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How Many Horse Breeds Are There?

By November 27, 2012

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Lots! There are horse breeds native to most countries in the world. New breeds are being developed continually and some breeds have gone the way of the dodo bird--sadly.

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There are some groups that catalogue how many breeds there are and how many of each breed there are in each country. Some breeds are unique to their area or country and are unheard of in North America. Here's a look at the number of horse breeds world-wide and why there are so many breeds to choose from. Read The Number of Horse Breeds to learn more about how many horse breeds there are around the world.

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December 4, 2012 at 2:26 am
(1) Tyrone Remley says:

I am not aware of mare breeding. I am just a beginner in equine world so I keep myself from reading and reading more blogs, articles and websites pertaining to this.

February 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm
(2) Chelly says:

i love horses i have raised them all my life and im 57

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