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 It' s important that we continue growing together even when we cannot spend time together! Our team compiled this book of horse breeds ...

 It' s important that we continue growing together even when we cannot spend time together! Our team compiled this book of horse breeds to keep you engaged and learning all about our equine friends! Tap Dance is a Welsh Cob Welsh Cob Read about the breed The breed originated in Wales and Great Britain in the 1600's and were later used in Great Britain's Coal Mines! Welsh Cobs were introduced to the United States in the late 1800's and were used in the agriculture industry. These beautiful equines make wonderful companions. They're seen across the country today in many different disciplines including show jumping, fox hunting, therapeutic riding, 

and competitive driving. Welsh Cobs can come in any solid color you can imagine! Bay, Chestnut, Black, Grey, you name it! Our Welsh Cob, Tap Dance, is a fleabitten grey! Discussion: Look up pictures of Welsh Cobs. What are some features that make them different from other equine breeds? Stinky is an Arabian Arabian Read about the breed Arabians are one of the oldest breeds of horses. They have been around for about 4,500 years! Known for their beautiful head-set and high-set tail, these horses have been a source of inspiration for artists all over the world! Arabian horses were first bred in the Middle East, and were brought to regions in Egypt and Rome to be ridden in the calvary. Arabians are known for their speed and endurance. The breed was introduced to America in the 1600s. Almost every other breed in America has some Arabian bloodlines! Arabians are used today in many disciplines including endurance riding, dressage, and barrel racing.

 Arabian horses are typically black, chestnut, grey, or white. Our Arabian, Stinky is a former 15 time Virginia Western Pleasure State Champion! Discussion: Why would an Arabian horse be a good addition to a Therapeutic Riding center? River is a Thoroughbred Thoroughbred Read about the breed Discussion: Thoroughbreds are direct descendants of Arabian horses! This breed was developed selectively to promote horse racing in England. The whole breed can be traced back to three "foundation" horses. Thoroughbreds are usually larger than Arabians and some of their key features include a broad chest, tall and lanky stature, and a lot of muscle! This breed was designed to run very fast for short periods of time. American Thoroughbreds come in just about any color you can imagine! Although they were primarily bred for horse racing, they are in high demand in other disciplines like show jumping, cross country, and barrel racing! Our Thoroughbred, River used to compete in 3 star eventing! Can you name 3 famous Thoroughbreds? Lovey is a Quarter Horse Quarter Horse Read about the breed Discussion: Quarter horses, like thoroughbreds, were bred to run short distances. The name "Quarter Horse" was coined because this breed can frequently outrun others in races under a quarter mile! Quarter Horses were introduced to the United States in the early 1600's and took over the horse racing industry.

 Quarter Horses were bred with Thoroughbreds to give them a "leg up" in the horse-racing world. Quarter Horses still race in many breed-specific races, but they are one of the most common breeds to see in lesson programs teaching new riders because of their laid-back demeanor and their study build. The American Quarter Horse is the most popular breed in the United States today, and the American Quarter Horse Association is the largest breed registry in the world. 

Quarter horses come in nearly all colors. Our Quarter Horse Lovey is paint colored! What are some other horse disciplines Quarter Horses are used for today? Jasper is an Appendix Appendix Read about the breed Discussion: An Appendix is a cross between a registered quarter horse and a registered thoroughbred. The ideal result is a horse with the quarter horse's calmer disposition and the thoroughbred's athletic ability. One of the best characteristics of Appendix horses is their versatility. With the proper training they can excel in any discipline. Their appearance and height can vary based on bloodlines, it is not unheard of to have a 17 hand Appendix, and there have been some as little as 14.2 hands! Appendix horses can also come in any color! Our Appendix, Jasper is 16 hands tall and dun colored! Due to their laid back personality, why do you think Appendix horses would be a good addition to a therapeutic riding program?

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