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The Fabulous Warmblood Horses

Updated on June 28, 2016

The Warmblood Horses

The warm blood horse breeds were developed many years ago after the European soldiers came home from Africa and the Middle East, where they had captured many horses and they brought the hot blooded Arabian horses home to Europe.

The Europeans crossed their heavy war horses which were cold bloods with the hot blooded Arabians and they got the warm blood. The warm blood breeds are very popular eventing horses and they are also used on ranches for herding cattle, roping and other ranch work.

The warm blood horses are not as heavly built as the cold bloods. They are calmer and have a better disposition than the hot bloods. In the beginning the warm bloods were used for riding and light work. Now they are used mostly for riding and competition.

American Albino Horse By Haase B. Brooks CC BY-SA 2.0
American Albino Horse By Haase B. Brooks CC BY-SA 2.0 | Source

The American Albino horse is not considered a true albino. The American albino horse can be any breed as long as their coat is white, and their skin is pink. Their eyes must be black, brown or blue. If a horse is white with pink skin and their eyes are pink they are an albino.

Deciding if a horse is an American Albino will depend only on their color. The American Albino can be a Quarter horse, Arabian, Thoroughbred or Morgan if they meet the American Albino color requirements. American Albinos can be stock type, saddle type or Arabian type horses. The American Albinos that are stock and saddle type will usually be 15.2 hands high. The Arabian types are not as tall.

In 1937 The American Albino Horse Club was started on the White Horse Ranch in Nebraska near Naper.

The foundation stallion that started the American Albion horse was Old King, who was a white stallion with pink skin and brown eyes. No one is sure, but they think Old King was mostly Arabian with some Morgan mixed in.

Usually when Old King was bred to Morgan mares the colts were white with pink skin and dark colored eyes.

The American Albino has often been used as circus horses. They will also appear at Fairs. The Lone Rangers famous hose, Silver, was an American Albino. The horse, Siramyuki, That Japan's Emperor Hirohito rode was an American Albino.

Banker Horse Herd by Joye CC BY-SA 2.0
Banker Horse Herd by Joye CC BY-SA 2.0 | Source

The Banker horse is found on the islands of North Carolina's Outer Banks. They are a feral horse and have lived here for centuries. There is very little water and food where they live. The horses eat marsh grass. To get the water they will dig through the sand. There are very few Banker horses left.

The Banker horse is 13 to 14.3 hands tall. They are usually bay, dun, brown and chestnut. They are feral horses, but they are calm and friendly.

The Banker horse originated from Spanish horses. The Spanish settled this area in the 1520's and they brought horses with them. The English came to the area in the 1580's. They also brought horses. How the horses got to the islands is not known for sure.

The Banker horse is rare and their existence is threatened.

Buckskin by Paula Jantunea Public Domain
Buckskin by Paula Jantunea Public Domain | Source

The Buckskin horse is not a breed of horse. The Buckskin is a color found in many horse breeds. In the frontier of the western United States the Buckskin had a reputation of being a strong working horse. The Buckskins were very popular with the cowboys of the early west. The Buckskin horse has been used as pack horses, saddle horses and harness horses. Many people think the bronze to tan horse with black points had the hardest hooves, best endurance, surest footed and the most stamina. If given a choice the cowboy of the old west would choose a Buckskin or Dun horse over other colors.

A true Buckskin horse should be the color of a deerskin that has been tanned and have black points. They can also be yellow to a dark gold. Their tail, mane and legs can be a dark brown or black. They will usually stand 14 hands tall at the shoulder.

The Buckskin Registry is also open to horses that are Dun and Grulla in color. They accept Red Dun, Mouse Dun and Coyote Dun horses. Most of the Buckskin horses come from Spanish bloodlines. A horse registered with the Buckskin Registry can also be registered in a breed registry.

Canadian Horse By David Aamabell GNU 1.2
Canadian Horse By David Aamabell GNU 1.2 | Source

One of Canada's best kept secrets is a horse. The horse is known as the Canadian Horse or Chival Canadian. The Canadian Horse was developed by using some of the best horses in the stables of King Louis IVX. King Louis IVX sent horses as rewards to the men who had gone to settle in Canada from 1665 to 1670.

The horses King Louis the IVX sent were descended from the Spanish Barb, Norman, Andalusian and Breton horses. These horses were bred to gather for hundreds of years. No other breeds were used and after many years went by the Canadian Horse finally came to be.

The Canadian Horse was developed under harsh conditions. They almost starved to death and the weather was terrible. Living under these terrible conditions and surviving made the Canadian Horse a strong, hardy and easy to keep horses. As time went by the Canadian Horse was fondly called the “Little Iron Horse.”

The Canadian Horse is a very strong horse. Their strength is extraordinary. They are considered one of the strongest if not the strongest horse.

