How many breeds of horses are there in the world?

Have you ever thought that I know many breeds of horses, including quarter horses, draft horses, mustangs, thoroughbreds, mini horses, etc … but how many there can be in the whole world.

Horse races around the world What counts?

So how many horse breeds are there in the world? After our extensive research with many different national resources, we found on average that there are about 350 nationally recognized horses and 100 pony breeds.

Horses grazing in pastures

So with that, we also found about 1,400 different horse breeds that don’t seem to be duplicated, but that aren’t recognized by national records, which is why it’s so hard to restrict them. How can this be? Well, breeding is really not very regulated and, locally, it is difficult to keep records when people cross generic lines or breeds and new horses develop almost daily. Which isn’t always a bad thing, but it may be that when it comes to passing genetics it probably shouldn’t be.

As with dogs in which they cross themselves crosswise to achieve a certain size, there can be effects and consequences. But overall, 450 was the average number of horse and horse breeds we found. At the end of this article you can see the whole list and we also delve into some related questions that came to mind, how is the oldest horse breed?

How are horse breeds classified?

They are basically divided into four main groups which include light horses, heavy horses, ponies and wild horses.

Light Horses – Horses weighing between 1,000 and 1,300 pounds on average. They usually have thinner legs and smaller bones to go with their height. Some examples are: Quarter Horses, Morgans, Saddlebreds, Tennessee Walkers and also thoroughbred.

Heavy horses – These are more than your working horse height reaching up to 2,000 pounds. Bigger bones, bigger legs not so agile. Examples: Clydesdales and other drafts, Percherons, Belgian and Shire.

Wild horses – By name they are rather a wild or a little wild horse. Examples would be Mustang and Brumby.

Ponis – They usually reach 14.2 hands or less (<58 inches tall). Therefore, they are smaller than a normal horse. Some examples are: American Shetland, Dales, Bosnian and Dartmoor.

HORSE RACES (353)

