I won’t start with any complicated statements with complex words, just a simple, I love horses; whatever color, whatever breed. But I do have my own preferences sometimes. Over the time I’ve had a good research over horse breeds and made my own lists of the ones I like a lot and the ones I don’t like equally much (I obviously don’t dis-like any breed)!
So here, in this post, I’ll introduce the first four breeds of my list. Hope you enjoy them equally much!
1. Shire Horses
These aren’t very snappy. They were used by farmers in England for farming purposes initially. That’s what they were bred for. Now, however, I don’t think they’re widely used for the same purpose. Very cool tempered, very elegant!
And, they’re huge, which I personally find fascinating.
A few facts about the shire breed:
- average height 17 hands high could be more.
2. Andalusian Horses
These, again, are huge.
A few facts about the Andalusian Breed:
- Distinguishing feature(s): Strongly built, compact, elegant, thick mane and tail
- Alternative names: include Spanish Horse and Pura Raza Española
- Country of origin: Spain, Iberian Peninsula
3. Arabian Horse
Tall, fast, hot-tempered, graceful and brave! What more can we ask for!
Sharing some interesting points I found over the internet about them:
- One legend says that the prophet Muhammad selected his five finest mares (female horses), called Al Khamsa (“the five”) to be the foundation of the Arabian breed.
- In real history, Arabians are one of the oldest human-developed horse breeds in the world. Pictures of “Proto-Arabian” horses that looked a lot like modern Arabian horses were painted on rocks in the Arabian Peninsula as far back as 2,500 B.C.
A few facts about the Arabian Breed:
- Distinguishing features: Finely chiseled bone structure, concave profile, arched neck, comparatively level croup, high-carried tail.
- Country of origin: Developed in the Middle East, most notably Arabian peninsula.
4. Akhal-Teke Horses
I won’t say anything about this breed and instead would let the pictures speak for themselves.
It’s also known as the most beautiful of all the breeds primarily because of the distinctive metallic sheen of the coat.
A few facts about the Akhal-Teke Breed:
- Type: Purebred
- Colours: Exclusively Bay, Dun, Chestnut, Black, Gray
- Height: 150 – 160 cm
- Derivation and Breeding: Turkmenistan