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The Abtenauer is a German horse that is an endangered draft breed. It is thought to be related to the Noriker horse, or a smaller type of the Noriker. It is very strong despite its small height. Abtenauers usually come in black, chestnut, or blue roan; black is the most common color. Since they are a coldblooded breed, they are used for draft work.
The Akhal-Teke , 'Ahalteke' in the Turkmen language, horse breed (pronounced /a.hal't? ) is a breed of horse from Turkmenistan , where they are a national emblem. [1] They are noted for their speed and for endurance on long marches. These "golden-horses" are adapted to severe climatic conditions and are thought to be one of the oldest surviving horse breeds. There are currently about 3,500 Akhal-Tekes in the world, mostly in Turkmenistan and Russia, although they are also found in Germany and the United States. Many Akhal-Tekes are bred at the Tersk stud in the northern Caucasus Mountains. More Information

1. Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the United Nations, Country Facts. Web page accessed June 12, 2007 at

Albanian (Horse)
There are two types of native Albanian horse, which are referred to as Mountain and Myzeqea (plains). Due to recent interbreeding with the two types, the distinction is less clear. Though we know that the Myzeqea are exceptionally strong for its size and have an easily ridden ambling gait, making it useful as a long distance horse.
Altai (Horse)
The Altai were developed over a long expanse of time and have been significantly influenced by the harsh continental climate and the conditions specific to the mountain taiga which they have been developed in.
Alter Real
The Alter-Real is a breed of horse that originated in Portugal. Their name comes the village Alter do Chão. They are an Iberian breed and are considered Baroque horses. They are closely related to the more common Lusitano.
American Cream Draft
The American Cream Draft is a rare draft horse of consistently cream color and medium to heavy build, the only draft horse breed developed in the USA. It is a unique draft breed because of its cream coloring, which is not seen in most other draft horse breeds. Due to its small number of registered animals, the breed has been listed at a "critical" status by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy . Genetic research, conducted by E. Gus Cothran of the University of Kentucky, has established that the American Cream Draft is not merely a color variant of the Belgian breed, but unique in type as well as color. The color is caused by a dominant gene known as the champagne gene , and it is neither a cremello nor a palomino.

American Paint Horse
The American Paint Horse is a breed of horse that combines both the conformational characteristics of a western stock horse with a pinto spotting pattern of white and dark coat colors. Developed from a base of spotted horses with Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred bloodlines, the American Paint Horse is now one of the fastest-growing breeds in the United States. More Information

American Quarter Horse
The American Quarter Horse is a breed of horse originally bred for sprinting short distances, typically races of a quarter mile or less. The Quarter Horse is the most popular breed in the United States, and the American Quarter Horse Association is the largest breed registry in the world, with over 3.2 million Quarter Horses registered worldwide. [1] It has been clocked at 55 mph. [2] The Quarter Horse is well known both as a race horse and for its performance in rodeos, horse shows and as a working ranch horse. The compact body of the Quarter Horse is well-suited to the intricate and speedy maneuvers required in calf roping, reining, cutting, working cow horse, barrel racing and other western riding events, especially those involving live cattle. The versatile Quarter Horse is also shown in English disciplines, driving, and many other equestrian activities. More Information

1. AQHA Horse Statistics -
2. Iowa Quarter Horse Racing Association -

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American Saddlebred
The American Saddlebred , formerly known as the American Saddle Horse, is a breed of horse that was developed in Kentucky by plantation owners. Today, they are most commonly seen in Saddle seat style riding in the horse show ring, although they are also used in other disciplines including dressage, hunter/jumper, and even western riding . They also are popular parade mounts. More Information

Andalusian Horse
The Andalusian horse or Spanish horse is one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world today. It is also known as the PRE ( Pura Raza Española ; in English, Pure Spanish-bred ) in most countries because of the work done by the Spanish studbook in promoting the pure bred horses around the world. It is one of the two sub-breeds of the Iberian horses, and extremely similar to the closely related Lusitano breed.

Andalusians have been used for all manner of riding horses, and were the preferred mount of kings over many centuries. They excel in high school dressage and are used in cattle work and bullfighting in their native Spain. They are highly intelligent and learn very quickly.

Partbred Andalusians are popular as sport horses in many countries. They also excel at classical dressage and are used for show jumping and other equestrian activities.
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Andravida (Horse)
The Andravida is a light riding draft breed found in the region of Ilia in Greece. It was developed in the early 20th century from Anglo-Norman being crossed with local breeds. Nonius stallions were then used after 1920. This nearly extinct breed's herdbook was established in 1995. It is also known as Eleia, Ilia, or Greek.

