Basuto Pony

Basuto Pony

The Basuto Pony is found in Lesotho, which is an enclave of South Africa. It is used exclusively for riding. Basuto Pony »»

The canter is a 3-beat gait

Animated example of a canter

The canter is a 3-beat movement. This gait has a period of suspension after each stride. This gait starts with the hind leg then leads to the front in a rocking motion. It can have either a right lead or a left lead. Horses can do both, depending on how you cue them. The canter is a 3-beat gait »»

Variations of the trot gait

The trot is a two-beat diagonal gait of the horse where the diagonal pairs of legs move forward at the same time with a moment of suspension between each beat. It has a wide variation in possible speeds, but averages about 8 miles per hour (13 km/h). Variations of the trot gait »»

Horse names starting with I

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

Cob horse

The term continues to be widely used to describe this type of horse in the United Kingdom, but less so in North America. In the United States, the term “cob” is primarily used to describe the Welsh cob, and in the sizing of bridles for horses, designating a smaller size that will fit not only the Welsh cob, but also many Morgans, Arabians, some American Quarter Horses, and other horses with short, triangular-shaped heads.

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Chincoteague Pony

The Chincoteague Pony originated from feral stock on Assateague Island, which is half in Maryland, USA and half in Virginia, USA, separated by a fence at the border of the two states. The Chincoteague Pony became an official breed of its own in 1994. Chincoteague Pony »»

The horse with a laid-back or sloping shoulder is a smooth ride

A laid back or sloping shoulder is common in horses. It mostly affects horse sports such as jumping, racing, cutting, reining, polo, eventing, driving, and dressage, and increases endurance. The horse with a laid-back or sloping shoulder is a smooth ride »»

Drawbacks of Upright shoulders or Vertical Shoulder

Upright shoulders are common and seen in any breed. An upright shoulder affects all equestrian sports.

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Famous horse names of racehorses that have won over 10 million dollars

This list of famous horse names includes race horses who have won at least 10 million dollars. Famous horse names of racehorses that have won over 10 million dollars »»

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 »»

Agouti, the “bay” gene

Bay Horse

Bay and Brown are actually a modification of Black. In other words, bays and browns are black horses with a dominant modifying gene called AGOUTI added. Agouti, the “bay” gene »»

Tölt Gait

Icelandic Horse with Tölt gait

The Tölt (also, less correctly, Tolt) is a gait that is often described as being unique to the Icelandic Horse. In its pure form, the footfalls are the same as in rack, but the gait in the Icelandic horse has a different style with more freedom and liquidity of movement. The most prized horses have a very long stride and considerable lift with their forelegs. Tölt Gait »»