Horse & Donkey Breeds

Horse & Donkey Breeds
Horse Breeds
Horse & Donkey Breeds

Equines 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

Belgian

Belgian

Clydesdale

Clydesdale

Percheron

Percheron

Shire

Shire

Suffolk Punch

Suffolk Punch

Light Breeds

Appaloosa

Appaloosa

Arabian

Arabian

Cleveland Bay

Cleveland Bay

Friesian

Friesian

Hanoverian

Hanoverian

Icelandic Horse

Icelandic Horse

Miniature Horse

Miniature Horse

Morgan

Morgan

Mustang

Mustang

Paint

Paint

Quarter Horse

Quarter Horse

Standardbred

Standardbred

Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred

Pony Breeds

Chincoteague

Chincoteague

Connemara

Connemara

Shetland

Shetland

Welsh Pony

Welsh Pony

Donkey Breeds

Miniature Donkey

Miniature Donkey

Mule

Mule

Poitou

Poitou