The world has picked its favorites, and these horses have been gradually and naturally nominated for the ‘best horse’ position! The best horse breeds in the world, whether you are familiar with equestrians and their breeding techniques or not, may surprise you!
There are loads, and we mean loads, of different horse breeds out there. So many in fact that it takes us an entire article with three different animals for us to just show you the most popular ones! That truly is a great number of horse breeds, is it not? Different horse races exist for many reasons, as you may have already come (or already knew) to expect. They come in all sizes, shapes, and colors!
Although there is such a wide variety of horses to chose from, it is still possible for some to be (unfortunately) discriminated against inside some of the world’s most renowned equestrian circles. A certain number of breeds, such as the ones that you will find that is kindly provided in this article today, have naturally and gradually become favorites within said circles.
While it is not possible for us to give you every single popular (or unpopular, for that matter!) horse breed out there, it is possible for us to give you a list of some of them, without a doubt. With this having been said, let’s dive right in, shall we? To start us off, we have the beautiful and illustrious…
1. Arabian Horse
The Arabian horse is most likely the worlds most famous and well-known horse. Its breed comes and originates from the desert-like Arabian Peninsula in the middle east, and has been traditionally produced there for centuries if not thousands of years before it made its way to Europe. It is easy enough spotted, thanks to its distinctive head shape as well as its high and proud tail.
2. Quarter Horse
This breed is America’s ‘poster-equestrian’ and is undoubtedly its most popular one. The Quarter horse has been bred in the United State’s for centuries, and the registry that it belongs to, the American Quarter Horse Association, is the largest horse association to date.
It is also known as the fastest horse, over short distances of course, to date. They are attractive for both the competition, i.e., horse racing, and also for trails. They are most often used for pleasure riding (nothing wrong with that) in the western theatre and are also familiar with western events.
3. Thorough Bred Horses
If you have ever watched a movie with an English actor who has an extremely (maybe overly so) posh accent, you can bet your bottom dollar that they rode a thoroughbred horse. Not only are they beautiful, but they are also well-acquainted with rich English and American culture, but they are also the world’s most popular race horse.
They were developed and ultimately bred in England during the 18th and 17th century. They are incredibly feisty and spirited and are well known for having a healthy heart. They make an excellent choice (of a horse, of course) for any sports activity. They are also used in the ancient and modern sport of hunting, as they jump quite well and are high mounts for polo and dressage. For some oddball reason, they are also quite popular (and have been for a long time) for fox hunting.