The Anglo-Arabian horse is what its name implies: a Thoroughbred (prefix Anglo) crossed with an Arabian horse. The cross can be made between a Thoroughbred stallion and Arabian mare, or vice-versa. It can also be a cross between a Thoroughbred and an Anglo-Arab, an Arabian and an Anglo-Arab, or between two Anglo-Arabians. This produces a cross that is generally more substantial than a pure-bred Arabian. No matter what the cross, the Anglo-Arabian must have at least 12.5% percent Arabian blood to be considered an Anglo-Arabian.

France has been one of the greatest producers of Anglo-Arabians. The French Anglo-Arabian has traced back to two stallions: Massoud (an Arabian), and Aslam (a Turkish horse). Imported from Syria, they were crossed with three imported English Thoroughbreds: Comus Mare, Daer, and Selim Mare. Their three daughters, Clovis, Danae, and Delphine became the foundation stock of France's breeding program. The Pompadour National Anglo Arab Stud, part of the French National Stud, is at Chateau de Pompadour in Arnac-Pompadour, Corrèze.

The Anglo-Arabian has been used for the military, as well as a general riding and sport horse. It also has influenced France's main sport horse breed: the Selle Francais. The breed is also excellent at eventing, with the stamina, jumping ability, and speed needed for this demanding sport.

The Appaloosa is a horse breed with preferred characteristics that include coat pattern. [1] It is best known for a distinctive leopard spotted coat color, but has other distinctive physical characteristics. The Nez Perce tribe of the American Pacific Northwest developed the breed. They were once referred to by white settlers as the "Palouse horse," probably because the Palouse River ran through the heart of Nez Perce country. Gradually, the name evolved into "Appaloosa." More Information

1. 2007 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook -

"Appendix," see American Quarter Horse

Also known as the Araloosa and the AraAppaloosa, the horse is a cross between an Arabian and an Appaloosa.

These horses combine the refined phenotype of the Arabian with the coloring of the Appaloosa. As both breeds are noted for endurance and intelligence, the resulting cross is usually able to excel at endurance riding as well as other disciplines performed by either breed, including ranch work, western pleasure, and a variety of other horse show disciplines. They may be registered as half-Arabians within the Arabian Horse Association, and may also be registered with the Appaloosa Horse Club.

Arabian Horse
The Arabian horse is a breed of horse with a reputation for intelligence, high spirit, and outstanding stamina. With a distinctively chiseled head and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world. Arabians are one of the oldest horse breeds. There is archaeological evidence of horses that resemble modern Arabians dating back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses from the Middle East spread around the world by both war and trade, used to improve other breeds by adding speed, refinement, endurance, and good bone. Today, Arabian bloodlines are found in almost every modern breed of riding horse. [1]

The Arabian developed in a desert climate and was prized by the nomadic Bedouin people, often being brought inside the family tent for shelter and protection. [2] This close relationship with humans has created a horse breed that is good-natured, quick to learn, and willing to please. But the Arabian also developed the high spirit and alertness needed in a horse used for raiding and war. This combination of willingness and sensitivity requires modern Arabian horse owners to handle their horses with competence and respect. [3]

"The Versatile Arabian" is a slogan of the breed. Arabians compete today in many fields of equestrian activity, making the breed one of the top ten most popular in the world. Arabian horses are now found worldwide, including the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, continental Europe, South America (especially Brazil), and its land of origin, the Middle East. More Information

1. "Origin of the Arabian Horse" , accessed November 17, 2006 -
2. Schlofler, Patti. "Daughters of the Desert," Equestrian, November 2004 -
3. "The Versatile Arabian" -

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Ardennes (Horse), or Ardennais
The Ardennes is one of the oldest breeds of draft horse originating from the Ardennes area in France/North Western Europe. They are heavy-boned but agile at times, with thick legs that help when plowing fields, pulling stumps, and riding. Ardennes have a lot of Belgian blood. This increases their size and strength, which helps them pull heavy objects for long periods of time. Ardennes are usually roan or bay colored, but can sometimes be chestnut or black. They are typically good-natured and docile animals. They were domesticated in 1000 B.C.

Argentine Criollo, see Criollo (Horse)


The Asturcones, or Asturian ponies, small horses local to Asturias, have inhabited the Earth for the past 3000 years and, although at one point they were in danger of extinction, they were highly appreciated by the Romans.

