Storey's Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America

Storey's Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America

Judith Dutson

Language: English

Pages: 416

ISBN: 1580176127

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


From the Pryor Mountain Mustang to the Tennessee Walking Horse, North America is home to an amazing variety of horses. In this lavish, photograph-filled guide, Judith Dutson provides 96 in-depth profiles that include each breed’s history, special uses, conformation standards, and more. You’ll learn about homegrown favorites like the Morgan, Appaloosa, and Quarter Horse, as well as exotic imports like the Mangalarga Marchador and the Selle Français. Take a continental horse tour without ever leaving your home.  

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States. 1960 Sable Island Horses receive protection from Canada. 1964 American Quarter Pony Association is founded; Moyles finish second, third, and fourth in Tevis Cup. 1965 American Paint Horse Association is founded; Ancient Caspian breed rediscovered in Iran by Louise Firouz. 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Act gives the BLM management of all free-ranging horses on government land: Racking Horse Breeders Association of America is founded; 20 feral horses captured in the remote Cerbat Mountains.

(NAPHA) Santa Rosa, California 707-544-5807 www.napha.net PRYOR MOUNTAIN MUSTANG Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center Formerly the Pryor Mountain Mustang Breeders Association Lovell, Wyoming 307-548-9453 www.pryormustangs.org RACKING HORSE Racking Horse Breeders’ Association of America (RHBAA) Decatur, Alabama 256-353-7225 www.rackinghorse.com ROCKY MOUNTAIN HORSE Rocky Mountain Horse Association (RMHA) Lexington, Kentucky 859-243-0260 www.rmhorse.com SABLE ISLAND Sable Island Green Horse.

Breeding herds. Most Indian tribes were not goal-oriented horse breeders the way we think of breeders today; they kept the ones they liked and traded the ones they didn’t like. Because they kept herds of mares and stallions together, over time they ended up almost inadvertently selecting and breeding for type and color. Paint-colored horses were more easily camouflaged than other colors, yet another reason for their appeal to Indians living on the plains. They reportedly rode horses that blended.

Prevailing scientific opinion holds that there may be no Przewalskis that are absolutely free of the genetic influence of domestic horses. Time and advances in DNA techniques may someday prove this point one way or the other. Deciphering DNA In 1988, Ollie Rhyder, of the San Diego Zoo, used mitochondrial DNA to estimate when Przewalskis diverged from other ancestors of domestic horses. Mitochondrial DNA is genetic material found outside of the chromosomes in a part of the cell called the.

Comfortable horses and willing workers. Exceptionally quick and agile, they make fine trail and endurance horses and they excel at activities where agility is important. With their strong herding abilities, Crackers shine at ranch work and in sports such as working cow horse, team roping, and team penning. Conformation Like their ancestors, Crackers range from about 13.2 to 15 hands and weigh between 750 and 1,000 pounds. The head has a straight or slightly convex profile, with a short,.

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