9 Famous race Horse Breeds that are simply stunning
Remember these names from the Past? Seabiscuit, Secretariat and Man O War, these were all famous race horses from the past. Horses are spectacular creatures that possess incredible power in their bodies to run the way they do. Their long sleek legs and muscular bodies make them one of nature’s most beautiful specimens.
While you get Arabian horses that are the envy of horse owners everywhere, there are several famous Race Horse breeds that are no less breathtaking. Take a look at these majestic examples.
1 Golden Akhal-Teke
A breed native to Turkmenistan famous for its metallic sheen, it’s very rare to get a horse with gold coloring
2 Fjord Horse
A small breed horse from Norway, the Fjord breed possesses a distinct dorsal stripe that runs all the way down its mane. With a striking contrast against its color, this feature is common to all horses of this type.
3 Hackney Horse
A hackney is a carriage horse that has an elegant high step. It can trot at high speeds for long distances and over long periods of time too.
The Knabstrupper is recognized by its distinct feature of beautiful spots known as the leopard complex. The breed has its origins in Denmark dating back to 1812 when a mare with the leopard complex was mated with a solid colored stallion. The leopard complex still shows up in mixed breeds.
5 Suffolk Punch
The Suffolk Punch is unique because of its chestnut shades. The breed is abit shorter than most draft horses but they are string and sturdy and pack a lot of power in their small frame.
6 Black Forest Horse
Among Famous Race Horse breeds, the contrast of colors between horse and mane are superb and hence the name black forest.
7 Falabella Miniature Horse
The beautiful sleek horses aren’t ponies but they never grow taller than eight hands. They are proportionate like a full sized horse but they have slender frames.
These are native to Iran but the breed was almost extinct till an aristocrat form Iran rediscovered them while searching for horses and ponies for a children’s riding school. These exquisite horses are small and measure upto 9 to 11.2 hands.
9 Gypsy Vanner Horse
This famous Race horse breed, the gypsy Vanner comes in different colors but is best known by its familiar black and white shade. The feathering at the end of its legs near hooves is its added distinct feature.