ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Famous, Great & Popular Horse Breeds in World History

Updated on July 13, 2011

Famous Horse Breeds

Horses come in many sizes, shapes and colors. There are many different breeds of equines, from Arabians to Thoroughbreds and even Clydesdales.

All thoroughbred horses are descendants of three Arab stallions. The founding sires were Byerley Turk, Darley Arabian and Godolphin Arabian.

These great horses sired the best horses for racing.

Thoroughbreds are used for show jumping, combined training, dressage, polo, and fox hunting. They are known as hot bloods and have courage, spirit, agility and speed.

  • Arabians
  • Thoroughbreds
  • Morgans

Some of these horses you'll instantly recognize, others you won't.

Arabian

The oldest domestic breed of horse on the earth. It was shaped by the sands of the desert and the harsh living conditions. The Arabs prized this horse for it's intelligence, quick wit, sound temperament and endurance. It's blood has improved other breeds of horses

Clydesdale

The most well known Clydesdales in the world are the Anheuser-Buch's Budwiser. They are large and graceful horses bred to be draft horses. They are used for pulling competions over the US. They can be rode however they are twice as large as a normal ridding horse.

Friesian Horse

This horse bred comes from the Netherlands. Originally it was used for a draft horse until it was developed into a nobleman's horse because of it's grace and agility. In the Middle Ages they were highly prized as destriers for the knights all throughout Europe.

Saddlebred

These horses are very comfortable to ride over rough terrain. Through selective breeding, the Narraganset Pacer was bred in Rhode Island. They made through the rest of the colonies.

Wild and Free Mustang

Mustang horse grazing at sunset.
Mustang horse grazing at sunset. | Source

Mustang

Mustangs are descendants of the horses the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th Century. The Native Americas must of thought that the Conquistadors were a centaur. When these people were over came and made into slaves they learned the horses weren't connected their oppressors. They learned about the horses by begin stable hands. They stole the horses. Some of these escaped to become feral or wild. Soon the populated all of North America.

Morgan

The Morgan horse is an American breed. He was given to Justin Morgan because the former owner died. His first owner named him Figure and he was foaled in Randolph, Vermont.

Justin Morgan was a teacher and a composer of music. When he found out that his horse could out pull the bigger ones and outrace the the fastest horses, he put him into pulling and racing contests.

This amazing horse passed down his qualities to his daughters and sons.

Quarter Horse

The Quarter Horse breed goes back to the late 1700's. The Quarter Horse was a fast sturdy horse that was prized in horse racing. They'd race them for a quarter of a mile. These horses can reach up to 55 miles per hour. This is how they got their name.

These horses are great for people learning to ride a horse. They are gentle, willing to please, fast and agile.

Paint Horse

These horses are prized by the Native Americans for it's willingness to please, intelligence and agility. A brave needed these qualities in the horse he rode in a buffalo hunt. The paint horse delivered. The brave and his horse brought home the food his tribe and family needed after a long hunt.

They also believed that theses horses were magical.

Cowboys valued these horses for the same reasons. These horses worked hard from sun up well beyond the sun set.

Horse Articles

If you have a horse-crazy daughter or girl in the family, check out my article on Horse Bedding for Girls.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)