Abaco Barb
Abtenauer
Abyssinians
Aegidienberger
Akhal-Teke
Albanian horse
Altai horse
Real Barbell
American albino
American Cream Draft
American Indian horse
American Paint Horse
American Quarter Horse
American Saddlebred
American Warmblood
Andalusian horse
Andravida horse
Anglo-Arabic
Anglo-Arab-Sardinian
Anglo-Kabarda
Appaloosa
AraAppaloosa
Arabian horse
Horse of the Ardennes
Arenberg-Nordkirchen
Argentine Creole
Asturcón
Augeron
Asian wild horse
Assateague horse
Australian Brumby
Australian Draft Horse
Australian Stock Horse
Austrian Warmblood
Auvergne horse
Auxois
Azerbaijan horse
Aztec horse
Horse Fuck
Bale
Balearic horse
Cavall Balikun
Baluchi horse
Banker horse
Horse Barb
Bardigiano
Bashkir Curly
Basque mountain horse
Bavarian Warmblood
Belgian horse
Belgian Warmblood (includes half Belgian blood)
Horse Bhutia
Black Forest Horse
Horse blazer
Boerperd
Borana
Bosnian mountain horse
Cavall Boulonnais
Brabant
Brandenburger
Brazilian sport horse (Brasileiro de Hipismo)
Breton horse
Brumby
Budyonny Horse or Budenny
Horse Burguete
Burmese horse
Belarusian harness horse
Calabrian horse
Camargue horse
Camarillo White Horse
Campeiro
Weather in Campolina
Canadian horse
Canadian Pacer
Carolina Marsh Tacky
Carthusian horse
Caspian horse
Spanish horse
Castillonnais
Horse Catria
Roman horse of the Lazio Maremma
Cerbat Mustang
Chickasaw horse
Chilean horse also known like Chilean Corralero
Horse choctaw
Cleveland Bay
Clydesdale horse
Cob
Spanish colonial horse
Colorado Ranger
Cold-blooded trot
Comtois horse
Horse heart
Costa Rican saddle horse
Cretan horse
Creole horse
Coldblood Croatian
Cuban Creole
Horse from Cumberland Island
Curly horse
Czech Warmblood
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Daliboz
Danish Warmblood
Horse of the Danube Delta
Dole Gudbrandsdal
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From where
Horse Dongola
Draft trot
Dutch harness horse
Dutch heavy draft
Dutch Warmblood
Dzungari horse
Eastern Bulgarian
East Frisian horse
Estonian draft
Estonian horse
Falabella
Faroese or Faroese horse
Finnhorse
River
Fjord horse also called Norwegian fjord horse
Florida Cracker Horse
Foutanké or Fouta
Horse of Frederiksborg
Freiberger
French trot
Frisian cross (includes Frisian sport horses)
Frisian horse
Friesian Sporthorse (a type of Frisian cross)
Furious North Star
Galician or Galician
Gallego Pony (Purebred Galician horse)
Gelderland horse
Great Horse of Georgia
German Warmblood or ZfDP
Giara Horse
Gidran
Horse Groningen
Gypsy horse
Hackney Horse
Haflinger
Hannover horse
Heck horse
Heyhe horse
Cavall Henson
Here’s a horse
Hirzai
Spanish-Breton
Hispano-Arabic also known as Hispanic or Anglo-Arabic Spanish
Horse Holsteiner
Horro
Hungarian Warmblood
Icelandic horse
Iomud
Irish draft
Irish Sport Horse sometimes called Irish Hunter
Italian heavy draft
Italian trotter
Jaca Navarra
Horse Jeju
Horse of Jutland
Cavall Kabarda
Coffee
Kaimanawa Horses
Kalmyk’s horse
Karabair
Karabakh horse also known as Azer At
Karossier see Ostfriesen and Alt-Oldenburger
Horse Karachai
Kathiawari
Kazakh horse
Kentucky Mountain riding horse
Kiger Mustang
Cavall Kinsky
Kyrgyz horse
Kisber Felver
Horse Kiss
Kladruber
Knabstrupper
Conical
Conduct
Kustanair
LR[edit]
Latvian horse
Lipizzan or Lipizzaner
Lithuanian heavy draft
Lokai
Losall horse
Lusitano
Lyngshest
M’Bayar
M’Par
Malopolski
Majorcan
Mangalarga
Mangalarga Marchador
Maremma
Marismeño horse
Marsh Tacky
Cavall Marwari
Mecklenburger
Cavall Međimurje
Menorcan
Horse of Mérens
Cavall Messara
Mezőhegyesi sports horse (sportló)
Mezőhegyes felver
Metis Trotter
Miniature horse
Cavall Misaki
Missouri Fox Trotter
Monchina
Mongolian horse
Mongolian wild horse
Monterufolino
Morab
Horse Morgan
Mountain Pleasure Horse
Horse Moyle
Muraközi
Murgese
Horse Mustang
Namib desert horse
Horse Nangchen
Horse of the National Show
Horse Nose Perce
Nivernais Horse
Cavall Nokota
Noma
Horse Nonius
Nooitgedachter
Nordlandshest / Lyngshest
Horse Noriker
Norman Cob
Norsk Kaldblodstraver (Norwegian cold-blooded trotter)
One foot American horse
Horse from Northern Sweden
Norwegian fjord
Novokirghiz
Oberlander horse
Ogaden
Horse Oldenburg
Trotter Orlov
Ostfriesen and Alt-Oldenburger
Painting
Pampas horse
Final Step
Horse Pentro
Percheron
Persian horse
Peruvian step
Pintabian
Pleven’s horse
Poitevin horse also called Mulassier
Horse Posavac
Pottok
Pryor Mountain Mustang
Przewalski’s horse
Pure Spanish Race or PRE
Oriental thoroughbred
Qatgani
Quarab
Quarter Horse
Zipper horse
Twisted horse
German reborn Coldblood also known as Rhineland Heavy Draft
Rhinelander horse
Cavall Riwoche
Rocky Mountain Horse
Roman Sporthorse
Rottaler
Don rus
Russian heavy draft
Russian trotter
SZ[edit]
The saddle
Horse of Salerno
Samolaco horse
Horse of San Fratello
Horse from the island of Santa Cruz
Sarcidà horse
Anglo-Arab Sardinian
Schleswig Coldblood
Schwarzwälder Kaltblut
Selale
Italian saddle
French saddle
Senner
Arab Shagya
Shan Horse or Shan Myinn
Horse County
Indigenous Sicilian
Silesian horse
Sorraia
Sokolsky’s horse
Coldblood South German also known as Süddeutsches Kaltblut
Soviet heavy draft
Spanish barb see horse Barb
Spanish horse Jennet
Spanish Mustang
Spanish-Norman horse
Spanish tarpan
Spiti Horse
Stained saddle horse
Standard breed horse
Suffolk Punch
Svensk Kallblodstravare (Swedish cold-blooded trot)
Ardennes of Sweden
Swedish Warmblood
Swiss Warmblood
Horse Taishū
Takhi
Tawleed
Chernomor
Tennessee Walking Horse
Tersk horse
Of pure blood
Horse Tinker
Tiger Horse
Tolfetano
Bulls
Trait Du Nord
Trakehner
Tsushima
Tuigpaard
Horse of Ukraine
Unmol Horse
Uzunyayla
Cavasso Ventasso (Cavallo Del Ventasso)
Virginia highlander
Vlaamperd
Vladimir Heavy Draft
Vyatka
Horse Waler
Waler
Walkaloosa
Hot blood
individual hot-blooded race articles
Warlander
Welsh Cob (section D)
Westphalian horse
Wielkopolski
Württemberger or Württemberg
Shilling horse
Cavall Yakutian
Horse Yili
Horse Yonaguni
Zaniskari
Zweibrücker
Žemaitukas
Zhemaichu

