13 American Horse Breeds

You Should Know About

"America is home to different breeds of horses. Chances are high that while driving around the countryside, you will see quite a few of them."

"This horse has heavy muscles and a compact body. It can run short distances much faster than other breeds. It is especially popular in roping, barrel racing and a variety of other horse events."

Quarter Horse

"The American Quarter Horse was founded based on solid-colored horses of stock type. During that time in American history, some ranchers preferred more colorful, paint horses."

Paint Horse

"The American mustang isn't a breed in the traditional sense. Horse "breeds" are typically established by tracking pedigree and ensuring purity."

American Mustang