British Spotted Pony shows his colors on Dartmoor

This little guy looks like a leopard Appaloosa but no, he’s a British spotted pony!  He was born in Devon in the UK. Apparently, the “leopard spot”, black spots on a white background, is a fairly common variety. There’s also a “snowflake” pattern is white spots on a dark background. The markings were a natural […]

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Buyers like horses with Bling

Breeding colorful horses, especially with various white markings, appears to be good business for breeders according to Swiss researchers. A study conducted for the Swiss national stud on 974 Franche-Montagne horses found that while disposition and healthiness were the two most important purchasing points for non-professional buyers, white markings made horses more attractive and did […]

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Getting the right horse for the job.

Not all horses are interchangeable — as the folks in this funny dutch commercial discover. Most non-horse people don’t really see the difference among breeds and disciplines. Four legs and a mane and tail covers it. Here’s a nice example of 15 different horse breeds:

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Olympic Horses with Humble Beginnings

Many of us dream of finding horses with International potential in a backyard barn or turned out in a field. There are two horses competing this year that fall into that category — they started out in careers that did not generally lead to Olympic success. Poggio II, Amy Tryon’s eventing mount, worked as a […]

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