Horse Breeds by Country

There are approximately 58,372,106 horses in the world, as of 2006.Horses are bred for many activities, including racing, trail riding, working, rodeos, and showing.  Size may also be a factor in determining the breed. 

The United States has approximately 9.5 million horses, according to the 2006 Global Horse Population report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Nine other countries have horse populations of more than a million.

The United States, China, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Mongolia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation are the top 10 horse producing countries in the world.

Horses are not as old as other domesticated species such as sheep, goats, pigs, cattle and dogs, but they are the species most differentiated into breeds throughout the world (Hall & Raune, 1993). The contribution of horse breeds to the total number of mammalian breeds in the world is an astonishing 10.33 %.



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Afghanistan Horse Breeds

Afghanistan has developed twelve horse breeds. They are best known for the Qatgani Horse. The Uzbek mounted raiders of the warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum, who in early 2001 harried the Taliban forces in the Darya Suf valley of north-east Afghanistan, rode Qatgani horses.

Albania Horse Breeds

Two horse breeds originated in Albania, the mountain horses and horses of the plains (Myzequea). However, a lack of proper breeding programs has allowed interbreeding between them to blur the lines of distinction.

Algeria Horse Breeds

Two horse breeds originated in Algeria. The majority of African horse breeds are derivatives of a domestication event that was centred in Asia Minor and the Mediterranean fringes. This is the region supposedly inhabited in the past by wild horses regarded by some experts as belonging to the subspecies Equus caballus pumpelli, the Afro-Turkic or Oriental horse.

Argentina Horse Breeds
Armenia horse breeds
Australian Horse Breeds
Austria Horse Breeds
Azerbaijan Horse Breeds
Bahamas horse breeds
Bangladesh Horse Breeds
Belarus Horse Breeds
Belgium horse breeds
Benin horse breeds
Bosnia horse breeds
Brazil horse breeds
Bulgaria horse breeds
Burma Horse breeds
Cameroon horse breeds
Canada horse breeds
Chile horse breeds
China Horse breeds
Costa Rica horse breeds
Croatia horse breeds
Cuba horse breeds
Czech Republic horse breeds
Denmark horse breeds
East Timor horse breeds
England Horse Breeds
Estonia horse breeds
Ethiopia horse breeds
Finland horse breeds
France horse breeds
Germany horse breeds
Greece horse breeds
Hungary horse breeds
Iceland horse breeds
India horse breeds
Indonesia horse breeds
Ireland horse breeds
Italy horse breeds
Japan horse breeds
Kazakhstan horse breeds
Korea horse breeds
Kyrgyzstan horse breeds
Latvia horse breeds
Lesotho horse breeds
Lithuania horse breeds
Mexico horse breeds
Mongolia horse breeds
Namibia horse breeds
Netherlands horse breeds
New Zealand horse breeds
North Africa horse breeds
Norway horse breeds
Pakistan horse breeds
Peru horse breeds
Poland horse breeds
Portugal horse breeds
Prussia horse breeds
Romania horse breeds
Russia horse breeds
Saudi Arabia horse breeds
Scotland horse breeds
Senegal horse breeds
Slovakia horse breeds
South Africa horse breeds
Spain horse breeds
Sweden horse breeds
Switzerland horse breeds
Tajikistan horse breeds
Tibet horse breeds
Turkey horse breeds
Turkmenistan horse breeds
Ukraine horse breeds
United States horse breeds
Uzbekistan horse breeds
Wales horse breeds