Girls Horse Club Blog

Dream Horse Challenge

Published by • Aug 16th, 2008 • Category: International Horse, Junior Blogger Archives

by Jeanna Briggs, age 13

For the past two months, I have been searching for another ‘Dream Horse‘ to write about. Unfortunately I have seen so many breeds, I am completely lost as to which is the one to write about. So for the next week, I will be hosting a competition for EVERYONE on GHC to nominate a breed of horse. The rules are:

  1. You may only nominate ONE breed.
  2. It has to be a breed that really exists.
  3. While you should nominate a breed that is lesser known, please do not pick one that is extinct.
  4. If you want your breed to be picked, do not nominate one that is very popular (ex. Quarter Horse, Arabian, etc.)
  5. Do not pick a breed that has been written about recently. We want people to hear about different horses, not the same ones!

Have fun with this girls! I love searching out breeds every month, and I hope you do too!

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  1. This sounds like fun, Jeanna Briggs! I can’t wait to start the competition. Are mustangs pretty much extinct? I would like to nominate them, but need to know if it follows the rules.


  2. mustangs aren’t extinct, and thanks!

  3. I’d love to help you pick a breed. What about the British Spotted Pony? I had never heard of them before and they sound very interesting.

  4. British Spotted Pony? That’s a new one! I’ll look into it!

  5. Orlov-Rostopchin horse, from Russia! I don’t know much about it, seeing as I just found out about it myself. I’m not sure how rare it is but I’m pretty sure it’s not extinct. Sorry if it it. I’ll have to find out more.

  6. Thanks, horsewhispers!

  7. Since the mustangs are well-known in a way, I am going to look up another horse that is not very known.

    Thanks Jeanna,

  8. The Kabardin horse is a horse that goes way back in the 16th century. Not extinct, but known mostly in Russia. Good for rough mountain terrain, and is known for great strength.


  9. How about a Java pony? (I think that’s how it’s spelt…) I’ve only seen them in my book about horse/pony breeds.

  10. I nominate the fredriksborg.
    I never see stories about them- and they are so elegant!

  11. How about the Tersky? It comes from thoroughbred blood lines. Or (one) of my favorites…. The Falabella!

  12. I nominate the Brumby or the Barb. The Brumby is a wild pony found in Austrailia, and the Barb is a desert horse found in North Africa and originated near the 8th century. Both of them have really great history and depth. I might end up writing a blog about them if they aren’t written about! Ha. Good luck trying to choose between all of those horses that have been nominated.

  13. I nominate the Marwari because i hadn’t heard of it until my Grandmother bought me a breed book of breeds from around the world. They can be traced back to the 12th century and are mostly found in India. Fourtunatly, they were saved from extition but oly barely.

    Thanks for such a cool contest!

  14. how about lusitano?

  15. I submit The Andalusian. It is one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world today. It is also known as the Purebred Spanish Horse or PRE (Pura Raza Española; in English, Pure Spanish-bred). It is one of the two sub-breeds of the Iberian horses, and extremely similar to the closely related Lusitano breed.

    Andalusians have been used for all manner of riding horses, and were the preferred mount of kings over many centuries. They excel in high school dressage and are used in cattle work and bullfighting in their native Spain. They are highly intelligent and learn very quickly.

    Partbred Andalusians are popular as sport horses in many countries. They also excel at classical dressage and are used for show jumping and other equestrian activities. I haven’t heard a lot about them. Hoped I helped!


  16. I think the marwari is a wonderful, mysterious horse. There ears curve up to the top where they touch. They have all different colors except appaloosa. It is from India. They are brave, fearless, proud, beautiful warriors and guardians of the ones that they love. Please consider this, hope i helped! P.S. Please check out Unicorns of The Mountains, and Horse in the Mist, by me, Lunaricorn…

  17. i think Kiger Mustangs are cool horses because some. Spanish bloodlines are from the mustangs today

  18. For me the perfect horse is the lusitano and the spanish horse. But Lusitano its a lot better =P!

  19. Thanks Guys! I will definitely look into these breeds! look for “Dream Horse” near the middle of September!