Canadian Horse by David Camabell CC BY-SA 3.0
Canadian Horse by David Camabell CC BY-SA 3.0 | Source

Most people do not know the Canadian Horse. At one time the Canadian Horse was very common. It is believed there were around 150,000 Canadian horses in the 1800s. When the settlers in Canada moved west they used the Canadian Horses. They were calm horses. Many of them were sent to the United States to be used in the civil War. They were also used as stage coach horses.

The Canadian Horse was used to develop and improve other horse breeds. They were used to improve the Missouri Foxtrotter, Morgan, Tennessee Walker, American Saddlebred and Standbred to name a few.

The Canadian Horse numbers started to decline in the 1800s. The Canadian Horse disappeared from every Canadian province except for Quebec in the 1900s. They almost became extinct in 1950. They are now increasing in numbers and are found in other Canadian provinces.

The Canadian horse is becoming very popular all over the world. They are very intelligent, calm, kind and can have a mind of their own at times.

The Canadian Horse was named by Parliament as the National Horse of Canada in 2002. They now have their place in Canadian history.

Stock horse ready for work by Cgoodurn CC BY-SA 3.0
Stock horse ready for work by Cgoodurn CC BY-SA 3.0 | Source

The Australian Stock horse is a warm blooded. They are used on the cattle stations all over Australia to work the cattle. When cavalries were used to fight wars they were favorite mounts used in the cavalries.

The Australian Stock horse is now a very popular horse because of their calm temperament, intelligence and agility. They have been very successful at horse shows performing in show jumping, dressage, eventing, polocrosse, polo and camp-drafting. Camp-drafting is an Australian sport that is when a cow is cut from the group and is moved around a designated course.

The Australian Stock Horse usually stands 15 to 16 hands tall. They are usually bay, but can be any color. They are a strong breed, but have a tendency for lameness and foot problems. They are very calm and surefooted.

Australian Stock Horse by Aushorse CC BY-SA 2.5
Australian Stock Horse by Aushorse CC BY-SA 2.5 | Source

In 1788 the settlers brought the first horses to Australia. The horses they brought were Spanish blood and the lush pastures in New South Wales were perfect for these horses. Thoroughbred and Arab blood was introduced and the horses started to look like the Anglo-Arabs. In the 1850s and 1860s the horses were neglected because of the gold rush.

They were great cavalry horses. They could carry heavy loads, were strong and were easy to ride. When cavalries were used in wars they were shipped all over the world. When the war was over they were shipped back to Australia and were taken to the desert to be killed by order of the government.

The ancestors of the Australian Stock horse were the Waler, Spanish stock, Arabian, Percheron, Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred.

Haflinger horse on pasture in Netherlands by Paula Jantunen Public Domain
Haflinger horse on pasture in Netherlands by Paula Jantunen Public Domain | Source

A small breed of horse that comes from Austria's Tynal is known as the Haflinger. The Haflinger gets it's name from a village that was in Austria but after World War it became part of Italy. The Haflinger horse that we know goes back to 1874. The modern Haflinger started with the stallion 249 Folie. He was out of a Tyrolian mare and a half Arab stallion. All of the purebred Haflingers can be traced back to 249 Folie.

In 1958 Tempel Farms located in Illinois brought Haflinger horses to the U.S. From Austria. They breed Lipizzaner horses and they started breeding Haflinger horses. The Haflinger is now popular in the Canada and the U.S/

They are usually very calm and quiet. They are not a big horse but, they are capable of carrying large riders.

Haflinger horse jumping by jennifer gauthier CC BY-SA 3.0
Haflinger horse jumping by jennifer gauthier CC BY-SA 3.0 | Source

The Haflinger horse will become very attached to their owners and will become part of the family. They are easy keepers and can do the work of much larger horses. They are great horse for children and beginners.

They have been used for packing, driving and farm work. The Haflinger horse is usually 14 to 15 hands tall and will weigh 800 to 1200 pounds. They are usually a light to dark chestnut color and will have a flaxen mane.


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      Norma Lawrence 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for your comment. I love horses and have always had them.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 

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      Love them all! Use to have a Holsteiner as a child, he was a former police horse and the gentlest giant I ever met. Thanks for the great read.

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      I'll start them up again when I can. I have too much on the burner right now.

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      Thanks I will keep trying. My article that has the most views has the lowest score. Keep you articles coming. They are great.

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      Deb Hirt 

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      It's not your fault. Don't quit, as you have good, strong articles.

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      Norma Lawrence 

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      Thanks for the help. It is no excuse but my eye sight is failing and I try real hard not to miss anything but I do. Thanks again.

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      Deb Hirt 

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      No, you have interesting articles, but they aren't being featured. It might have something to do with the error ratio, like Louis XIV, I think you had Louis IVX, and some other minor sentence structure. A writer makes a poor proofreader on their own articles, so have a friend or family member proof them for you. I think you will do a lot better. Try it. You won't know unless you do.

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      Thanks for comment. I appreciate it. Only 4 people have commented on my articles so every comment means a lot. I am just about ready to give up on Hub Pages. I a beginning to think my articles are not good enough for this site. Thanks again.

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      These horses are all beautiful and I learned a LOT about them.


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