Horse & Donkey Breeds

Horse & Donkey Breeds

Horse & Donkey BreedsEquines of all types have long served mankind in many ways. They have pulled plows, packed heavy loads, and transported riders from place to place.

Horses and donkeys still have places on many farms, whether small or large. While quite a few country families keep a horse or pony simply for recreation, others expect their animals to work. Plowing, logging, tending cattle, and providing enjoyment to visitors are some of the ways in which equines earn their keep today.

If you are looking for the right horse or donkey breed for your needs, take some time to read through the options listed in this guide. We have provided information on each breed’s history, uses, temperament, and health issues, as well as the pros and cons to consider before making your final decision.

 

Heavy Breeds

BelgianBelgian

 

ClydesdaleClydesdale

 

PercheronPercheron

 

ShireShire

 

Suffolk PunchSuffolk Punch

 

 

Light Breeds

AppaloosaAppaloosa

 

ArabianArabian

 

Cleveland BayCleveland Bay

 

FriesianFriesian

 

HanoverianHanoverian

 

Icelandic HorseIcelandic Horse

 

Miniature HorseMiniature Horse

 

MorganMorgan

 

MustangMustang

 

PaintPaint

 

Quarter HorseQuarter Horse

 

StandardbredStandardbred

 

ThoroughbredThoroughbred

 

 

Pony Breeds

ChincoteagueChincoteague

 

ConnemaraConnemara

 

ShetlandShetland

 

Welsh PonyWelsh Pony

 

 

Donkey Breeds

Miniature DonkeyMiniature Donkey

 

MuleMule

 

PoitouPoitou