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Sunday, July 17, 2005

There are more than 350 breeds of horses!

Here are a few breeds:

American Cream - Medium cream color with white mane and tail, pink skin and amber colored eyes.
American Paint Horse - Each Paint Horse has a particular combination of white and any color of the equine spectrum: black, bay, brown, chestnut, dun, grullo, sorrel, palomino, buckskin, gray or roan.
Appaloosa - Although Appaloosas are readily recognized by their spotted coats, some are solid in color. Some of their base colors include bay, black, chestnut, white, and palomino.
Arabian - Arabians come in all colors, though the color must be solid. Occasionally white body patches are seen.
Cleveland Bay - Coloring is purely Bay with black points, black legs to just above the knee, black mane & tail. Cleveland Bays were admired as they still are for their strength and courage. Clydesdale - Primarily a reddish brown to black in color, Clydesdales' hooves are twice the width of a thoroughbred race horse's.
Hanoverian - Elegant, strong, and robust. Chestnut, bay, brown, and gray are found the most often.
Lipizzan - Most are gray or white, but 1 in 200 is brown or black. A rectangular horse, with a long, powerful back, a muscular croup, a low, but well-defined wither.
Morgan- The Morgan is compact and refined in build, with strong limbs, an expressive face, large eyes, well-defined withers, and a crested neck. Morgans are most commonly bay, black, brown, and chestnut.
Mustang - Small, hardy, fast horse of the North American west. Most common colors are browns, bays, chestnuts, duns.
Palomino - Palomino is a used to describe a horse's color, but it is also it's own breed. The coat color of the Palomino is golden, like the color of a penny, with a flaxen or white mane and tail.
Quarter Horse - Well-known for it's stocky build, heavy muscling and compact appearance. They are solid in color, with limited white markings.
Shire - The most numerous and largest of the heavy horses found in Great Britain. The recognized colors in the breed are black, bay, brown and grey.
Tennessee Walking Horse - Their claim to fame is in their name: the unique gait, the running walk. The horse's head nods in time to the beat, the ears swing in perfect motion, and some horses will click their teeth.
Thoroughbred - Everything about them is long: long, smooth muscles, long forearms, long, sloping shoulders, long loins, long legs. The colors are bay, brown and chestnut, black, and some roans and greys.

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