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Name of breed: Kazakh Horse Country of origin: Kazakhstan Breed origin: The Kazakh is a breed of horse of the Kazakh people who primarily live in Kazakhstan, but can also be found in parts of China, Mongolia, Russia and Uzbekistan. Horses in Kazakhstan and the surrounding areas can be traced back to the 5th century […]

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Name of breed: Ardennes Country of origin: France, Belgium, Luxembourg Breed origin: One of the oldest documented breeds of draft horse, the Ardennes horse originates from the Ardennes area (funny that) in Belgium, Luxembourg and France. There is belief that the breed could be a direct descendent of the prehistoric Solutre horse, and their history […]

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Name of breed: Cerbat Mustang Country of origin: Arizona, USA Breed origin: The actual origin of Cerbat Mustangs is unclear and there are a number of theories as to how the breed developed. One theory states that the Cerbat Mustang is descended from Spanish Mustangs brought to the US in the 1500s. While another theory […]

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Name of breed: Boulonnais Country of origin: France Breed origin: Also known as the ‘White Marble Horse’, the Boulonnais is a type of draft horse breed from France. The breed’s origins trace to a period before the Crusades, and during the 17th century the bloodlines of Spanish Barb, Arabian and Andalusian breeds were added to […]

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Name of breed: Canadian Horse Country of origin: Canada Breed origin: The Canadian Horse descended from the French stock Louis XIV sent to Canada in the late 17th century. These draft and light riding horses were later crossed with other British and American breeds and during the 18th century the Canadian Horse spread throughout the […]

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Name of breed: Tersk Country of origin: Russia Breed origin: The Tersk was first developed in the 1920s at the Tersk and Stavropol Studs in the Northern Caucasus mountains in Russia. The stud of Arabian equine breeds that had been set up in Russia bu Count Sergei Storganov, suffered a major setback during the Russian […]

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Name of breed: Sandalwood Pony Country of origin: Indonesia Breed origin: The Sandalwood Pony developed on the Indonesian islands of Sumba and Sumbawa. It is named after one of the country’s major exports, Sandalwood trees. Not much is known about the history of the breed, but it is believed that Arabians and Barbs contributed to […]

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Name of breed: Mangalarga Marchador Country of origin: Brazil Breed origin: Mangalarga Marchadors are an Iberian breed of horse that descended from Lusitano stallions and Barb mares. The Baron of Alfenas began breeding his imported Lusitano to the mares on his farm (primarily Barbs) which resulted in a smooth-gaited, attractive horse which the baron called […]

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Name of breed: Carolina Marsh Tacky (also known as Marsh Tacky) Country of origin: USA Breed origin: The Carolina Marsh Tack, or Marsh Tacky as it is also known, is a rare breed of horse, native to South Carolina. They developed from Spanish horses brought to the South Carolina coast by Spanish explorers, settlers and […]

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Name of breed: Clydesdale Country of origin: Scotland Breed origin: The Clydesdale breed was developed from Flemish stallions imported to Scotland and bred with local mares. The first recorded use of the name ‘Clydesdale’ for the breed was in 1826, and by 1830 a system of hiring stallions had begun that resulted in the spread […]

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