse Photography

Italian breeds of horses: Catria Horse

Italian breeds of horses: Catria Horse - Cavallo del Catria

Kiger Mustang mare. Kiger is a substrain of Mustang. They were found in Oregon. Kigers are homogenous with similar color and conformation and they have been DNA-tested for close relation to the Spanish horses. They're usually dun or grulla with dun markings (zebra stripes, dorsal stripe etc) and their conformation resembles still their Spanish ancestors: compact, quite muscled, somewhat noble and smooth. They also have a tractable temperament. All Horse Breeds, Kiger Mustang, Pam Brown, Don Carlos, Architecture Life, Dna Test, Urban Farming, Wild Ones, No One Loves Me

Kiger Mustang mare. Kiger is a substrain of Mustang. They were found in Oregon. Kigers are homogenous with similar color and conformation and they have been DNA-tested for close relation to the Spanish horses. They're usually dun or grulla with dun markings (zebra stripes, dorsal stripe etc) and their conformation resembles still their Spanish ancestors: compact, quite muscled, somewhat noble and smooth. They also have a tractable temperament.

Tarpan (Equus ferus ferus, also known as Eurasian wild horse) is an extinct subspecies of wild The last individual believed to be of this subspecies died in captivity in Russia in Extinct And Endangered Animals, Endangered Species, Mammals, Age Spots On Face, Especie Animal, Horse Breeds, Fauna, Wild Ones, Zebras

A Glimpse of What We've Lost: 10 Extinct Animals in Photos

The Treehugger website claims this is the only photo of a living Tarpan. Tarpan, or Eurasian Wild Horse, lived on the steppes and forests of east Europe, Poland and Russia. They were hunted and captured (then crossed to domestic horses) until late 19th century when they were extinct in the wild. Later the captured pure individuals also died and Tarpan became extinct.

World of Horses - Kiso Horse - Visit the breed pages for information on this breed and other horses and ponies from around the world. All Horse Breeds, Riding Horses, Horse Armor, Local Festivals, Pretty Horses, Palomino, Central Asia, Zebras, Ancestry

Horse Breeds - Kiso Horse

World of Horses - Kiso Horse - Visit the breed pages for information on this breed and other horses and ponies from around the world.

Silverthorn Shotgun, Australian Stock Horse stallion. ASH seems to have a similar history as Waler: developed from the imported horses and being suitable to Australian sometimes harsh conditions. Waler doesn't have Quarter Horse blood, ASH does (well, not all). As the name goes, ASH's have been used as stock horses and they're known for their intelligence, stamina, courage and toughness. Today they're used in many disciplines: dressage, endurance, polo, eventing, cattle work... Brumby Horse, Rare Horse Breeds, Different Horse Breeds, Canadian Horse, Morgan Horse, Black Horses, Horse Saddles, Equine Art, Animals Of The World

We Have The Breed For Your Needs

Silverthorn Shotgun, Australian Stock Horse stallion. ASH seems to have a similar history as Waler: developed from the imported horses and being suitable to Australian sometimes harsh conditions. Waler doesn't have Quarter Horse blood, ASH does (well, not all). As the name goes, ASH's have been used as stock horses and they're known for their intelligence, stamina, courage and toughness. Today they're used in many disciplines: dressage, endurance, polo, eventing, cattle work...

New entry about Wild Horses: The Kaimanawa Wild Horse in New Zealand - Horseback Riding worldwide Most Beautiful Animals, Beautiful Horses, Beautiful Creatures, Rare Horse Breeds, Kai, Wild Mustangs, Horse World, All The Pretty Horses, Cute Horses

The Kaimanawa Wild Horses

Today there are about 300 Kaimanawa Wild Horses which live in the Kaimanawa range in the north of New Zealand.

Belmont Golden Boy, a New Zealand Warmblood (NZWB) stallion. NZWB is simply a warmblood riding horse that is accepted by New Zealand Warmblood Horse Breeders Association. Most of the NZWB's have TB, Anglo-Arab, Trakehner, Hanoverian, Oldenburg or Holstein background but also other European WB's are accepted. The breeding goal is to produce good dressage horses and jumpers. Warmblood Horses, Dressage Horses, Thoroughbred, Pretty Horses, Beautiful Horses, All Horse Breeds, New Zealand, Equestrian, Cool Photos

Belmont Golden Boy, a New Zealand Warmblood (NZWB) stallion. NZWB is simply a warmblood riding horse that is accepted by New Zealand Warmblood Horse Breeders Association. Most of the NZWB's have TB, Anglo-Arab, Trakehner, Hanoverian, Oldenburg or Holstein background but also other European WB's are accepted. The breeding goal is to produce good dressage horses and jumpers.

VBA Belle, a captured Brumby mare. Brumbies are the semi-feral horses of Australia. Similar story as the Mustangs': horses were imported to Australia and then either let free or they escaped. They are considered harmful to the native vegetation, soil and animals and also to the domestic animals, and thus they're hunted and captured. Brumby conformation is varied as are the colors. They're very tough and surefooted horses. All The Pretty Horses, Beautiful Horses, All Horse Breeds, Mountain Zebra, Plains Zebra, Wild Horses, Mustangs, Zebras, Little Pony

VBA Belle, a captured Brumby mare. Brumbies are the semi-feral horses of Australia. Similar story as the Mustangs': horses were imported to Australia and then either let free or they escaped. They are considered harmful to the native vegetation, soil and animals and also to the domestic animals, and thus they're hunted and captured. Brumby conformation is varied as are the colors. They're very tough and surefooted horses.

The Coffin Bay Pony is considered to be a semi-feral equine breed indigenous to the Coffin Bay region, of Australia. All Horse Breeds, Miniature Ponies, Pony Breeds, Wild Mustangs, All The Pretty Horses, Draft Horses, New Forest, Four Legged, Sea Creatures

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Coffin Bay pony is a semi-feral pony of Coffin Bay, on the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula in Australia. It's not a Brumby, Coffin Bays and Brumbies are kept separated with fences. CBP originates from 60 or so Timor ponies that were imported to Coffin Bay area in 19th century. Also some European blood has been mixed to the ponies. They still look a lot like Timor ponies but there are 2 types of CBP's, light saddle type and a stronger type.