EQUINE MEDICINE
Breeds, Types, and Classes of Horses
Breeds
• Breeds
• Breeding True
• Recognized Breeds
– Foundation Sire
Classes and Types
• Light Horses
– Riding
– Driving
– Showing
– Racing
• Draft Horses
– Heavy work
• Ponies
– Heavy work
–...
Common Breeds
• Albino
– White body
• Light Eyes
• Quarter Horse
– Largest Registry
– Versatile
• Saddlebred
– Gaited
– Go...
Common Breeds
• American Warmblood
– New breed
– TB/Draft or TB/WB
• Andalusian
– Lightens as ages
– Bull Fighting
• Appal...
Common Breeds
• Bashkir Curly
– Long curly coat
• Belgian (Brabant)
– Draft, powerful
• Clydesdale
– High action
movement
...
Common Breeds
• Friesian
– Black, feathered legs
• Hackney
– Trotting/Pacing
– Carriage, show
• Haflinger
– Family horse
–...
Common Breeds
• Morgan
– Harness or Saddle Horse
• Mustang
– Feral
– Tough
• Fjord
– Hardy, sure footed
• Paint
– Bold pat...
Common Breeds
• Pony of the Americas
– Appaloosa/Shetland cross
• Shetland
– Hardy and Gentle
• Shire
– Very Gentle
• Tenn...
Common Breeds
• Miniatures
– Proportioned
• Feral Horses
– Mustangs
Donkeys
• Mammoth
– >56” in height
• Large
– 48-56” tall
• Standard
– Burro-36-48” tall
• American Spotted Ass
– Colored w...
Mules
• Male donkey/Female horse
• Male horse/Female donkey=Hinny
• Almost all infertile
– Molly-female that cycles
• Draf...
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Breeds, Types, and Classes of Horses

  1. 1. EQUINE MEDICINE Breeds, Types, and Classes of Horses
  2. 2. Breeds • Breeds • Breeding True • Recognized Breeds – Foundation Sire
  3. 3. Classes and Types • Light Horses – Riding – Driving – Showing – Racing • Draft Horses – Heavy work • Ponies – Heavy work – Riding • Warmblood – Riding • Coldblood – Draft Other Classifications:
  4. 4. Common Breeds • Albino – White body • Light Eyes • Quarter Horse – Largest Registry – Versatile • Saddlebred – Gaited – Good Temperament • Standardbred – Trotter/Pacer – Racing
  5. 5. Common Breeds • American Warmblood – New breed – TB/Draft or TB/WB • Andalusian – Lightens as ages – Bull Fighting • Appaloosa – Mottled skin and coat – Bred by Indians • Arab – Oldest breed – Long distances
  6. 6. Common Breeds • Bashkir Curly – Long curly coat • Belgian (Brabant) – Draft, powerful • Clydesdale – High action movement – Feathers • Connemara – Hardy, surefooted
  7. 7. Common Breeds • Friesian – Black, feathered legs • Hackney – Trotting/Pacing – Carriage, show • Haflinger – Family horse – Carry weight • Lippizzaner – Spanish Riding School
  8. 8. Common Breeds • Morgan – Harness or Saddle Horse • Mustang – Feral – Tough • Fjord – Hardy, sure footed • Paint – Bold patches on body • Paso Fino – Natural 4-beat gaits • Percheron – Cart Horse
  9. 9. Common Breeds • Pony of the Americas – Appaloosa/Shetland cross • Shetland – Hardy and Gentle • Shire – Very Gentle • Tennessee Walker – Comfortable, good temperament • Thoroughbred – Racing – Temperamental • Welsh Pony – Trotter/Jumper
  10. 10. Common Breeds • Miniatures – Proportioned • Feral Horses – Mustangs
  11. 11. Donkeys • Mammoth – >56” in height • Large – 48-56” tall • Standard – Burro-36-48” tall • American Spotted Ass – Colored with white spots • Miniature – <36” tall Male Donkey=Jack Female Donkey=Jenny
  12. 12. Mules • Male donkey/Female horse • Male horse/Female donkey=Hinny • Almost all infertile – Molly-female that cycles • Draft and sugar – 16-17.2 hh – 750-1250 lbs • Pack and mining – 12-16 hh – 600-1350 lbs
  13. 13. THE END !!!!!
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