Thursday

Zemaitukas – A-Z Intriguing Horse Breeds in Pictures


Originally from Lithuania, the Zemaitukas stands between 13 and 14 hands high, leading to debates about whether it is a horse or a pony. The lineages of these hardy equines may include Konik, Tarpan, and Arabian contributions. Today’s Trakehner horses may have some Zemaitukas ancestry. 

The Zemaitukas has been used for riding, driving, and farm work.


Zemaitukas
 by Tocekas
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Wednesday

Yakutian Horse – A-Z Intriguing Horse Breeds in Pictures



Hailing from Siberia, the Yahotian Horse (or the Yakut Horse) is a rare and generally feral equine, well suited to cooler climates. The Yakutian usually bears bay, dun, or gray coloring with primitive leg stripings and a dark dorsal stripe. Although this horse resembles the Mongolian Horse and the Przewalski's Horse, it is considerably larger.


Yakutian Horse
 by Maarten Takens
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Tuesday

eXmoor Pony – A-Z Intriguing Horse Breeds in Pictures




Likely originating in the United Kingdom, Exmoor Ponies are still found there in feral state. Others are used for Agility, Driving, Endurance Riding, and horse showing. Historically, Exmoors also worked as pit ponies in coal mining. 


The stocky, sturdy ponies bear significant resemblance to prehistoric horses. In fact, plenty believe the Exmoor Pony breed (now considered endangered or threatened) existed many thousands of years ago.

Exmoor Pony Mare and Foal
by Nilfanion
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Exmoor Pony Foal
 by Chilepine 
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Monday

Wielkopolski Horse – A-Z Intriguing Horse Breeds in Pictures



The Wielkopolski Horse, found mostly in Poland, is essentially a cross of the Mazury and the Pozan, two extinct equine breeds. Bloodlines include Arabian, Hanoverian, Thoroughbred, Trakehner, and other horse breeds. Wielkopolskis may be found competing in Dressage, Eventing, and Show Jumping.

Wielkopolski Horse
 by Siedlar
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Saturday

Vyatka Horse – A-Z Intriguing Horse Breeds in Pictures




Native to Russia, the Vyatka Horse is currently considered an endangered equine breed. The sturdy Vyatka, usually standing 13.3 to 14 hands high, is well suited for driving, endurance, speed, and working. 

Historically, these were often seen pulling Russian Troikas, sleds drawn by trios of horses.

Vyatka Horse
 by Rena
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