Australian Stock Horse
The Australian Stock Horse (or Stockhorse), has been especially bred for Australian climatic conditions. Horses were introduced to Australia for the first time with the arrival of the First Fleet in Botany Bay in January, 1788.

The ancestry of the Stock Horse includes the Arabian horse, Barb horse, American Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred . Horses in Australia were initially bred for their stamina and strength with weaker horses culled and only the stronger horses bred. In the 1830's Thoroughbreds were imported into Australia to improve the local strains and the crossing of the Thoroughbred stallions with the hardy local mares produced the basis of the Australian Stock Horse.

Originally from the Cote d'Or and Yonne region of France, the Auxois breed is a descendant of the old Burgundian horse, dating back to the Middle Ages. There are very few left, although efforts are being made to maintain the breed, particularly around the Cluny Stud and the ferile areas of Yonne and Saone-et-Loire.

Azteca (Horse)
The Azteca is a modern horse breed combining three different bloodlines including the Iberian horse blood, specifically Andalusian and Lusitano breeds, the American Quater Horse and Criollo (horse) bloodlines (International Registry). Specific combinations of these three breeds make up the Azteca breed from Azteca A to Azteca F based on the crossbreeding table.

The horses are very good at all sports which require agility, power, spirit, strength, and speed. This includes charrria, classical riding, dressage, bull fighting, cutting, reining, team penning, polo, pleasure riding, and driving.

The Azteca horse was developed in Mexico and is now considered the official horse of Mexico
Balikun (Horse)
The Balikun horse is a light horse breed standing at 14 hands or more, and is most commonly bay or chestnut. This rarely known breed may have come from the region of Balikun in China.
Baluchi (Horse)
Baluchi horse is a type of horse native to Pakistan. It is a light riding type horse, It bears a strong resemblace to Indian breeds of horses such as marwari, kathwaria. Like these breeds its ears meet at top of its head.
Ban-ei is a breed of horse, native to Japan. It is used in horse racing, and pulling heavy sleds in Ban-ei Keiba races. It comes from the Percheron and Breton.
Banker Horse
The Banker Horse is a horse which has existed on the island of North Carolina's Outer Banks for centuries. This feral horse survives by eating the marsh grass and by scratching through sand for water seepage. Due to environmental problems and management agencies, the numbers of Bankers have declined over the last years and very few are left.
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Barb (Horse)
Developed on the Barbary Coast of North Africa, the Barb is a desert horse, with great hardiness and stamina. Due to the amount of cross-breeding, it is difficult to find a pure-bred Barb today. The horses generally possess a fiery temperament and an atypical sport-horse conformation, but nevertheless has had an incredible impact on today's modern breeds.

Bashkir Curly
A Curly is a breed of horse . Curlies (also called Bashkir Curlies, American Bashkir Curlies, North American Curly Horses, or simply Curlies) come in all sizes, colors, and body types but all carry a gene for a unique curly coat of fur.
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Bavarian Warmblood
The Bavarian Warmblood is a horse of southern Germany that was bred using the old Bavarian "Rottaler" breed, and English Thoroughbred and Trakehner stallions. The Bavarian Warmblood was registered as a separate breed since 1963.

Belgian (Horse)
The Belgian horse, Belgian Heavy Horse, or Brabant is a horse breed comes from the West- Brabantian region of Belgium. They are one of the strongest of the heavy breeds. The world's largest Belgian Horse was named Brooklyn Supreme, who weighed 3,200 pounds (a little over 1,450kg) and stood at 19.2 hands. On average the Belgian will grow to be slightly over 1 ton or 2,000 pounds. Colors normally are a type of light chestnut sometimes called a " sorrel," with a flaxen mane. They are considered a draft horse. Historically, though it is possible they may have had ancestors who were destriers in the Middle Ages, their main use was as a farm horse. They are still used as working animals, but have also become popular as show horses, gaming horses, and even as trail riding horses. Although the overall percentage of draft breeds among American horses has declined, the number of Belgians has increased. [1]

The world's tallest living horse is a Belgian Draft named Radar. Radar is a gelding, born in 1998 in Iowa. He stands at 19.35 hands, which means he is approximately 6 foot 7 inches (2 metres) tall at the withers. He weighs over 2,400 lbs (1,088kg). He is currently used by Priefert Ranch Equipment for promotions. [2] Importation of Belgians ended in bulk after the beginning of the Second World War with Erwin F. Dygert transporting the last Belgians out of Europe as the war was beginning. [3]

They are able to pull tremendous amounts of weight. At the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, a team of two horses in the Heavyweight class pulled 17,000 pounds 7'2". The team of Belgians weighed 4,800 pounds. At the Iowa State fair, the heavyweight champions in the pulling contest pulled 14,600 pounds the complete distance of 15'. The team consisted of one Belgian and one Percheron weighed 3600 pounds.

