13 Beautiful Horse Breeds You Didn’t Know Existed Before Today

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We’re all familiar with the majesty of draft horses and the wildness of stallions, but what about those under-the-radar horse breeds? There are so many beautiful creatures that roam countrysides that you don’t know about. Even if you didn’t want a pony as a child, these ridiculously gorgeous horses are going to make you want one…like, right now.

1. Appaloosa

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2. Friesian stallion

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You thought these were just in fairy tales? You were (thankfully) wrong.

3. Akhal-Teke

Yes, that is a GOLD HORSE. In 2013, it was voted the most beautiful horse in the world.

4. Falabella

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They may be mini, but there’s nothing small about how beautiful these little guys are.

5. Pinto

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6. Norwegian fjord horse

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7. Irish cob

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They also go by gypsy horse, gypsy cob, gypsy vanner, or tinker horse.

8. Lipizzan

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Made famous for their beautifully styled “dances,” these horses draw thousands to their shows around the world every year.

9. Andalusian horse

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They’ve also been called the Pure Spanish Horse (Pura Raza Española in Spanish).

10. Clydesdale

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Most often seen sporting a beer cart behind them, these huge horses are certifiably beautiful.

11. Icelandic horse

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The scruffy look definitely works for these guys.

12. Hanoverian

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13. Haflinger

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If I had hair like this, I’d flaunt it, too.

How beautiful are they? I rode horses as a little girl, but these creatures really renewed my love of them!

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