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Przewalski Horse.
From cave paintings it is believed that the equid from which modern horses are derived resemble the modern Przewalski Horse. The large strong heads and erect manes depicted in these paintings bear a striking resemblance to this modern breed.
The first domestication of the horses was probably in the steppes of central Asia between 3000 and 4000 B.C. These first animals were kept for meat and milk. As early man became more mobile undoubtedly horses began to be used as pack animals.



Abyssinian
The Abyssinian is found in Ethiopia and is a pony/light horse breed. There is a great deal of variability in it coloration, size and conformation.


The Akhal-Teke is a horse from Turkmen, in the southern region of the modern country of Turkmenistan. These horses have been renowned as cavalry mounts and racehorses for some 3,000 years. The Akhal-Teke has superb natural gaits, and is the outstanding sporting horse from this area. The Akhal-Teke is native to an arid, barren environment. During its history, it has established a reputation of great stamina and courage. A key to the Akhal-Teke’s stamina is its diet which is low in bulk but high in protein, and frequently includes butter and eggs mixed with barley. Today the Akhal-Teke is used in show jumping and dressage in addition to daily use under saddle.

Physical Description

The Akhal-Teke's conformation can be favorably compared to the Persian Arab, another breed of ancient origin. Its head is similar to the Arab's, being long and light with expressive eyes. It has relatively long ears and a long neck. It has a short silky mane, or none at all, and a short tail. This breed has a narrow chest, long back, and flat ribs. The legs are long and slender, clearly revealing the tendons. It averages 15-15.1 hands in height. It is often dun in color, although it can be bay and gray, with a pale golden coat preferred. The Akhal-Teke is among the most elegant of the world's horses.

Ancient Origins

The Akhal-Teke descended from the ancient Turkmenian horse which was one of the four original horse "types" that cross the Bering Strait from America in prehistoric times. It was originally bred by tribes of Turkoman. The Akhal-Teke now is bred in the other provinces of the southern U.S.S.R.

A
Abyssinian
Akhal Teke
Albanian
Altain
American Cream Draft
American Creme and White
American Walking Pony
Andalusian
Andravida
Anglo-Kabarda
Appaloosa
Araappaloosa
Arabians
Ardennes
Argentin Criollo
Asturian
Australian Brumby
Australian Stock Horse
Azteca

B
Balearic
Baluchi
Banker
Ban-ei
Barb
Bashkir
Bashkir Curly
Basotho Pony
Belgian
Bhirum Pony
Bhotia Pony
Black Forest
Boer
Breton
Buckskin
Budyonny
Harness

C
Camargue
Campolina
Canadian
Carthusian
Caspian
Cayuse
Cheju
Chilean Corralero
Chincoteague Pony
Cleveland Bay
Clydesdale
Colorado Ranger Horse
Connemara Pony
Criollo (Uruguay)
Crioulo

D
Dales Pony
Danube
Dartmoor Pony
Deliboz
Djerma
Døle
Dongola
Dülmen Pony
Dutch Draft
Dutch Warmblood

E
East Bulgarian
Egyptian
Eriskay Pony
Estonian Native
Exmoor Pony

F
Faeroes Pony
Falabella
Fell Pony
Finnhorse
Fleuve
Florida Cracker
Fouta
Frederiksborg
French Saddlebred
French Trotter
Friesia

G
Galiceño
Galician Pony
Gelderlander
Gidran
Golden American Saddlebred
Gotland
Groningen
Guangxi

H
Hackney
Haflinger
Hanoverian
Hequ
Highland Pony
Hokkaido
Holsteiner
Hucul
Hungarian Warmblood

I
Icelandic
Iomud
Irish Draught

J
Jinzhou
Jutland

K
Kabarda
Karabair
Karabakh
Kazakh
Kerry Bog Pony
Kiger Mustang
Kirdi Pony
Kisber Felver
Kiso
Kladruby
Knabstrup
Kushum
Kustanai

L
Latvian
Lithuanian Heavy Draft
Lipizzan
Lokai
Losino
Lusitano

M
Malopolski
Mangalarga
Marwari
M'Bayar
Mérens Pony
Messara
Miniature
Misaki
Missouri Fox Trotting Horse
Miyako
Mongolian
Morab
Morgan
Moyle
Mustang
Murgese

N
National Show Horse
New Forest Pony
New Kirgiz
Newfoundland Pony
Noma
Nooitgedacht Pony
Noric
Nordland
Northeastern
North Swedish Horse
Norwegian Fjord

O
Ob
Oldenburg
Orlov Trotter

P
Paint
Palomino
Pantaneiro
Paso Fino
Percheron
Peruvian Paso
Pindos Pony
Pinia
Pintabian
Pinto
Polish Konik
Pony of the Americas
Pottok
Przewalski
Pyrenean Tarpan

Q
Qatgani
Quarab
Quarter Horse
Quarter Pony

R
Racking Horse
Rocky Mountain Horse
Russian Don
Russian Heavy Draft
Russian Trotter

S
Saddlebred
Sanhe
Schleswiger Heavy Draft
Schwarzwälder Fuchs
Selle Francais
Shagya
Shetland Pony
Shire
Single-Footing Horse
Skyros Pony
Somali Pony
Sorraia
Soviet Heavy Draft
Spanish Mustang
Spanish-Barb
Spanish-Norman
Standardbred
Sudan Country-Bred
Suffolk
Swedish Warmblood

T
Taishuh
Tarpan
Tawleed
Tennessee Walking Horse
Tersk
Thessalian
Thoroughbred
Tokara
Tori
Trakehner

U
Ukrainian Saddl

V
Vlaamperd
Vladimir Heavy Draft
Vyatka

W
Welara Pony
Welsh Pony and Cob
West African Barb
Western Sudan Pony
Wielkopolski

X
Xilingol

Y
Yakut
Yanqi
Yili
Yonaguni

Z
Zaniskari Pony
Zhemaichu
Special thanks to---Breeds of Livestock - Horse Breeds - An alphabetical listing, history and breed specifications of many horse breeds
from the Oklahoma State University Horse Project.
http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/horses/
And to my friend Miley Cyrus, Emily, Jason, and the others. Hope you enjoy guys! I put much effort into this, just for you, Grandma + Grandpa, Mom and Dad! ♥



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