What is a Horse Breed?

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky A breed is defined as a group of horses with a common origin and possessing certain distinguishable characteristics that are transmitted to the offspring, such that the offspring possess the parents’ characteristics. These...

Light Horse Breed Types

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Some of the most predominant types of horses today are those that we commonly refer to as light horse breeds. Throughout history, humans have adopted light horse breeds for their swift, efficient travel and, in more recent years,...
Diversity Among Breeds of Horses

Diversity Among Breeds of Horses

  Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Some people may think a horse is a horse is a horse. In fact, horses are quite unique in their size, color, conformation, and manner of movement. These characteristics set each breed apart and determine its general...
Light Horse Breed Appaloosa

Light Horse Breed Appaloosa

  Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Appaloosas were Spanish horses that were managed by the Nez Perce Indians. The term Appaloosa was first used to describe these spotted horses of the Palouse region around the late 1800s. The Palouse, or Palouse Country, is...
Light Horse Breed Arabian

Light Horse Breed Arabian

  Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky The Arabian, (saddle type) originated in the wild desert of the Middle East in 5000 B.C. from the foundation stock of the Kohl breed and from five Al-Khamesh mares. It is the oldest and most influential breed. The Arabian...