Horse Names Starting with D

Here is a list of horse names starting with D. Click on the linked names for history and meaning of these horse names. Horse Names Starting with D »»

Bull Neck

Bull Neck

The horse with a bull neck has a short, thick, and beefy neck with a short upper curve. The attachment to its body is beneath the half-way point down the length of shoulder. This trait is fairly common, especially in draft breeds, Quarter Horses, and Morgans.

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Horse color breeds

There are some registries that accept horses (and sometimes ponies and mules) of almost any breed or type for registration. Color is either the only criterion for registration or the primary criterion.

These are called color breeds, because unlike “true” horse breeds, there are few other physical requirements, nor is the stud book limited in any fashion. Horse color breeds »»

Dished face

If a horse has a concave or dished face profile, it is often further emphasized by a slight bulging of the forehead (jibbah). Dished heads are associated with Arabians and Arabian-influenced breeds, which excel at endurance riding and were originally bred in the arid Arabian desert. There are several theories regarding the adaptive role of the dished face. It may be an adaptation to reduce airflow resistance and increase aerobic endurance. It may also have a role in cooling inspired air, or cooling blood headed to the brain.

Hard Spun standing stud in US for the 2015 season

Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., who built Churchill Downs in Louisville, wanted his track to have a race that would rival England’s Epsom Derby. After visiting England to study both its tracks and its races, he established the Kentucky Derby, which was first run on May 17, 1875. Except for 1879 through 1895, when it was 1 & 1/2 miles, the Derby has always been run at 1 & 1/4 miles.

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Brumby Horse

Brumby buckskin stallion

The Brumby Horse is a breed of wild horses in Australia. They originate from once domestic horses that either escaped or were abandoned around 1851. Brumby Horse »»

Medieval horse armor

Horse armor was harder to make for horses than it was for humans. Armor for horses was necessary because enemies attacked horses as a way to slow their riders down.

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History of the Horse

The modern horse, as we know it today, has been around for about 6 million years. The early ancestor of the modern horse has been traced back sixty million years to an animal scientists call Eophippus. The first complete skeleton was found in 1931 in the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming. History of the Horse »»