With Breyerfest British Invasion just behind us and the Summer Olympics in Great Britain just staring, there’s no wonder why British horse breeds are the talk of the town! From ponies to draft horses and everything in between, the breeds of Great Britain are diverse as they are popular and are fascinating to say the least!
Some of the most well known breeds of British horses are the ponies we all know so well. The classic Shetland Pony is the first mount for many young riders. With their spunky personalities and compact size Shetland Ponies are ponies that you’ll never forget! Another well known pony from the harsh land of Great Britain is the Highland Pony. This sturdy and hearty pony is not only strong but also beautiful with it’s common dun coloration!
One of the staples of the British horse world is the Welsh Pony. There are four different types of Welsh Ponies that are divided into sections, A, B, C, and D. Ranging from a compact sport pony with delicate lines and movements to a sturdy cob that is capable of pulling the family wagon, the Welsh Pony is a breed all it’s own.
One of the more popular breeds in Great Britain and around the world currently is the Gypsy Vanner. These compact draft horses typically stand under 15 hands high and come in a huge variety of colors. The most well known are black and white pints but they can be just about any color of the horse rainbow. With their full feathers and long manes and tails there is no mistaking the fantasy of the Gypsy Vanner.
Great Britain also brought us one of the most recognizable breeds in the world, the Clydesdale. This strong and gentile breed is most well known for it’s bay coloration with high white markings. Clydesdales can also come in a few other colors too including grey and a beautiful blue roan.
Jump onto the British fever bandwagon with Golden Oak Stables and bring home a new British horse today! From big to small and everything in between, Great Britain is a land that has shaped the equestrian world in a big way!