There are more than 350 breeds of horses and ponies. From working and racing to casual riding and equestrian competition, each horse has its special qualities.
12 Rarest Horse Breeds in the World
There are more than 300 breeds of horses and ponies in the world and all of them can be boiled down into these 5 major categories:
The United States has, by far, the most horses in the world — approximately 9.5 million, according to the 2006 Global Horse Population report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. It shows 58,372,106 horses in the world.
One of the rarest colors, a white horse has white hair and fully or largely unpigmented (pink) skin. These horses are born white, with blue or brown eyes, and remain white for life. The vast majority of so-called “white” horses are actually grays with a fully white hair coat.
Thoroughbreds are considered the fastest horses in the world and dominate the horse racing industry, while Arabian horses are known to be intelligent and excel in endurance riding. Take a look at some of the horse breeds used in racing, dressage and general riding.
The cheapest horse breeds tend to be Thoroughbreds, Arabians, Quarter Horses, and wild Mustangs. While all of these breeds include some high-profile bloodlines that can be worth thousands and even hundreds of thousands, it is still very possible to find a number of horses at cheap prices that you can afford.
Jack, Charlie, Billy, Harry, Bailey, Alfie, George, Murphy, Bobby and Paddy are the ten most popular male horse names with many of these also featuring in the top ten list overall.
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The United States of America leads the list of countries with the most horses with over 10 million head, followed by Mexico, China, and Brazil..
Breeding The Most Horse.RankCountryHead1United States of America10,510,7482Mexico6,380,1793China, mainland5,507,4004Brazil5,501,872