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For some time now I have wondered what it is about the Paint Horse that people were attracted to outside of the beautiful mixed shades of color. I set out to wonder through pages and pages of information about the Paint Horse and to my surprise there were many fascinating bits of information regarding Paint Horses. The American Paint Horse has strict bloodline requirements much like many of the other horse breeds known in America. The Paint Horse is not just know for its color, for a horse to be considered an American Paint Horse at least one of the horses parents must be registered as an American Paint Horse. The American Paint horse is also required to have a dominant hair coat color with at least one contrasting area of solid white hair. These requirements are just to name a few of the requirements that I discovered when researching the American Paint Horse. Finding American Paint Horses for sale can be difficult as well based on the area you are in and what horse breeds may be more common in your area. Looking for a horse to purchase is not a simple click and find method online. You must research the horse, the breeder, the location, cost of transport, as well as other things that could affect your ability to purchase a Paint Horse and get it to you home or ranch. Being thorough with your search and looking through available horses online will help you find the right American Paint Horse for your desires what ever you desire them to do.
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Researching the species the horse we found many great things and amazing facts. Some of these amazing facts are unbelievable and others just made the staff here at Animaroo Horses a little jealous. For example, a hors only requires a total of 2 ½ hours of sleep each day. And most of that is in 15 minute increments. I immediately starting thing that I could accomplish so much more if I only needed a total of 2 ½ hours of sleep instead of 8 hours just to keep from feeling like I am going to pass out at my keyboard. I could accomplish world domination in that extra 5 ½ hours in a day! Ok well maybe not world domination but I could for sure accomplish laundry domination. My mind starting racing wondering what could I get done if I had an extra 5 ½ hours each day. I could accomplish not just the things that I need to do but some of the things that I wanted to do for fun that I never have time to learn. Like horseback riding! Yes I admit I work for a company that deals with horses and horse sales but I do not know how to ride a horse. I also could not tell the difference between a Quarter Horse and an Appaloosa. I am sure there are very distinguishing things about these breeds when compared to each other but none that my amateur eyes can see. None the less if I had 5 ½ hours extra in each day I am sure that I could learn to at least ride a horse. What on Earth would you be likely to do with 5 ½ extra hours in your day? Would it be creative or would it be restful? Most of the office staff here said they would just get more rest since they all work so hard and put in some long hours sometimes. I had to know what the other office staff decided they would do with their extra hours and I was shocked. Almost unanimously the all said “sleep”. After polling everyone in the office and realizing that the idea does sound a bit lazy I too would have to say a couple extra hours of sleep would be the thing that I would have to choose too.
So I have determined after a short inner office poll between the ladies in the office that I am the only person in the office who thinks that Hungarian Warmblood sounds extremely provocative instead of like a horse breed. The inner voice in my head says it with a squinted eyes and deep Antonia Banderas accented voice and it makes me giggle every time. Is that what it really should sound like? I am not horse expert but I would have to say if I heard a strongly accented voice tell me “I have Hungarian Warmblood horses for sale. You Buy one?” I would buy one! Now again I have polled the ladies in the office and even though they giggled when I did my personal Banderas impression they said I should not quit my day job. So I hit the books again trying desperately to learn more about the Hungarian Warmblood and its real natural talents and found that it is amazing in many other ways rather than just for a giggle.
The Hungarian Warmblood is a sport horse. Mostly disciplined in things like dressage, show jumping, cross-country and combined driving. The breed standards for the Hungarian Warmblood are now very rigid to insure that they breed is inspected, licensed and approved by the Hungarian Warmblood breeding communities all over the world.
I have to admit if I were on any of these committees on name alone I would want this horse breed to be held to a high standard. We can’t have such a strong name giving way to a meek and tender idea in the minds of individuals like me. We want a name like Hungarian Warmblood horses to strike an air of highly sophisticated, elegant, and mysteriously provocative. Ok! Maybe not the provocative part but I will allow my imagination to run wild and free with silly ideas of regal underlain blood lines. Strong blood lines and horses with manly attitude and strength in every step gallantly taken as the definitions that race amongst the images in my head every time I hear the name Hungarian Warmblood.
The things that we learn when we have a few minutes to surf the web amaze me still to this day. For many years I thought the term Quarter in Quarter Horse was an indication of a horses breeding or a horses actual size. Recently I have learned however that I was completely incorrect. The Quarter in Quarter Horse stands for the type of horse that is bred for running quickly in shorter distances such as a quarter mile. I felt like I was not living up to my normal nerdy standards so I researched further to find that the Quarter horse was originally designed in the Virginia area according to most sources on the net but some contend that it was the great racing state of Kentucky that started the breeding of the Quarter Horse. With time not on my side I left the searching and relished the fact that I had become slightly more educated for the day. I had learned that Quarter in the name Quarter Horse is merely a way for a buyer to know when he or she is looking to purchase a horse searching for Quarter Horses for sale will help them find a smaller horse, with the possible ability and training needed to run as quickly as possible in shorter distances. I have also learned that the Quarter Horse is a horse that is great for smaller individuals to ride and they can be used for things other than what they were originally intended. The amazing thing about horses is they are an extremely versatile animal and when they are trained, cared for, and used properly can be used for a wealth of things other than what they may have been originally bred to accomplish. Horses of all different breeds and training standards are at the very least an animal that can serve for many purposes and will always be needed.
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The Peruvian Paso horses are renowned for the contended and smooth ride they have to offer, they can be picked out just by listening to their natural gait that is specially known as the Paso llano. The horse type that consists of such horses with a smooth gait is known as Palfrey.