  1. Picture of Brooklyn Supreme . Rural Heritage -
  2. About Radar. Priefert Ranch Equipment. Retrieved on 2006 - 09-16 -
  3. "Belgian" -
Belgian Warmblood (includes Belgian Half-blood)
Although Belgium is primarily known for its heavy horse breeds, it also produces the Belgian Warmblood. The Belgian Warmblood is bred distinctively as a show horse, excelling in dressage and show jumping arenas, as well as in three day events.
Boulonnais (Breed of Horses)
It is a breed of horse that is bred by the French Government so that it does not die out. They are mostly white in colour and have lower knee action. Very strong and smart.
Brandenburger is a warmblood horse originating in Germany.

Brazilian Sport Horse (Brasileiro de Hipismo)
The Brazilian Sport Horse is an athletic horse, tall, agile and potent, calm and brave, and idealized to the equestrian sports, especially for show jumping, dressage and eventing.

Despite the breed's youth, the Brazilian breeding people have already sent five horses to the Olympic Games: Aspen, Calei Joter, Cassiana Joter and Adelfos at Atlanta (1996) and Aspen, Calei Joter and Marco Metodo at Sydney (2000). Around 50 Brazilian Sport horses are exported every year to the Americas and many Europe countries. In 2000, Singular Joter II (full brother of Singular Joter, approved stallion in Germany) was third place at the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses, at Lanaken, Belgium, and Bacchus Tok was second place at the American Championship for Young Horses, at Monterrey, Mexico, both of them when they were only five years old.

Breton (Horse) , or Trait Breton
The Breton is a horse breed, which are very common as draft horses in France.

A brumby is a free-roaming feral horse in Australia. Although they are found in many areas around the country, the most well-known brumbies are found in the Australian Alps region in south-eastern Australia. Today, the majority of them live in the Northern Territory, with the second largest population in Queensland. There are more horses in the wild in Australia than any other country. It is similar to the American mustang . A group of brumbies is known as a mob, and also as a band.

Brumbies are the descendants of escaped or lost horses belonging to the area's European settlers. The first horses imported to the Australian continent were "Capers" that arrived from South Africa and after that there was a shipment of Chilean Horses. Later there were introductions of Timor Ponies from Indonesia, British pony breeds, various British draft horse breeds and a strong influence of Thoroughbreds and Arabs. With time this mixture contributed to the growing number of feral horses running wild in Australia, many on National Parks. Occasionally they are mustered and domesticated for use as working "stock" horses on farms, rounding up and droving sheep, cattle and other livestock. Several voluntary organisations are attempting to rehome these horses.

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Budyonny (Horse) or Budenny
The Budyonny is a breed of horse from Russia.

Budyonnys are very elegant warmblood horses with high withers, long legs and muscled neck and back. The head is noble, though often rather heavy and expressionate. In Russia, they are famous as showjumping horses. They also show excellent performance in long-distance races and have won steeplechase races as well. There are lines in the breed selected for shows and are tested in showjumping and dressage, whereas other lines do have more racehorse characteristics and are tested on the racetrack. Budyonny horses also have a lot of qualities that make them an excellent breed for hacking and leisure. In the big Russian studs such as the stud Budyonny and the stud of The First Cavalry Army (Pervaya Konnaya Armija), the horses are kept in large herds (called Tabun in Russian - not breed specific) who run free in the steppe. This guarantees healthy horses with good social behaviour and good movements.

Budyonnys have a lot of temperament. Kept in boxes, they often develop character problems. But when given enough space to run free, the horses show the calm, sensible side of their character. Budyonnys are "one-man horses" that need to have time to trust their owner. Due to their intelligence and surefootedness, they will have no problems with difficult grounds.

Budyonnys were bred from Don horses, Chernomor horses and thouroughbreds around 1920. The founder of the breed, Marshal Semyon Budyonny, wanted to create a breed of cavalry horses that were enduring, fast and easy to keep and feed. In 1948, the crossing was officially accepted as an own breed.

Byelorussian Harness
The Byelorussian Harness horse breed was formed on the basis of the native northern forest type horses improved by the Dole (from Norway), Ardennes and Brabancon breeds. The Dole influence was the strongest.

