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Week 2.  Origin: Cross of thoroughbred and quarter horse  Average lifespan: 30 years  Height: 14-17 hands  Weight: 1000-1400lbs  Colors: Bay, black,

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2  Origin: Cross of thoroughbred and quarter horse  Average lifespan: 30 years  Height: hands  Weight: lbs  Colors: Bay, black, brown, and chestnut

3  Uses: Trail riding, barrel racing, hunter/jumper, dressage, cutting, ranch work, racing  Interesting Fact: If a horse was a mixture of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse (once), it would get an “X” or appendix in the breed registry book; hence the name. 

4  Origin: Kentucky  Average lifespan: years  Height: hands  Weight: lbs  Colors: Bay, black, brown, and chestnut  Markings: Socks on all legs; snip, blaze, or star on face

5  Uses: Officer horses, show horses, English riding competition, pleasure riding  Interesting Fact: Called the “Peacock of the Horse World”

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7  Average lifespan: 25 yrs  From: North America  Height: hands  Weight:  Colors: bay, brown, black, chestnut and sometimes grey  Uses: Dressage, Endurance Riding, General Riding, Hunting, Jumping, Mounted Athletics, Racing

8 Famous Standardbreds Halla Only horse to win three Olympic medals in the sport of show jumping Hambletonian 10 Founding sire Random facts "Standard bred" comes from horses having to be able to trot a mile in the "standard" time of 2.5 minutes After a Standardbred’s racing career is over, many of the geldings are sold to the Amish as carriage horses

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10  Average Lifespan: 30 yrs  Average Height: Hands  Average Weight: apx 1000 lbs  Typical Colors: black, bay, chestnut  Distinguishing Characteristics: slightly convex profile, well arched neck  Major uses: driving, ranching, pulling carts, racing, plowing, pleasure riding, cavalry, show

11 Justin Morgan owned a horse named Figure who was the original sire of all Morgan horses  First true American horse breed  Official horse breed of Massachusetts  Breed is native to Springfield, Massachusetts  Justin Morgan Had a Horse was made into a Disney movie  ch?v=w8XfQcFsQJw ch?v=w8XfQcFsQJw

12  Average Lifespan: 30  Height: hands  Weight: lbs  Color: Gold/tan coat with a light mane and tail; named after coat  Famous Palomino: Trigger and Mr. Ed  Major Use: Pleasure riding  Origin: North America


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