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February 4, 2014

Breeds of Horses Doing Endurance







I asked the wonderful Mike Maul for a breakdown of the various breeds of non-arabian equines involved in Limited Distance and Endurance Riding within the AERC. See chart below.  For the sake of loosely grouping some of the horses together I marked anything half/arab or arab in blue. Probably should have marked the Shagya horses. So you can see that as we knew the obvious large percentage of competitors are made up of these breed of horses.  No surprises there.  I was surprised at the number of Quarter Horses involved in the distance sports (go George!) (sorry I really like George), and Tennessee Walkers (59) out number the Appaloosa horses (47).  From there the numbers drop significantly, but still...folks are out there riding their preferred or personal choice of horse and showing it can be done!   It would be fantastic to see some examples of the various breeds and their riders in an article about how they do it, and problem solving solutions for those who might like to give distance a try on their non-arabian horse.  I didn't totally crunch the math, but it looks like loosely 768 give or take non-arabians out 4101 total horses doing the sport.  I think it would be a lot of fun to have a best high point non-arabian and a high mileage non-arabian award.  I just have to think of a way to finance making that happen.

SeasonBreedDescriptionCountOfExternalHorseID
20131/2 Arabian443
20131/2 Connemara4
20131/2 Mustang3
2013Akhal Teke11
2013Akhalteke Cross4
2013Am Gaited Endurance Horse1
2013American Indian Horse1
2013American Paint Pony1
2013American Warmblood4
2013Andalusian1
2013Andalusian/Arab6
2013Anglo Arab92
2013Appaloosa47

2013
Appaloosa Cross9
2013Appendix Quarter8
2013Arab Mule1
2013Arab Pinto1
2013Arab/Appy8
2013Arabian2550
2013Arabian Cross133
2013Bashkir Curly3
2013Blazer1
2013Budyonny1
2013Colorado Ranger2
2013Connemara2
2013Connemara Cross2
2013Curly3
2013Draft Cross1
2013Egyptian Arab8
2013Florida Cracker Horse1
2013Foxtrotter1
2013Friesian1
2013Friesian Cross4
2013Grade66
2013Gypsy Vanner1
2013Haflinger3
2013Halfinger1
2013Hanoverian Thoroughbred Cross1
2013Hungarian2
2013Icelandic4
2013Kentucky Mt. Horse9
2013Kiger Mustang6
2013Mangalarga Machador3
2013McCurdy Plantation Horse2
2013Missouri Foxtrotter37
2013Morab24
2013Morgan59
2013Morgan Cross11
2013Mountain Pls1
2013Moyle2
2013Mule28
2013Mustang60
2013Mustang Cross5
2013National Show Horse14
2013Norwiegan Fjord1
2013Other12
2013Paint31
2013Part-Morab1
2013Paso Fino28
2013Pinto9
2013Pinto-Arabian2
2013POA2
2013Polish Arabian2
2013Pony3
2013Quarab11
2013Quarter Horse64
2013Quarter Cross18
2013Racking Horse1
2013Rocky Mountain Horse21
2013Saddlebred11
2013Saddlebred Cross3
2013Shagya28
2013Shagya Cross5
2013Single-Foot1
2013Spanish Colonial1
2013Spanish Mustang7
2013Spotted Mountain Horse2
2013Spotted Saddle Horse7
2013Standardbred16
2013Standardbred Cross2
2013Tennessee Walker59
2013Thoroughbred36
2013Thoroughbred Cross4
2013TN Walker X4
2013Welsh4
2013Welsh Cross4
2013Welsh Pony1
2013Welsh/Arab3

3 comments:

  1. there are lots of breeds i've never heard of. i've been gone a long time. i think the National Show Horse should also be blue: )

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  2. The number of standardbreds is lower than I expected...

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  3. Dom, I'm surprised that there aren't more standardbreds. They being a trotting breed and packed full of those slow twitch muscle fibers. I really considered getting one while I was in my horse hunt. If the right one would have come along I'd have likely snatched it up!

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