Barb Horse Breed

Barb stallion

The Barb Horse is a light riding horse which originated in the Maghreb region of northern Africa. There are several barb varieties including Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian. This is the foundation breed of the West African Barb and the Spanish Barb which was developed in the United States. Barb Horse Breed »»

The Jennet

Spanish Jennet

A jennet or Spanish jennet was a small Spanish horse noted for a smooth naturally ambling gait, compact and well-muscled build, and a good disposition. The jennet was an ideal light riding horse, and provided some of the foundation bloodstock for several horse breeds in the Americas. The Jennet »»

The Ferghana horse

Gansu Flying Horse

Ferghana horses were one of China’s earliest major imports, originating in an area in Central Asia. These horses, were depicted on Tang dynasty pottery. The Han dynasty bronze statuette Gansu Flying Horse is most likely a depiction of this breed.

Dayuan, north of Bactria, was a nation centered in the Ferghana Valley of present-day Central Asia, and even as early as the Han dynasty, China projected its military power to that area. The Han imperial regime required Ferghana horses and imported such great numbers of them that the rulers of Ferghana closed their borders to such trade. The Ferghana horse »»

Horse names starting with Z

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

Altai horse breed

The Altai horse is one of the most ancient breeds of horses found in the world. This horse breed was developed in the Altai Mountains of Central Asia. The Alta’s Kaya, commonly known as the Altai, is named after its place of origin, the Altai Mountains.

They are extremely sure-footed over steep mountain trails. Altai horse breed »»

The Charolais horse

The Charolais or Charollais is an extinct breed of warmblood horse from the Charolais region of France surrounding the town of Charolles, now in the Saône-et-Loire department of Burgundy, in eastern central France. The Charolais horse »»

Sargent Reckless, a Marine Corps hero

One of the most beloved members of the Marine Corps went into battle on four feet.  A mare of Mongolian mixed breed, the horse who would become Sergeant Reckless was foaled in 1948 in South Korea. 

Originally named Ah Chim Hai, Morning Flame, she was sold to Lieutenant Eric Pederson, USMC,  for $250.00 in October of 1952.  The owner was a stable boy who needed the money to buy an artificial leg for his sister who had stepped on a land mine. Sargent Reckless, a Marine Corps hero »»

The Cleveland Bay

Cleveland Bay jumper

The Cleveland Bay is a breed of horse that originated in England during the 17th century, named after its colouring and the Cleveland district of Yorkshire. Originally developed in the Cleveland district of Yorkshire, England, the Cleveland Bay is said to be the oldest established English horse breed, and the only horse native to Britain that does not belong to the heavy horse group. The Cleveland Bay »»