Long-term interbreeding of various generations of crosses created a breed most suitable for the current requirements of Byelorussian agriculture. The horse has adapted well to work in wooded areas with swampy and sandy soils. It can also be used for milk and meat production.

It is a medium-sized horse with the characteristic conformation of a harness horse. The head is not large, the forehead wide, the neck well muscled and average in length, the withers average in height and length, the back long, flat and often slightly dipped, the loin flat and short, the croup wide, nicely rounded and well muscled with a normal slope, the chest wide and deep. The limbs are clean and solid. The mane and tail are thick but the fetlock tufts are small. The stallions' measurements (in cm) are: height at withers 153, oblique body length 163, chest girth 184, cannon bone girth 21.5. Live weight is 540 kg. The mares measure 150, 161, 183 and 21 cm respectively. Their live weight is 490-500 kg. The colors are dun, bay, chestnut and light bay.

The top performance results are: the 2 km walking record with a pull of 150 kg is 14 min 42 sec; the 2 km trotting record with a pull of 50 kg is 5 min 01 sec. The best pulling endurance result with a pull of 300 kg was 388.8 m. The maximum load capacity has reached 660 kg.

The mares' average daily milk yield is 9 liters. At established koumiss farms the best mares produce 2560 liters of marketable milk in a 6-month lactation. The dressing percentage is 51. Despite the fact that the Byelorussian matures late, by weaning at 6-7 months the foals reach a live weight of 170-190 kg. The Byelorussian has a high fertility and longevity. Mares have often remained fertile to the age of 26.

Two types, the large and the medium, are distinguished within the breed. There are 6 lines and 4 mare families. The leading breeding centers are Zarechye stud and the stud on Pobeda state farm in Byelorussian.

Improvement is by pure breeding. Two volumes of the studbook have been published, listing 135 stallions and 616 brood mares. A new line is currently being tested.
Calabrese (Horse)
The Calabrese has a long and varied history, being a descendant of horses bred in Italy prior to the founding of Rome. However, the breed's characteristics started to evolve through the crossing of Arabian blood from the Bourbon period with Andalusian stock. The breed origionated in the region of Calabria, in southern Italy, from where it derives its name. During the Middle Ages, the Calabrese became a popular mount for the knights and the continued infusions of Andalusian blood created a spirited horse that was still strong enough to cope with the weight of armour. The Calabrese have very good temperaments and are either grey, bay, chestnut, brown or black and stand between 15.3 and 16.2 hands high.

Camargue (Horse)
The Camargue is an ancient breed of horses found in the Camargue area in Southern France. For centuries, possibly thousands of years, these small horses have lived wild in the harsh environment of the wetlands of the Rhone delta, the Camargue marshes, developing the stamina, hardiness and agility for which they are known today. They are the traditional mount of the gardians - the Camargue "cowboys" who herd the black Camargue bulls used in bullfighting in southern France. Camargue horses galloping through water are a popular and romantic image of the region.

Camargue horses are born black or dark brown in colour, but as they grow to adulthood, their coat lightens until it is pale grey or white. They are small horses, generally 13 to 14 hands high. Despite their small size, they have the strength to carry grown men. Rugged and intelligent, they have a short neck, deep chest, compact body, well-jointed, strong limbs, and a full mane and tail.

Canadian Horse
The Canadian Horse is a breed of horse developed in Canada. Although previously relatively unknown, the Canadian Horse has influenced many other North American breeds, including the Morgan, American Saddlebred, and Standardbred. Although there have been several times when the breed almost went extinct, the Canadian Horse has enthusiasts within and outside of Canada.

The Canadian Horse gave rise to the Canadian Pacer, which has had a profound impact on many of the gaited breeds of today.

