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Name of breed: Camarillo White Horse Country of origin: USA Breed origin: This rare breed of horse developed in the early 20th century and can be traced to a single foundation sire named Sultan. Known as a ‘Stallion of a dream’, Sultan was of Spanish descent and bright white with brown eyes. Born in 1912, […]

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Name of breed: Dales Pony Country of origin: United Kingdom Breed origin: A native mountain and moorland pony breed from the UK, the history of this breed is linked to the history of lead mining in the Dales area of England, with iron ore, fuel for smelting, and finished lead all being carried on pack […]

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Name of breed: Black Forest Horse Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: As the name suggests, the Black Forest Horse developed in the Black Forest in Germany’s Baden-Wurttemberg region as far back as 600 years ago. Originally bred for working purposes (in the forestry regions and on farms), these horses were indispensable to generations of […]

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Name of breed: Welsh Pony and Cob Country of origin: Wales Breed origin: There is evidence that suggests a Welsh-type of pony existed before 1600 BC, and the original Welsh Mountain Pony is thought to have evolved from the prehistoric Celtic pony. Welsh ponies developed into a hardy breed due to the harsh climate, limited […]

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Name of breed: Aegidienberger Country of origin: Germany Breed origin: The Aegidienberger was developed in Germany by crossing the elegant Peruvian Paso with the pure blood of the hardy Icelandic horse. This created a larger, gaited horse designed to suit to colder climates of Germany. The first cross was bred by a man named Walter […]

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Name of breed: Trait du Nord Country of origin: Belgium & France Breed origin: Previously known as Ardennais du Nord or Ardennais de type Nord, the Trait du Nord is a breed of heavy draft horse which developed in the Hainaut area in Belgium as well as in north-eastern France. It was originally considered a […]

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Name of breed: Fell Pony Country of origin: England Breed origin: The Fell Pony is a breed of mountain and moorland pony originally bred on the fell farms of northwest England, specifically England in Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland (Cumbria). The breed shares it origins with the now-extinct Galloway pony which was also the root of […]

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Name of breed: Walkaloosa Country of origin: USA Breed origin: Thought to be a result of crossing the Appaloosa with other breeds like the Paso Fino, Peruvian Horse or Missouri Fox Trotter, the Walkaloosa is just that – an Appaloosa with an ambling gait. While they have been documented in history for hundreds of years, […]

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Name of breed: Konik horse Country of origin: Poland Breed origin: The word ‘konik’ is a diminutive of the Polish word ‘kon’ which means ‘horse’. This small, semi-feral horse is a highly unusual breed which directly descended from the Tarpan, the wild European forest horse that was hunted to extinction in Britain in Neolithic times. […]

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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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