6 favorite horse breeds | Living the Country Life

6 favorite horse breeds

Not all horses are alike. Use this breed guide when selecting a horse for your family.
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A horse is not a horse, of course

Understanding the unique traits and backgrounds of breeds is important when you are choosing a horse. Horses are bred for many activities, including racing, trail riding, rodeos, and showing. Appaloosas and American paints are examples of horses bred for distinctive markings. Size may also be a factor in determining the breed. The requirements for a specific breed depend on the rules set by the horse breed associations.

When you set out to choose a horse, first take a look at the three primary ancestral categories of horses.

Date Published: September 26, 2012
Date Updated: November 9, 2012

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