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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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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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