So today I had a lesson for the first time since the summer and let me tell you…
IT WAS SO FUN. I’M SO HAPPY.
It wasn’t on Lexi, but on this sweet boy named Henry
(this is Henry…he doesn’t like posing for the camera.)
Anyway, we had a dressage lesson and once I got him to come through his back he was so good! He was such a fun ride and such a good boy. But I’m going to be so sore…I’m so out of shape it’s not even funny. Hopefully, I get to go back for a lesson again soon!
∟Horse Breeds A-Z: American Bashkir
“American Bashkir horses are the only breed found to be hypoallergenic, those allergic to horse dander do not have a reaction to these animals. The origin of this breed is shrouded in mystery, which has caused debate as to whether or not “Bashkir” should be part of the official name of the breed. The existence of an horse with the curly gene is a mystery on North America. Their roots are obviously of the Bashkir horse from the steppes of the Ural mountains, however they were discovered in America early in the 19th century.” -Equinest
∟Horse Breeds A-Z: Adaev Horse
“The Adaev comes from the Caspian Depression & is found within the Kazakh breed which dates all the way back to the 5th century B.C. A riding type horse bred for a range of uses, a pure Adaev is very rare today. In the 1980′s the breed was revived due to increased interest in preserving the bloodlines.” - The Equinest
∟Horse Breeds A-Z: Abyssinian Horse
“Also known as the Abyssinian & Gala, the Oromo Horse bloodlines have been diluted with a wide variety of different breeds. One of the oldest recorded breeds, the Oromo bloodlines come from Ethiopia & later spread along the coast of the Red Sea. They were first imported into England in 1861, where they quickly became prized for several of their unique characteristics.” - The Equinest
∟Horse Breeds A-Z: Abtenauer
“These animals come from & are named for the isolated valley of Abtenau, Austria. It is believed that they may have originally come from Greek mounts that were left in the region when no longer needed. Smaller in stature for a draft breed, the Abtenauer is beautifully built with excellent balance & a consistently sweet disposition. The Abtenauer is the smallest variation of the Noriker horse & like many of the European draft animals, their population numbers are very low.” - The Equinest
∟Horse Breeds A-Z: Abstang
“Taking an unrefined wild Mustang and mixing its blood with the Arabian was an interesting idea that Michele Brown of Utah did in the early 1990s. The result, called the Abstang, is a highly spirited animal willing to do whatever you ask of him, as long as he trusts you.Brown and a number of other people have been crossing adopted wild Mustangs and Arabians for several years, and Brown founded the International Abstang Registry and Association in 1993 in an effort to gain acknowledgement for the new breed.” -Equine Kingdom
∟ Horse Breeds A-Z: Abaco Barb
“The rare Abaco Barb, which is in great danger of extinction, is believed to have descended from Spanish horses that were in route aboard ships with early explorers to the New World. Many of these ships never reached their destination, and instead were shipwrecked or pirated in the Caribbean. It’s believed that some of the Spanish horses survived the ordeals and made it safely to the island of Great Abaco, where they have remained for centuries.” -Young Rider
There are only 8 left today.
Can I just say I love this breed. I’ve never had the pleasure of owning one but they are so versatile and every single one I know has the sweetest personality. The first time I went foxhunting was on a 4 year old QH and we went in first field, she was an absolute angel. QHs are amazing<3.