Horses are the perfect embodiment of freedom, power, and docility. For some enthusiasts or admirers, these animals are among the most graceful or majestic in the world. Although they come from an almost incalculable number of races, note that there are several possibilities to list the most beautiful races on planet Earth. This article proposes about twenty of them whose physical or morphological characteristics will not fail to seduce you. Did you know that there are about 400 breeds of horses in the world? Failing to list them all here, we will present you with a selection of the ten most popular breeds.
- The Arab Thoroughbred
It’s probably the most famous horse of all. Originally from the Middle East, it is easily recognizable by its tail and head. The pure Arabian is a very ancient breed. It is also considered one of the most beautiful horses in the world. In fact, it is widely used in breed breeding to get sportier horses. It is often found in races, shows, and hikes.
- The Quarter Horse
Originally from the United States, the Quarter Horse is the most common horse breed in the world. He is an excellent runner, especially over short distances including the quarter-mile. That’s where he gets his name.
- The English thoroughbred
It is probably one of the most popular and no less widespread races in the world. His great reputation was made on the racetracks. Today, this breed is more and more present on the complete competitions, CSO and even in the barrel races.
- The Mustang
It is a wild horse native to the northwestern United States. This descendant of the Spanish horse was brought by the conquistadors during their conquest of America. Mustangs live in herds and are known to be resistant horses. They are associated with the western and the vast territories of the far west of the United States.
- The pure Spanish (PRE) or Andalusian breed
This horse is distinguished by its gait and good character. He usually wears a grey robe and a long, wavy mane. He is very present in dressage schools, in the cinema, and in the shows. The pure Spanish breed is a very sought after a horse for competition dressage, even at the highest level.
- The Paint Horse
It is a medium-sized horse that is very quiet but with a certain character. Paint Horse is often used for dressage, hitch, obstacle, and vaulting. He is greatly appreciated for his intelligence and docile character.
- The Anglo-Arab
The Anglo-Arab is a warm-blooded saddle horse. This breed is developed in Russia, France, and England. It is the cross between a thoroughbred and an Arab Horse. This horse is characterized by its gait, skill, lightness and strong personality.
- The Percheron
It is the most famous French horse breed. It is known for its robustness and power. It was for this reason that this horse was widely used in the conquest of the West during the First World War.