Their four-beat steps have an ambling sound unlike the typical trot four-beat walk, and can be classified as the lateral one. Peruvian Paso horses have another way of walking as well that can be defined as the faster version of Paso llano.
Peruvian Paso Horses for Sale appear to be one of the most beautiful horses at the same time. It is because of their uncommon appearance traits that include the deep chest, smooth flank area, heavy neck and a strong build.
Peruvian Paso breed’s height is also perfect, neither very talk nor very short. The horses of this family have an average height that looks well balanced and gorgeous. Stallion Peruvian Paso horses are known for their classy temperament and thicker body proportion.
People confuse the Peruvian Paso with the Paso Fino breed however there is no link between both the types and the Spanish word “Paso” simply means step. These horses have been called the national kind of the country “Peru”.
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The Icelandic breed was initiated in the Iceland. They are very small and sometimes their body size is found equivalent to that of a pony, however most of the registrations for Icelandic Horse are referred to as a horse and not a pony. They are hardy and bear a long life.
Icelandic breed weighs around 330 to 385 kilograms; they commonly have a short height equal to 13 to 14 hands that is equal to 52 to 56 inches. It is said that its weight, the structure of its bones and its weight carrying capabilities helps to classify this breed as horses instead of a pony.
Icelandic Horses for sale exist in numerous colors such as dun, bay, black, gray, chestnut, palomino and pinto. Their shoulders are sloping whereas the neck is muscular, the head being nicely proportioned, are liked by many people. Another major difference between them and a pony is that they have stronger legs and a double coat.
These horses are widely used for a number of purposes but the most common is racing. In Iceland, both gallop and pace races are held mostly between April and June as the temperature in these months is favorable for the objective
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The Clydesdale breed hails from Clydesdale in Scotland. It is named after the region; this breed is tall and usually available in bay color. Due to the presence of sabino genetics, the breed has white markings on various parts of the body.
This breed’s height is approximately 16 to 18 hands which is equal to 64 to 72 inches. Its weight is 820 to 910 kilograms that is 1800 to 2000 pounds. As mentioned above, their color is usually bay but they also take place in chestnut, roan, gray and black colors.
The white markings are present on the face, feet and legs and sometimes in the lower belly. Extra feathers present on their feet make them very fluffy and they seem to be wide and big.
Clydesdale Horses for Sale is different in body size depending on the gender. Stallions are usually 18 hands tall and weigh approximately 2200 pounds. Like the Icelandic horses their shoulders are sloping, they have a straight face with wide muzzle and a broad forehead.
In earlier days, this breed was used for agricultural needs and still is being used for draught purposes. Moreover, they rarely participate in races and more to lift heavy weights.
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The useful horse breed known as “Shetland Pony” was initially bred in the Shetland Isles. Their lowest height is approximately 28 inches and the tallest height can be around 42 inches that is equal to 10.2 hands. These ponies have been kept in the Shetland Isles since the Bronze Age.
They lived in the rough lands of the Shetland Isles which makes them very hardy and strong. Shetland Ponies have the typical body structure, small heads, short legs, and heavy coats. Their eyes are wide and big whereas the ears are smaller.
They have muscular necks with stocky bodies and exceedingly strong legs. Their tails are thick and long, skin is dense in order to bear the harshness of cold weather.
One of the notable plus points is that it can pull the double of its own weight whereas many other pony breeds can only pull the half of their original heaviness. This fact proves the immenseness of its strength.
This breed is commonly used for riding, driving, and racing. They are commonly ridden by children, also are used by adults in numerous horse shows. The rare purposes they are used for are therapeutic horseback riding and at various petting zoos.
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Draft horses are large and heavy which are bred for performing difficult tasks that require enormous strength. Its characteristics are the only reason why they were indispensible to the past generations of farmers.
These horses have great patience, strength and their temperament bounds them to act as disciplined animals. Such traits are very beneficial for the heavy farming tasks like ploughing. Moreover, their movement is quite upright because of their tremendously muscular build and rigid body proportions.
Another purpose for which they are widely used is crossbreeding. They are famous for creating sports horses by crossbreeding with the light riding horses such as the thoroughbreds. They are used for many events and are mostly found performing under saddle very excellently.
It is important to take good care of their diet in order to maintain their stiff look and massive build. Those who are looking for draft horses for sale should consider researching about their feed and exercises in order to groom them properly.
A notable point about managing their feed is that they have a metabolism system that is similar to that of ponies. Another important pointer is that their daily need can be fulfilled with grain feeding equivalent to 0.3% of their body weight.
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The Andalusian Horse is a breed of horses which was first bred in Iberian Peninsula. Another name for these horses is “Pure Spanish Horse”. The ancestors of the Andalusian horse breed have been present in the Iberian Peninsula for many centuries; these horses came to use in the fifteenth century.
They are popular for their bravery and strength which makes them war horses, the breed was also given the noble prize due to its attractive and useful characteristics. The Government of Spain used these horses as the tool of diplomacy.
The Andalusian horses have big tails, these horses are usually gray or dark brown but still they are available in many other colors. They are very intelligent and obedient, which comforts the rider. Andalusians horses for sale, are used for distinctive purposes including show jumping, driving and equestrian. These horses have starred in many TV shows and movies in the past.
The kings also preferred and rode Spanish horses. In the 1960′s, it was not allowed to export the Andalusian Horse from Spain but this action was of no use as this breed did spread out to the whole world after a period of time they became common and were widely used then. In 2003, over seventy thousand Andalusians were registered worldwide.