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The walk is the slowest gait of the horse

The walk is a four-beat gait that averages about 4 miles per hour (6.4 km/h). When walking, a horse’s legs follow this sequence: left hind leg, left front leg, right hind leg, right front leg, in a regular 1-2-3-4 beat. At the walk, the horse will always have one foot raised and the other three feet on the ground, save for a brief moment when weight is being transferred from one foot to another. The walk is the slowest gait of the horse »»

Pig eyed horses – what this tells you about his personality

Pig Eyed Horse

A horse with a pig eye has a small eye, primarily an aesthetic issue, but claimed by some to be linked to stubbornness or nervousness. There is actually some truth to this. Pig eyed horses – what this tells you about his personality »»

Budenny Horse

The Budenny Horse (pronounced “bood-YAW-knee”) is one of Russia’s most popular and versatile native warmblood sport horses. Budenny Horse »»

Aegidienberger horse breed

The Aegidienberger horse breed is a cross between the Peruvian Paso and the Icelandic horse, created to produce a horse that was larger than the Icelandic, but still small and hardy enough to navigate difficult terrain. It has been a recognized breed on it’s own since 1994. Aegidienberger horse breed »»

A horse with a short neck may not be as agile at directional changes

The typical horse neck is about 1/3 horse’s length, measured from poll to withers, with a length comparable to the length of the legs.  A short neck neck is one that is less than 1/3 the length of the horse. Short necks are common, and seen in any breed. A horse with a short neck may not be as agile at directional changes »»

Small Nostrils

When a horse has small nostrils, the opening of the nostrils (the nares) is narrow and somewhat restricted, limiting ability to expand the nostrils for breathing while working hard.

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Medieval horse types

Horses in the Middle Ages were rarely differentiated by breed, but rather by use. Medium-weight horses developed as early as the Iron Age with the needs of various civilisations to pull heavier loads, such as chariots capable of holding more than two people, and, as light cavalry evolved into heavy cavalry, to carry heavily-armoured riders. Medieval horse types »»

The Narragansett Pacer

The Narragansett Pacer was the first horse breed developed in the United States, but is now extinct. It was developed during the 18th century and associated closely with the state of Rhode Island. It had become extinct by the late 19th century. The Narragansett Pacer »»

Bashkir Curlies

Curley horse

Bashkir Curlies, also known as American Bashkir Curlies, and North American Curly Horses, come in all sizes, colors, and body types but all carry a gene for a unique curly coat of hair. Bashkir Curlies »»

Ambling gates are inherited

An ambling gait is usually an inherited trait. Ambling is any of several four-beat intermediate horse gaits, all of which are faster than a walk but usually slower than a canter and always slower than a gallop. Ambling gates are inherited »»

Abyssinian horse breed

The Abyssinian horse, also known as the Gala, is a light horse breed that originated in Ethiopia.


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