Warmblood horses stand 15–1 to 17 hands high, weigh 1,200 to 1,600 pounds, and are used primarily as sporting horses in competitions such as dressage, driving, hunting, jumping and three-day eventing.
The name warmblood originated from the fact that these horses are a combination of “hot blooded” horses (Arabians and Thoroughbreds) crossed with “cold blooded” horses (draft horses).
Unlike most breeds, the vast majority of warmblood registries do not have closed studbooks. Breeds of Draft Horses include – Belgian Percheron Clydesdale Shire Draft horses stand 14–2 to 19 hands high, weigh more than 1,400 pounds, and are used primarily for heavy work and exhibition purposes. Types of Horses Riding Horse – includes saddle (three-gaited, five-gaited), walking, stock, polo, hunters and jumpers, and ponies. Race Horse – includes running (Thoroughbred, Quarter, etc.) and harness (trotters and pacers). Driving Horse – includes heavy harness, fine harness, roadsters, and ponies (heavy and light harness). Work Horse – includes draft, wagon, and exhibition. Before discussing the different types of breeds, it must be understood that there are several color types and patterns.
Many of the colors are variations of another color and are difficult to describe verbally.
So, to better understand the color characteristics discussed in this topic, visit the American Quarter Horse Association’s Web site at http://www.aqha.com. HORSE BREED ORIGINS, DESCRIPTIONS, AND USES Light Horse Breeds American Paint Horse Origin – United States. Color – White with any other color; must be a recognizable paint.
The three distinct patterns are overo, tobiano, and tovero. Height – 14–1 to 16–2 hands. A Paint Horse is eligible for registry if its sire and dam are registered with the American Paint Horse Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, or the Jockey Club (Thoroughbred).
Other breed types may be registered with the Pinto Registry.
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