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The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide: The Complete Guide to the Standards of All North American Equine Breed Associations

The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide: The Complete Guide to the Standards of All North American Equine Breed Associations

This is the only guidebook collecting the official North America breed associations’ standards and conformations, making it a much-needed, handy, and comprehensive reference. Like the American Kennel Club's The Complete Dog Book (now in its 20th printing), this is the book for horse breeds. For each of 118 North American breeds--from ponies and small horses to pleasure horses, draft horses, and thoroughbred racers--the massive 200,000-word guide provides an official history, detailed conformation ideals, descriptions of gait and distinctive traits, temperament, colors, and variations. Fine color photographs complete the detailed picture each entry presents. This guide is destined to become the bible of the horse world.

Introduction

Part 1. Horses of the Range: Breeds of North America’s Wild Regions

Abaco Barb

American Indian Horse

American Quarter Horse

American Sorraia Mustang

Banker Horse

Carolina Marsh Tacky

Cerbat

Colonial Spanish

Colorado Ranger

Florida Cracker Horse

Foundation Quarter Horse

Kiger Mesteño

Lac La Croix Indian Pony

Nokota

Pryor Mountain Mustang

Spanish Barb

Spanish Mustang

Steens Mountain Kiger

Sulphur Springs Horse

Part 2. Riding Horses of Distinction: Stars of the Pleasure Breeds

Akhal-Teke

American Azteca

American Bashkir Curly

American Paint Horse

American White Horse and American Creme Horse

Appaloosa

AraAppaloosa

Arabian

Brindle

Buckskin

Half Arabian and Anglo-Arabian

Morab

Morgan

Moriesian

Palomino

Pintabian

Pinto Horse

Quarab

Part 3. Gaited Breeds: Free and Easy Movers

American Saddlebred

Galiceno

Icelandic

Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse

Mangalarga Marchador

Missouri Fox Trotting Horse

Mountain Pleasure Horse

National Show Horse

National Spotted Saddle Horse

National Walking Horse

Paso Fino

Peruvian Horse

Racking Horse

Rocky Mountain Horse

Standardbred

Tennessee Walking Horse

Tiger Horse

Virginia Highlander

Part 4. Draft Breeds: Powerhouse Horses

American Cream Draft

Belgian

Brabant

Canadian

Clydesdale

Dole Horse

Donkey

Drum Horse

Gypsy Cob

Gypsy Vanner Horse

Mule

North American Spotted Draft

Norwegian Fjord Horse

Percheron

Pinto Draft Horse

Shire

Suffolk

Part 5. Ponies and Small Horses: Small Size, Big Heart

American Miniature Horse

Caspian Horse

Chincoteague Pony

Connemara

Dales Pony

Dartmoor Pony

Exmoor Pony

Falabella Miniature Horse

Falabella Blend Miniature Horse

Fell Pony

Gotland Pony

Haflinger

Highland

New Forest Pony

Newfoundland Pony

Pony of The Americas

Shetland Pony

United Kingdom Shetland Pony

Welara Pony

Welsh Pony and Cob

Part 6. The Classics: Warmbloods and Performance Horses

Andalusian

Belgian Warmblood

Cleveland Bay

Dutch Warmblood

Friesian

Friesian Heritage Horse

Georgian Grande

Hackney Horse and Pony

Hanoverian

Holsteiner

Irish Draught

Lipizzan

Oldenburg

Pura Raza Española

Spanish-Norman

Swedish Warmblood

Thoroughbred

Trakehner

Appendix: Conformation Essentials

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