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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Horse Names Starting with A

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

Colonial Spanish Horse

Gila Bend Mustang

The Colonial Spanish Horse is a heritage breed, also commonly called the Spanish Mustang. Though the original Mustang descended from the Colonial Spanish horse, not all feral horses of the Americas today are of Colonial Spanish descent, as there has been considerable crossbreeding in some areas.

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The Norfolk Trotter

The Norfolk Trotter, , also called the Norfolk Roadster, Yorkshire Trotter or Yorkshire Roadster is an extinct horse breed once native to East Anglia and Norfolk, England. It was said to be a large-sized trotting harness horse originating in and around Norfolk. The Norfolk Trotter »»