PONY RACES (100)

American Shetland
American Walking Pony
Pony Anadolu
Pony Ariegeois
Assateague Pony
It puts Asturian
Australian pony
Australian horse pony
Bali Pony
Bashkir Pony
Poni Basc
Basuto poni
Pony Batak
Pony Bhutia
Poni bosnià
British Riding Pony
British Spotted Pony
A Burmese pony
Pony of the Carpathians
Canadian rustic pony
Poni del Caspi
Chincoteague Pony
Chinese guoxia
Pony from the coffin bay
Poni Connemara
Little Czechoslovakian horse
Dales Pony
Danish Sport Pony
Poni Dartmoor
Deli pony
Deutsches Reitpony
Dülmen Pony
Pony Eriskay
Esperia Pony
Exmoor pony
Falabella
Poni Feroe
Fell Pony
Pony flowers
French Saddle Pony
Poni gallec
Garrano
Gayoe
German riding pony
or Weser-Ems Pony
German classic pony
Pony from Gotland
Pony from Guizhou
Guangxi
Pony Gǔo-xia
Hackney pony
Highland Pony
Poni Hokkaido
Hucul Pony
Pony hunter
Icelandic pony
Raised in the Indian country
Java Pony
Kerry bog pony
Landais Pony
Pony Lijiang
Lundy Pony
Manipuri Pony
Merens Pony
Miniature horse
Miyako Pony
Narym Pony
New Forest Pony
Newfoundland pony
Noma pony
Northlands Pony
Ob pony also called Priob pony
Peneia Pony
Petiso Argentino
Pindos Pony
Pony Mousseye
Pony of the Americas
Pony quarter
Riding Pony
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Sable Island Pony
Sandalwood pony
Poni sard
Shetland ponies
Skogsruss
Skyros Pony
Spiti Pony
Sumba and Sumbawa Pony
Put Tibetan
Timor Pony
Poni Tokara
Virginia highlander
Cavall Vyatka
Welara
Welsh pony
Ponies from western Sudan
Yakut Pony
Yonaguni
Zaniskari
Žemaitukas
Zhumd

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