10 Popular Types of Horses in the USA

The horse is an icon of American culture, made popular by Westerns. Here are 10 popular horse breed in USA.

 1. Friesian Horse


friesian horse


Originating from Netherlands, this horse breed is light, agile, as well as graceful. Modern Friesians are not pure breeds. This breed was used in war throughout the ages.

2. Clydesdale Horse

Clydesdale Horses

Originating from Scotland this breed of horse has distinct white spots on their chest, feet, and nose. In recent times, Clydesdale horses have became popular after it appeared in a Budweiser commercial.

3. Mustang Horse

mustang horses

Originated in America, the Mustang is a type of horse breed is found in the western part of the United States. They are the descendants of a Spanish breed that has developed their own charm.

4. Palomino Horse

palomino horses

The Palomino horse is a breed of horse with a beautiful chestnut body color. These magnificent horses are often seen in movies and TV shows.

5. Appaloosa Horse

Appaloosa Horses

Originating from North America, with a diverse background of genes, the Appaloosa has a signature leopard pattern, white sclera, and molting skin around their eyes. The versatility and docile nature of this horse breed makes them a popular type of horse for equestrian activities.

6. Andalusian Horse

Andalusian Horses

Originated in Iberian Peninsula, this type of horse had Spanish predecessors that were used as gift for the bureaucrats. Their strong built and speed made them a sought-after war horse during the Middle Ages.

7. Thoroughbred Horse

Thoroughbred Horses

Originating in England, in the 18th and 19th centuries, this is a breed which you see at race courses. Like their Arabian ancestors, they are used as race horse, for barrel racing, jumping, and fox hunting.

8. Arabian Horse

Arabian Horses

Originating in the Middle East, this type of horse has a distinctive head and body shape, and a proud tail carriage. Arabian horses have endurance and spirit.

9. Quarter Horse

quarter horses

Originating in the USA, this breed is one of the most popular types of horses in America. The American Quarter Horse Association is the world’s largest breed registry. These horses are often spotted in western events, like roping, cutting, and barrel racing. They also are excellent race horses.

10. Tennessee Walker Horse

Tennessee Walker Horses

Originated in the northern part of the USA, the Tennessee Walker is another popular horse breed. In the 18th and 19th centuries, this type of horse was used for agriculture.


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