Welcome to our guide to horses and horse sport.
Here you will find information about different horse breeds that are popular in the united states.
Popular horse breeds in the US
The Arab horse is easily recognized on its distinctive head shape and high tail carriage. As the name suggests, the Arabian – also known as the Arab horse – come from the Arabian Peninsula. It is one of the oldest extant horse breeds and has been around for several thousand years. The oldest remains of Arabian-looking horses investigated by archaeologists in the Middle East are dated to roughly 4,500 years ago. Read more…
The Appaloosa is a United States horse breed strongly associated with the Native American Nez Perce (Niimíípu) people. Unsurprisingly, it is a close relative of the Nez Perce horse breed.The Appaloosa is a very popular horse breed in the United States, where it is used for both Western riding and English riding. It is also an appreciated choice for trail riding and endurance activities. Read more…
The Mustang is a United States horse breed that chiefly hails from horses brought to the Americas by the Spaniards during the colonial era. A lot of mustangs are kept by private owners, but there are also large populations of feral mustangs living in places such as Nevada and Oregon. Read more…
The Thoroughbred is an English horse breed known for being tall, slim and athletic; highly capable of both ample speed and remarkable agility. It is a very common choice for activities such as horse racing, show jumping, fox hunting, dressage, and horse polo. Read more…
Missouri Fox Trotter
The Missouri Fox Trotter developed in the Ozark Mountains in the United States in the early 19th century, where the settlers needed horses suitable for working with livestock in this type of environment. The Missouri Fox Trotter (MFT) is known for its high stamina and “fox trot” gait. It is a muscular mid-sized horse with a stock horse build. The fox trot gait is an adaptation to working in the rocky terrain of the Ozark Mountains. Read more…
American Cream Draft (ACD) horse
This draft horse breed was developed in the United States in the early 20th century when horse and carriage was still a common mode of transportation. The American Cream Draft (ACD) horse is a medium-heavy horse known for its sure-footedness and easy movements. It is distinguished by its creamy colour – formally known as gold champagne – and mesmerizing amber eyes. Read more …
Betting on horses
Horse betting is an important part of the experience of visiting a horse race. There are people who go to the races simply to enjoy the races themselves but most people do so to bet on the races. Betting on the races make them more exciting. Some race tracks even offer casino gambling so that you can play slots and other casino games between the races.
The race track is not always the best place to place your bet. Often you can find better odds by placing your bets online. There are plenty of sport betting sites online that allow you to bet on horse races all over the world. This is likely to include races from your local track. Example of online sportsbooks that offer a wide selection of races to bet on include WillamHill, Bet365 and Betsson.
Almost all sportsbooks will offer different promotions when you open an account. These promotions often include bonuses, free spins, and risk-free bets. It can be good to register with several different sportsbooks. This way you can always choose to place your bets where you get the best odds and you get several bonuses.