Category: Horse Breeds

An artist's impression of the Yukon Horse, dating back 26,000 years.
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Are North America’s wild horses native?

Equus the only surviving genus in a once diverse family of horses that included 27 genera.

New film explores theory around ancient origins of the appaloosa horse
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New film explores theory around ancient origins of the appaloosa horse

Journey into central Asia the adventure of a lifetime.

The grey Arabian stallion Smetanka is the ancestor of Orlov Trotters.
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The Orlov Trotter

The native Russian Orlov Trotter was developed in the 18th century by Count Alexey Orlov.

Best friends forever? The interaction between horses and humans is not without its challenges.
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Breed personalities linked to genetic differences

Japanese researchers find genetic breed differences with a role in personality traits.

Akhal-Teke: the golden horse of the desert
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Akhal-Teke: the golden horse of the desert

Turkmenistan war-horses selectively bred for speed and agility, traits highly valued today.

Carneddau wild ponies.
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Carneddau ponies in Wales shown to be genetically distinct

News comes after bitter winter takes heavy toll on ponies.

White thoroughbreds - genetically mutant snow drops
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White thoroughbreds – genetically mutant snow drops

Farm’s latest genetic wonder is a wildly colored thoroughbred colt.

The wild asses of the Negev are extremely wary of people, but Roni King (in t-shirt), the Israel Nature and Parks Authority’s veterinarian, was able to get close enough to dart this male. On the left is Amos Bouskila, another of Templeton’s Israeli collaborators.
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The secret lives of the wild asses of the Negev

Scientists track the fortunes of the Asiatic wild asses reintroduced to the Negev.

Newfoundland ponies Wonder and Skipper.
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Census to gather picture of critically endangered breed

Perhaps only 250 hardy Newfoundland ponies of breeding age remain in North America.

Przewalski’s horse shows averting extinction is possible - expert
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Przewalski’s horse shows averting extinction is possible – expert

Scientists identify 100 of the planet’s most threatened beings.

Single gene mutation behind specialist gaits in horses
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Single gene mutation behind specialist gaits in horses

Researchers find just one gene mutation is behind specialist gaits in some horse breeds.

Gene research findings could have critical importance to horse breeding and racing, a Texas researcher says.
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Gait findings may have big impact on horse breeding

Gait gene had major impact on horse diversification, researchers find.

The Konik Horse
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Rare horse breed proves crucial to delicate ecosystem

Rare breed once at the centre of Nazi experiments recognized for wetland restoration.

Felix Brasseur (BEL) on his way to World Gold in Aachen 2006.
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Lusitano horses – the pride of Portugal

Breed originally developed for war and bull-fighting, but holds its own as a sport horse.

The eight-year old gelding Roubine, Don horse of the cavalry of His Majesty The Emperor of Russia.
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The Don horse of Russia

The Don is one of only two native Russian breeds to have survived in modern times.

A Marwari horse in his traditional 'dancing' attire.
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The Marwari Horse

The Marwari is an ancient breed from Rajasthan, and the warrior mount of rulers.

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