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Equine breeds of interest at ABN


Half Arabian/Anglo Arabian

Half-Arabian horses must have one registered purebred Arabian parent, and are eligible for registration in the Arabian Horse Association's studbook, regardless of the parentage of the other parent

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Shagya Arabian

The Shagya-Arabian Horse was developed in the Austro-Hungarian Empire over 200 years ago. The breed originated from the need for a horse with the endurance, intelligence and character of an Arabian but with larger size and carrying capacity required by the Imperial Hussars.

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National Show Horse

The purpose of the National Show Horse Registry is to maintain a fiscally sound organization to promote the breeding and showing of the National Show Horse

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The Pintabian is a breed of horse that must be verified as having 99% or more purebred Arabian blood, with a tobiano coat pattern.

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Lady Judith Wentworth is quoted as having written and also stated she considered the Welsh ~ Arabian "THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PONY ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH"

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Pinto and American Paint horse crosses

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is the second largest breed registry in the United States. To be eligible for the registry, a Paint's sire and dam must be registered with either the APHA, The American Quarter Horse Association, or the Jockey Club (the American Thoroughbred registry). Paint Horses must also have a minimum amount of white hair over unpigmented skin.

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American Saddlebred

The Saddlebred is a five-gaited breed. Most Saddlebreds are born with the ability to learn the slow-gait (stepping pace) and the rack--a few can do these gaits naturally.

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Dutch Harness Horse

Although the breeding goal changed through the centuries, Dutch people have always bred for high stepping horses. Correctness, soundness and kindness were also essential trademarks of the DHH.

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Most Thoroughbreds can trace their ancestry to one of two Arabians (the Godolphin Arabian or the Darley Arabian), or to a stallion of middle-Eastern blood, known as the Byerly Turk. The Thoroughbred breed as we know it today was the result of deliberate crossbreeding in an effort to produce a better racehorse.

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The ideal warmblood is powerful and balanced with good bone and elastic gaits. Sport horses of all bloodlines are accepted as long as they can qualify with the qualities and talents to progress though the levels in these traditional sports while remaining sound of mind and body.

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Miniature Horses

A forum for our 'lil ones.

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A breed of saddle horse developed in northwest North America, characteristically having a spotted rump

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