Best Horse Breeds For Racing

When asked about horse racing breeds most people will, without hesitation, say the Thoroughbred and while there can be no doubt that it certainly is the most famous racing breed it’s by no means the only one. Even the word racing can be quite a broad term that covers a range of different ‘types’ of racing, from harness racing to …

Best Horse Breeds For Barrel Racing

If you ask most people what the best breed for barrel racing is chances are they’d say the Quarter Horse without too much hesitation and in terms of popularity that certainly is the case but that doesn’t mean its always the best. Of course, if you’re competing as a professional then yes the horses are almost exclusively Quarter Horses but …

Best Breeds For Jumping, At All Levels

Jumping is one of the most popular international equestrian sports and whether you’re entering it at a grassroots level, compete in hunter jumping events or are just about to make the jump (pardon the pun) into the professional world, getting the right horse is crucial but the level you compete at can also make a difference to the horse you …

Best Breeds For Dressage, At All Levels

Everybody’s got their own opinion on what makes a good dressage horse but one thing’s for sure there are some horses that are better suited to it than others but which horses? To some extent, any horse can do dressage and if you’re just starting out or thinking of taking it up it doesn’t matter as much what horse you …

The 7 Most Unusual Horse Breeds in the World

Ever since we first domesticated horses over 6000 years ago we’ve been selectively breeding them to suit whatever we wanted them to do. Fast forward to now and there are literally hundreds of different breeds around the world that have a million and one different uses and while we all know of the most popular breeds such as the Quarter …

Best Breeds For Eventing, At All Levels

Regardless of what you want a horse for we’re all looking for that perfect horse and while the definition of a perfect horse varies from person to person when it comes to eventing there are certain things that every eventer, or prospective eventer, looks for. Ideally an eventing horse should have plenty of bravery but not be headstrong and just …

Top 11 Best Horse Breeds For Trail Riding

Whether you’re a competitive trail rider or do it purely for pleasure you’ll know that there can be no better feeling than being sat on your favorite horse and enjoying the world as you pass through it, but what is it that makes a good trail horse? While there are certain characteristics, such as being sound and having the ability …

Top 12 Best Horse Breeds For New Riders And Why

When many people first start learning to ride they often wonder if there’s a particular type of horse that would suit them more. You may be a nervous rider or don’t yet have a good balance so it’s natural to ask if one breed would suit you more than another breed would. Horses are living creatures with their own personalities …