Horses – Colours, Types, they come in all sizes, colours and shapes.

Horses like people, can be found all over the world. Interestingly they also come in all sizes, shapes, colours, breeds, abilities, natures, etc; much like us.  Here are photos of all sorts of horses.

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Chestnut (colour in Australia) riding pony.

 

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Frisian – Always black with flowing manes & tails and “feathered” feet.

 

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Dressage Horse. Possibly Thoroughbred. Colour-Grey.

 

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Brown Thoroughbred.

 

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Grey Arab

 

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Gypsy wagon horse. Black & white with feathered feet.

 

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Racing Thoroughbreds. Variety of colours.

 

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Working horse/stock horse. Variety of breeds and colours.

 

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Eventing pony. Jumping.This one is bay.

 

 

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Polo pony. Fast, nimble and strong. Variety of colours.

 

 

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Arabs. One grey, one chestnut. Come in all colours.

 

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Barrell racing pony. This one is chestnut. Mixed breeds.

 

 

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The Queens Guard. She breeds them. Mostly warmbloods. Bred to be black.

 

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A beautiful Clydesdale or possibly a Shire horse. Feathered feet. Thick manes and tails, various colours.

 

 

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Pony. This one is Creamy or pale palomino.

 

 

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Paint horse. Named because it looks like they have been painted in water colour. Mostly come in black and white or red (chestnut) and white. Patterns vary greatly.

 

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Looks like a quarter horse. Used for western riding. This one is buckskin in colour.

 

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Buckskin horse.

 

 

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Pony showing a drop noseband bridle and martingale.

 

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Palomino in western saddle.

 

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Lovely markings and colours. Don’t know what this guy is.

 

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Indians in the olden days liked the coloured horses best. This one is skewbald. (black and white, but not a paint horse).

 

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Tennessee Walking Horse. This one is palomino.

 

 

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Beautiful Arab. Not his “dished” face, very pointed ears and slightly protruding eyes, all characteristics of this lovely breed. Come in all colours. This guy looks to be black with a white star and snip.(white bit on his nose.)

 

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Show horse, eventing, dressage. Thoroughbred of some kind. This one looks to be black.

 

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Possible a Gypsy Wagon Horse. Skewbald in colour.

 

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Lovely skewbald. Mixed breeds, bred specifically for their distinctive black and white colouring.

 

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This guy is beautiful. I don’t know his breed. I’d call him golden palomino in colour, but I could be wrong.

 

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Looks like and event horse. (Does a multiple of tasks such as dressage, cross country jumping and show jumping). Mixed breeds. This is a grey in colour. Greys are often born dark (black) and go lighter with each passing year until they are white.

 

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Lovely colouring. Don’t know the breed, but has shire in it by the long hair.

 

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Lovely chestnut with western saddle.

 

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VERY handsome paint horse. Chestnut and white.

 

 

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Very handsome paint horse, black and white. See the difference between paint and skewbald? The paint looks like he has been painted in water colour, where the skewbald has more definite lines and markings.

 

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Western riding competition. Possibly quarter horses. One buckskin one chestnut.

 

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Pack horse. Used to carry all sorts of things.This one is possible a blue roan in colour. This is because his coat is dark with lots of white flecked through it. Roans come in assorted colours. Blue like this guy (blackish really), red roans, that’s chestnuts with white flecks. Other colours as well.

 

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Nice western tack on this horse. I think he is a cremelo or a palino. He has pink skin where horses usually have dark skin. Also his coat “glows” in the moonlight, if he is a palino. A cremelo doesn’t glow, he’s just white with pink skin. They often have blue eyes, most horses have brown eyes.

 

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Three horses dressed up for jousting.

 

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Grey Arab pony dressed up.

 

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Kids riding an assortment of ponies, various colours and mixed breeding.

 

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My son Ben (some years ago) on our friends Welsh Mountain Pony called Blu. She is grey in colour. Yes I know she looks white but she was steel gray when she was young and was born black. Typical of grey horses, all breeds. Sadly dear Blu has passed away now. I cherish this photo of these 2 they were great mates.

 

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Retired racehorse named “Apache Cat”. Thoroughbred. Chestnut with large blaze. (The white hair on his face)

 

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Oh wait!!! How did this get in here?? This is me at age 16 riding before the stewards to obtain my jockey’s license. The horse is a thoroughbred named “Citizen” who was a chestnut with white points. And I did get my license.

 

Hope you enjoyed this little cross section of horse types, colours, careers, etc.  Horse are truly amazing animals. They have such lovely spirits.