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horse: n, pl also horse [ME hors, fr. OE; akin to OHG hros horse] 1 a: a large solid-hoofed herbivorous mammal (Equus caballus, family Equidae, the horse family) domesticated by humans since a prehistoric period and used as a beast of burden, a draft animals, or for riding.....

from Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary

No matter how the horse is defined, it remains that for uncountable eons it has been a companion, a slave, a friend, and a partner in the upward climb of humanity. Selectively bred for specific type of work, the horse evolved over the centuries into an amazing number of types and shapes, many which still remain as distinct breeds today.

Over 85 breeds are recognized by the international horse world, sponsored and promoted by breeds clubs, and enthusiastically championed by owners themselves. Below you will find a number of breeds that are supported by websites, and found in this listing.



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