Arabians – With records of its life dating back to over 4,000 years, the Arabian breed is one of the oldest horse races there are. The early horses of this breed, originating on the Arabian Peninsula, were used mainly for war purposes. They were used for both long-distance treks to faraway lands in harsh desert conditions and swift enemy base invasions. This breed spread by trade across the globe.
Standard Breeds – During the 18th century, the Standardbred breed was initially developed in North America, where trotting races originally started. Still today, these species are best known for their use in harness racing. These include Hackneys, Morgans, Thoroughbreds, Pacers of Canada, and Trotters of Norfolk.
American Quarter Horses – This breed is used for several equestrian events. This category of horses may be exhibition horses, racing horses, ranch horses, and rodeo competitors. Also, they’re widespread as family horses, particularly in the United States. The American Quarter Horse is, in reality, the most common of all horse breeds in the country.