Canadian Cutting Horse
The Canadian Cutting Horse is largely based on the American Quarter Horse, and resembles it in appearance and temperament. They have been bred to be quick, athletic, intelligent, calm, and willing. At short distances, the Canadian Cutting Horse can equal the Quarter Horse's speed. These horses' heads are well-proportioned, with a straight or convex profile; their eyes are intelligent and kind; their ears are mobile and alert; necks are sloped and set well on the shoulders; shoulders are sloped and powerful; chest is broad and deep; the back is straight; the quarters are powerful and muscular; legs are short and strong, and the tendons are hard as well as excellent feet. Canadian Cutting Horses can be chestnut, bay, gray, or brown as well as most other solid colors. They are 15.2-16.1 hands high. Canadian Cutting Horses usually begin training at a young age.
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Carolina Marsh Tacky
The Carolina Marsh Tacky or Marsh Tacky is a horse breed of South Carolina that has existed for 400 years, but is just recently having a studbook created for the breed.
Carthusian Horse
The Carthusian horse , also known as the Carthusian-Andalusian and the Carthujano, is a side breed of the Andalusian rather than a distinctive breed in itself, although it is true to its original form and has not been absorbed by the Andalusian. The Carthusian is one of Spain's oldest and purest breeds, with one of the oldest stud books in the world.
Chilean Horse
The Chilean Horse is a breed virtually unknown outside South America despite being the oldest registered native American breed, the oldest registered breed of Iberian origin, the oldest registered horse breed in South America and the oldest registered stock horse breed in the Western Hemisphere.
Cleveland Bay
The Cleveland Bay is a carriage-type horse, and is always true to its color: bay. This uniform color is desired in carriage horses because a team is more easily matched. In Britain, they are still used to pull carriages on state occasions.

Clydesdale (Horse)
The Clydesdale is a breed of draft horse derived from the very hard-working farm horses of Clydesdale, Scotland, and named for that region. Thought to be over 300 years old, the breed was extensively used for pulling heavy loads in rural, industrial and urban settings, their common use extending into the 1960s when they were a still a familiar sight pulling the carts of milk and vegetable vendors.

They have been exported in the Commonwealth and United States where they are famous for their use as the mascot of various beer brands, including company Anheuser-Busch's Budweiser brand, Carlton & United Beverages and several others.

At one time there were at least 140,000 Clydesdales known in Scotland; by 1949 just 80 animals were licensed in England and by 1975 the Rare Breed Survival Trust had listed the breed as "vulnerable". Clydesdales have since seen resurgence in popularity and population, resulting in the breed's status being reclassified favorably as "at risk" with an estimated global population of just 5,000 individuals. Clydesdales are now most numerous in the United States where recently over 600 foals are reportedly born each year.

Today, the Clydesdale's most significant presence is in exhibition and parade.

Colonial Spanish
The Colonial Spanish is a horse breed descended from the original Spanish stock brought to the Americas. The breed encompasses many strains found in North America. Its status is considered critical [ citation needed ] and the horses are registered by several authorites.

In the 1800s, the Iroquois used the Colonial Spanish horse mainly for scouts in times of war in order to keep more foot warriors in defense or in battle, whereas other American Indian tribes would use them primarily for battle. [ citation needed ]

Colorado Ranger
The Colorado Ranger is a breed of horse that traces back to the founding stallions of the breed. The Colorado Ranger Horse Association, one of the oldest horse registries in the United States [ citation needed ] , registers horses that can be traced back to one of the two founding stallions of the breed. The horses registered must meet additional registration requirements. The Colorado Ranger Horse traces back to one of the two stallions, Max or Patches, and they may only contain the bloodlines of Appaloosa, Arabian Horse, Thoroughbred or American Quarter Horse breeds. There are no color requirements, except that a horse cannot contain paint or pinto bloodlines or markings. A Colorado Ranger horse also cannot be of pony or draft horse breeding. Appaloosas are the largest source for Colorado Ranger horse bloodlines. Approximately one in every eight Appaloosas can trace their bloodlines back to one of the founding two stallions. The Colorado Rangerbred was named for its Colorado High Plains origin. Despite appearances, the Rangerbred is not a type of Appaloosa. It has its own unique heritage. However, many Rangerbreds are double-registered with the Appaloosa Horse Clubs of both the United States and Canada. There is a one in ten chance that an Appaloosa is a "Lost" Rangerbred.
Comtois (Horse)
The Comtois horse is a light draft horse that originated in the Jura Mountains on the border between France and Switzerland.
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Criollo (Horse)
The crioulo (in Portuguese) or "criollo" (in Spanish) is the native horse of Argentina (1918), Uruguay (1923), Brazil (1932) and Paraguay. It may have the best endurance of any horse breed in the world next to the Arabian. In fact, due to the crioulo's low basal metabolism it may be a better long distance horse than the Arabian in prolonged races over a week in duration with no supplemental feed. The breed is most popular in its home country, and is known for its hardiness and stamina.

The word criollo originally referred to human and animals of purebred Spanish ancestry that were born in the Americas, or, in Portuguese "crioulo", to animal or slave (black person) born in the Americas. With the time the significance of the word would simply come to mean native breeds of the Americas.

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