These Are The Most Beautiful Horses You Will Ever See

Horses are beautiful and intelligent creatures but do you know about the different breeds of horses? Read below and scroll through our photo gallery to learn more!

These Are The Most Beautiful Horses You Will Ever See
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These Are The Most Beautiful Horses You Will Ever See

1. The Akhal-Teke: The Akhal-Teke is a horse breed native to Central Asia. It is found in Turkmenistan and northern Iran today. Very fast, he is also extremely enduring, robust and sober. He is best known for his coat with golden highlights.

2. The Anglo-Arab: The Anglo-Arab is a breed of warm-blooded saddle horse, bred in England, Russia, and France. This horse is the cross of a thoroughbred with an Arabian horse. It is characterized by its looks, lightness, courage and strong personality.

3. Miniature Pony: A miniature pony is a type of horse found in Europe and the Americas. Miniature horses are the size of the smallest ponies. They are sometimes trained to help people, but need to live outdoors. Rustic, they live on average longer than other horses.

4. The Norman Cob: The Norman Cob is a breed of bodywork horse 'for two purposes'. Of medium size, the Norman Cob is a harmonious horse of bay, chestnut or black coat, often with white markings. It is very pleasant to ride and adapts to most equestrian disciplines.

5. Criollo: The Criollo is a breed of small horses native to South America. The most famous Argentinian Criollo has made a name for itself in polo matches. Although widespread in South America, the breed is unknown in the rest of the world.

6. The Falabella: The Falabella is a miniature horse breed, the result of voluntary crossings between various horses and ponies, including Shetlands, Criollo, and Thoroughbreds. Like all miniature horse breeds, it is often considered a pet. But it must live outdoors, like all horses.

7. The Fjord: The Fjord, Fjording or Fjordhest is a small horse breed from Norway. The Fjord is considered very pure, descended from primitive Asian horses which came to Norway from the East. With its coat, mullet and stripes on the limbs, and its two-tone mane usually cut in brush, the Fjord can be recognized very easily.

8. The Frisian: The Frisian is a breed of saddle horse native to the Netherlands. It always has a black coat, hence its nickname, "the black pearl". This horse is threatened with extinction and is now protected. It is very popular for shows and in film because of its great elegance, its beautiful coat and mane.

9. The KWPN: The KWPN, also known as Dutch Warmblood, are sport horses from crosses between Gelderland, Groningen, and Thoroughbred, also crossed with French and German horses. It is one of the most high-performance equestrian horses at high level, especially jumping.

10. The Lipizzan: The Lipizzan is a breed of horse from Slovenia. It was threatened with extinction during the Second World War. Their coat, berry or black at birth, gradually clears to become a very light gray that could be mistaken for white. They show many qualities in dressage.

11. The Mustang: The Mustang is a wild horse from the American Northwest. They descend from Spanish horses brought by the conquistadors during the conquest of America. They live in herds and are known to be resistant. These are horses that are associated with the territories of the American West and the western in general.

12. The American Paint Horse: American Paint Horses are medium-sized horses. They are very calm but possess a special character. It can be used for training, obstacle, hitch or even aerobatics. Docile, they are also very intelligent, making them versatile horses.

13. The Percheron: The Percheron is the best known of the French horse breeds. Renowned as being docile, it has a grey or black coat. It is often used to pull carriages and for logging activities. French breeders often try to make his model a little more sporty.

14. The Arab Thoroughbred: The Arab Thoroughbred is a horse from the Middle East. It is very easily identifiable thanks to its head and tail. This is one of the oldest breeds and is often considered one of the most beautiful horses in the world. It is often used to obtain sportier horse crosses.

15. The Thoroughbred: The Thoroughbred is one of the most common breeds, and is often found in gallop races at racetracks. However, they can distinguish themselves in other equestrian disciplines such as show jumping, the complete riding competition, dressage and polo.

16. The Spanish Purebred: The Spanish Purebred is also called the Andalusian. The coat is often grey and it has a long wavy mane. This Spanish breed is sought after for high-level competitive training. It is often used as a mount in the cinema, because its good temperament makes it easy to train.

17. The Quarter Horse: The Quarter Horse is a breed native to the United States. It is the most common breed in the world, and like the Mustang, it is often associated with the world of westerns and cowboys.

18. The Shire Horse: The Shire Horse is a British draft horse breed from central England. It is very tall (the tallest horse in the world), but sweet as a lamb, nicknamed "The gentle giant". They are very popular.

19. The Shetland Pony: The Shetland is a British pony breed from Northern Scotland. It is one of the smallest horses in the world. Its small size and stocky body makes it a robust animal, which was highly appreciated for descending into the mining facilities in days gone by. Today, it is very popular for basic riding.

20. The Tinker: The Tinker is a horse breed of the cob type, from the British Isles. It is recognisable by its long, abundant and wavy mane, its piebald coat and its raised head.