Take a look at four of the most spectacular horse breeds in the world.
This breed is able to race mid-length distances. The Thoroughbred is a combination of Barb, Arabian and Turkoman bloodlines. It’s one of the most popular breeds worldwide, especially for racing.
Their overall build is what gives thoroughbreds impressive speed. They are athletic, tall and slim with incredibly powerful legs and hindquarters. Their fierce and hot-tempered nature is what makes them perfect for racing, but is also the main reason why they must go through regular health checks.
The Appaloosa’s gorgeous, unique and colorful coat is why many people know the breed. But it is also one of the fastest in the world. It has been through a huge preservation effort. Other bloodlines are now let into the breed to keep improving it. To a large extent, the speed of the Appaloosa is due to the gait, which is consistent, strong and has the perfect length.
The Quarter Horse is the ultimate sprinting breed in the world. The name was chosen to reflect the fact that the horse is incredibly fast even over the quarter-mile distance. Some reach 55 miles per hour. This is the most popular breed, with over 3 million registered horses. Their robust build and compact size are the features that allow them to excel at racing. They are also able to perform fast maneuvers impeccably.
The Andalusian is also known as the Pure Spanish Horse. These horses are incredibly strong and intelligent. Besides amazing speed, this breed also has a lot of resistance and agility. That is why you can find them in both racing and obstacle events. The main reasons for the speed are the defined withers and an impressive chest. The agility comes from the long neck that allows for extended and elevated movements.
Other amazingly fast breeds include the Standardbred, the Akhal-Teke and the Black Forest.