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light horse,

any breed of horsehorse,
hoofed, herbivorous mammal now represented by a single extant genus, Equus. The term horse commonly refers only to the domestic Equus caballus and to the wild Przewalski's horse.
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 that is used primarily for riding or for light work such as pulling buggies. Light horses have their origin in the Middle East and N Africa. All modern breeds of light horse trace their origins to the Arabian horseArabian horse,
breed of light horse developed in Mesopotamia and N Africa, and probably the first true domesticated breed. Prized since earliest times for its superior beauty, spirit, speed, grace of movement, stamina, and intelligence, the Arabian has served as parental stock
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, usually through the ThoroughbredThoroughbred horse,
breed of light horse more properly known as the English running horse. As its name implies, it was the first pedigreed, or "thoroughbred" horse. It originated in England from crosses between imported Turkish and Arabian horses and existing English lines and
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. Light horses are classified according to training, e.g., racers, trotters, riding horses, and cow horses. See also ponypony,
small horse, officially any horse under 14.2 hands (58 in./145 cm) high. Most ponies are of Celtic origin. They are noted for their extreme hardiness and gentle natures. Some ponies are only 26 in. (65 cm) high. See Shetland pony; Welsh pony.
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, American saddlebred horseAmerican saddlebred horse,
breed of light horse with great beauty, easy gait, and stamina; also known as the American saddle horse and the Kentucky saddler. It was developed primarily from the Thoroughbred and the Naragansett pacer.
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, AppaloosaAppaloosa horse
, breed of light horse developed in the United States by the Nez Percé of Idaho from a horse that originated in Asia and was popular in Europe during the Middle Ages. Lewis and Clark found the breed in the possession of the Nez Percé in 1805.
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, MorganMorgan horse,
breed of American light horse descended from a single progenitor—the famous Justin Morgan. Morgans are used as all-purpose light horses and are very popular on cattle ranches. Their average height is just under 15 hands (60 in.
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, palominopalomino horse,
American light horse that, contrary to popular opinion, is not a breed but a color type. The palomino is a characteristic golden, creamy tan, with an almost white mane and tail. White stripes on the face and white stockings are common.
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, PintoPinto, Fernão Mendes
, c.1509–1583, Portuguese traveler. For some 20 years he traveled in Africa and Asia, journeying to far places and experiencing great hardships, including years as a slave.
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, quarter horsequarter horse,
American breed of light horse that originated during the colonial era, partly from Arabian ancestry (see Arabian horse). The name refers to the horse's reputation for speed at the quarter-mile distance.
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, and StandardbredStandardbred horse
or trotter,
American breed of light horse developed especially for harness, or sulky, racing. Of Thoroughbred ancestry, it is similar in appearance to a thoroughbred but has shorter legs.
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Another improvement for the Light horse section was the introduction of professional equestrian commentator Jo Jefferson, from Harrogate, who has been commentating for three years and is also an accomplished judge.
The type of photos and the place names indicated the WWI Middle East campaign involving the Light Horse and/or Camel Corps.
Horse-lovers will want to trot over to the light horse section, complete with Welsh ponies and cobs, Arabs, Shetlands and classes for veteran equines.
The VMR Museum focuses on the 8th; 13th; and 20th Light Horse Regiments and their descendant units.
This year's six light horse rings, and generous warm-up areas, are located next to extensive parking areas exclusively for equestrian traffic.
Officers Kath Rackman and Jayne Spinks in the shadow of the Red Rum statue before their performance at the Blue Light Horse of The Year Show
During the Boer War he formed the Prince of Wales Light Horse Regiment - consisting of 1,300 horsemen.
However, there is a special role for Marcus Clinton, the college's vice-principal of enterprise and innovation, as light horse champion judge.
During the Boer War, he formed the Prince of Wales Light Horse Regiment.
Xanthe, from Belsay, was a great jump ahead of the field as she took the Supreme Light Horse Champion title in Monday''s event at Bywell.
There will be magnificent shire horses on display, plus a light horse area with nine different rings to watch.
The light horse section at the county show has also had major changes.