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Mangalarga Marchador Horse Breed Profile

Mangalarga Marchador

The Mangalarga Marchador is the national horse of Brazil and its genealogy is rich with horses from the Iberian Peninsula. Sublime, the foundation stallion of the Marchador, was a product of horses brought to Brazil by the Portuguese royal family in the early 1800s.

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Marsh Tacky Horse Breed Profile

Marsh Tacky

In the boggy lowlands of South Carolina, one equine reigns supreme among the avid trail rider: the Carolina Marsh Tacky.

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Marwari Horse Breed Profile

Marwari

The most amazing feature about the Indian horse called the Marwari (mar-wah-ree) is its curved ears. They often touch or cross in the middle, giving an appearance of a spectacular headdress.

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Miniature Horse  Breed Profile

Miniature Horse

The Miniature Horse traces its history back to the 17th century in Europe, when oddities and unusual animals were talking points among nobility. Less refined Minis were employed as “pit ponies” working and living inside mines. Minis were imported to America in the 1930s to work in the coal mines.

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Missouri Fox Trotter Horse Breed Profile

Missouri Fox Trotter

The Missouri Fox Trotter is a product of its native Ozark Mountains in Missouri. The breed’s decedents, mainly of Morgan, Thoroughbred and Arabian blood, arrived in the Ozarks when pioneers settled the area in 1821.

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Morab Horse Breed Profile

Morab

Though only established as a breed in the late 20th century, the crossing of Morgan and Arabian bloodlines has been popular since the 1800s. The resulting horses were champion show and trotting horses.

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Morgan Horse Breed Profile

Morgan

Not many horse lovers have escaped childhood without reading Marguerite Henry’s non-fiction book about Figure, the very first Morgan, owned by school teacher Justin Morgan in West Springfield, Mass., in 1789. This gentle little stallion was given to the school teacher for payment of a debt.

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Mountain Pleasure Horse  Breed Profile

Mountain Pleasure Horse

More than 160 years ago, settlers in the region of present-day eastern Kentucky used the gaited horses thriving in the area to work among the steep hills and in the fields.

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Mule Horse Breed Profile

Mule

The mule is a human invention developed to create a strong, placid animal suitable for packing, riding and driving. Breeding a female horse to a male donkey creates a mule, and breeding male horse to a female donkey creates a hinny (less common); both are usually sterile.

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Mustang Horse Breed Profile

Mustang

Mustang is a derivative of the Spanish word mesteña, which means wild or stray. Horses roamed America 10,000 years ago but vanished from the landscape until the Spanish conquistadors arrived in the 16th century with their horses of Barb decent.

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