Top 5 Most Beautiful Horses In The World

There are more horse breeds than you can imagine, and each one more enchanting than the other. And with that, here’s a list of the top 5 most beautiful horses in the world.

1. Friesian

This stunning breed originated in Friesland in the Netherlands. Don’t let their size fool you; this breed is surprisingly elegant and graceful. The Friesian has an expressive face, high-set neck, powerful legs, and a curly mane that stands out among other horse breeds; their color is always black. Despite their popularity in the Middle Ages, this breed has almost disappeared on more than one occasion. But in recent decades, Friesians have been growing in popularity again.

2. Gypsy Vanner

Also known as the “Irish Cob,” the Gypsy horse is native to the British Isles, although it is particularly associated with the Roma gypsy traveling people of Britain and Ireland. The travelers bred this horse for over half a century with the vision of creating the perfect horse to pull the Gypsy caravan. It wasn’t considered a breed until 1996. This breed is highly prized for its feathering or the long hair that starts below the knee and flows over the hooves. The Gypsy Vanner comes in solid, tobiano, and splash colors. The Gypsy Horse was used to pull the vardoes, or wagons, in which they lived and traveled.

3. Andalusian

The Andalusian horse is a breed that commands so much attention. Recognizable thanks to its long, flowing mane and tail and animated, beautiful movement. This breed is versatile; you can find it out on the trails, competing in pleasure classes, or being driven. This breed was also used as a diplomacy tool by the Spanish government, and kings across Europe rode Andalusian horses. While they have been known throughout history for being warhorses, they are also known for their intelligence, sensitivity, and docility.

4. Akhal-Teke

The Akhal-Teke breed is the national emblem of Turkmenistan. They are known for their speed, endurance, intelligence, and distinctive metallic sheen of their coat. Their shiny coat has earned them the nickname of “Golden Horses.” Besides being beautiful, they are very hardy and adapted particularly to survive in severe climate conditions. They are thought to be one of the oldest existing horse breeds in the world.

5. Haflinger

The Haflinger breed is also known as the Avelignese. This breed was developed in the late 19th century in Austria and Northern Italy. Haflingers are generally compact and chestnut in color. They have a distinctive gait described as being both energetic and smooth, and they are well-muscled yet elegant horses. These small horses are athletic and possess multiple talents; they excel in dressage, jumping, trail riding, driving, etcetera. Haflingers were raised in mountain terrain and are known for their hardiness.


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