Horse breeds, differences and characteristics that help you get to know your horse

Anyone approaching the world of horse breeding for the first time needs to inform themselves as much as possible. The more information you can get about your next horse, the better you will be able to take care of him and treat him properly.

Today, let’s find out together which are the main horse breeds, which characteristics allow individual horses to be distinguished from each other, and which are the most effective methods to ensure breeding growth. We will guide you in the discovery of your ideal horse, so that you can narrow down the field and get closer to the right breed for your needs.

The best-known horse breeds

Below, we have provided a list of the four best-known horse breeds, those that usually crowd the herds of big investors. Any one of these breeds could prove to be a winner for your future breeding, allowing you to increase your financial return.

Keep in mind that there is a distinct difference between stallions and c mares, which is certainly not to be underestimated. Mares tend to be more docile, whereas stallions need much more attention (especially in the initial training phase).

The advice is to buy different percentages of specimens. Five mares and one stallion are perfect to start with, so that each of the horses on the farm can be managed in the right way.

  • Arabic
  • Andalusian
  • Friesian
  • Hannover

Choosing the right breed for your breeding

The first thing to do when selecting between different horse breeds is to find out about the horse’s attitude and behaviour. The Arabian horse is one of the oldest and most common, found on most farms. Its skin is thin and strongly elastic, covered with a coat of short, shiny hair. Its hooves are strong and small, easily able to withstand even long walks. The typical attitude of this horse is calm and relaxed, a friendly and easy-going breed.

The Andalusian horse is one of the most harmonious horses, endowed with a slender and elegant body. It is recognised for being particularly intelligent and for its jumping abilities. A similar elegance is often associated with the Friesian horse, characterised by its short stature. Of all horse breeds, the Friesian is probably the most docile, with a temperament that is perfect for breeding.

Finally, the Hanoverian horse – of German origin – which is related to the list just presented thanks to its calm and balanced character. Its robust body is able to carry heavy weights, easily cope with long distances and even very high jumps. This breed is particularly suited to those seeking excellence, a true show horse.

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Tips for your breeding

Before you buy your horse, make sure that you bring the full pedigree with you so that you can avoid errors in judgement. If you focus on prized horse breeds, it is a good idea to check the document carefully. Similarly, remember to equip your mares with an effective foaling alarm device that can tell you the exact time of foaling.

Our C6 EVO is specially designed to assist horses just before foaling, sending an instant message the moment the first labour pains begin to show. Don’t underestimate the use of such a tool, which can ensure your horse’s maximum health and breeding success.

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