Nature never fails to surprise us with wonderful gifts such as majestic horses, which provide us with great company. However, no matter how pretty they are, there are still some which will really stand out, so check this list of 10 most beautiful horse breeds in the world of equestrian.
Brought by the Spaniards to the Americans, this breed is equipped with great strength. It’s known for being ferocious, thus gaining the name wild American horse. However, this breed may live in the wilderness but still came from domestic ancestry.
If you’re fond of watching Western movies, then you’ll surely know how popular this horse is. Appaloosa horse breed is great in disciplines like fox hunting and show jumping. This American horse breed is such a beau with the leopard-like spots that spread on its skin.
This horse is a mixture of the purebred Arabians and Tobiano horses which resulted to a magnificent breed of Pintabian. Aside from its beauty, this breed is also known to have an obedient character.
4. Icelandic horse
If you’re a fan of ponies, then this breed of horse is for you. The Icelandic horse is not your typical horse with its small and pony appearance. This breed originated in Iceland, thus explains its name. It is vulnerable to some illnesses but is usually used for leisure, racing and even the classic sheepherding work.
5. Gypsy horse
Over the last 100 years, people in Ireland are adamant about making selective breeding of horses to make their chores easier without the need for high food maintenance. Gypsy horse breed is the result of this breeding. It can be easily distinguished thru its blagdon fur (with solid color and splashes on the belly, usually in white), skewbalds (white and brown chicks), and piebalds (with a pinto of black and white).
6. Norweigian Fjord horse
Crossbreeding has been banned in 1907; thus, this breed had preserved its natural and purebred beauty up to the present. The native breed of Fjord is found in the mountainous regions in the western part of Norway. Due to its versatile and strong physique, it has been used in the farming industry for years. This breed is also good for therapy and Norweigian riding.
7. Andalusian horse
The Andalusian horse is considered one of the oldest horses on earth, which exists since the 15th century. It is commonly known as Pure Spanish Horse from Andalusia. Radiating with grace and elegance plus its huge size, this horse is no wonder considered as a prize or trophy during wars and is commonly used during horse riding. This breed of horse is also famous in movies, namely, The Lord of the Ring, Braveheart, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and King Arthur.
One of the most infamous horse breeds residing in Turkmenistan is the Akha-Teke. Also called “The Horses of Gold” because of its undeniably breathtaking gleaming coat. However, the sad part is that it has numerous genetic illnesses, but it is also good for show racing, jumping, dressage, and being a sport horse because it is naturally athletic.
9. Friesian horse
This horse breed is famously known for its gorgeous mane – originated from the Netherlands, in Friesland. This breed is distinguished for its gentleness and good character. It is also seen in the circus due to its majestic black coat and also used by the Germans during their wars. The coat of this horse can be chestnut if not pure solid black. Another fun fact is that the horse of Zorro is Friesian in the movie The Mask of Zorro.
10. Arabian horse
One of the most remarkable horse breeds on earth is the Arabian Horse. This horse breed originated in Arabian Peninsula and is already existing for the last 4,500 years. The Arabian horse is known for its resistance, intelligence and friendliness to humans. This type of breed is commonly picked during therapeutic riding, dressage, show jumping, and exhibition because of its enjoyable and trustworthy nature.