World’s RAREST Horse Breeds Ever!
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World’s RAREST Horse Breeds Ever!

August 17, 2019

Hi, it’s Katrina! From German horses with very hard to pronounce
names to American horses that are almost extinct, here are 8 of the rarest, most beautiful horses
in the world!! 8. Akhal-Teke
This heavenly horse is also the national emblem of Turkmenistan! This kind of horse is known worldwide for
its speed, endurance, intelligence, and of course, its beauty. Did I mention that it can also adapt to severe
climatic conditions? Gosh, what can’t it do!? It is also one of the oldest breed of horses
that still exist today. Maybe. Scientists can’t say for sure, because it’s
pretty hard to determine our own human history, let alone horse history! In any case, the ancestors of this breed date
back to horses that lived 3000 years ago! The famous historian Herodotus even mentioned
this horse. Some say that the Akhal-Teke is a direct descendant
of the Turkoman horse, a breed that is now extinct. The Akhal-Teke is listed as threatened, which
is extremely rare with domestic animals. This horse is also famous for its metallic
sheen, caused by its extremely fine hairs. It always looks super glossy and shiny no
matter what the color. The younger ancestors of Akhal-Teke were golden,
but now it is one of the few horse breeds that has a wide range of colors. The 3 main colors are black, bay and red. The stallions of this breed have influenced
many breeds and were often given to Heads of State and important people in foreign lands. 7. Sorraia
Sorraia is a very rare breed of horse, specific to the Iberian Peninsula, in the area surrounding
the Sorraia River in Portugal. Hence the name. Previously the breed was simply known by the
locals as “zebro” or “zebra”. This is because newborn foals, were born with
hair that would lay in stripe-like patterns. This horse is known for its primitive features
and they lived practically wild on a large estate until 1999. When outsiders discovered them in 1920, few
could believe that a wild horse subspecies had survived in Europe for that long. This entire breed was isolated and unknown
to science for such a long time that we don’t really know much about their past. What we’ve found out is that they share
similar characteristics with Mustangs in the western part of the United States. This suggests that Spanish conquistadors took
Iberian horses to the Americas during their trips abroad and one breed must have been
the ancestor of the Sorraia. Today the breed is almost extinct, with less
than 200 horses existing as of 2007. They are mainly found in Portugal, but also
in Germany, where they are used for different things like herding bulls, dressage riding
or light harness. 6. German Forest Horse
Also known as the Black Forest Draft Horse, this horse is a small but very tough draft
breed with a high fertility rate and a long life span. Even though they are tough, this breed is
almost extinct. They are about 600 years old, and for most
of the time, this breed was used almost exclusively for forestry work because of their immense
strength, patience and gentle temperament. They also have a dark chestnut coat with a
flaxen mane and tail, their short head has small ears and large eyes, their chest is
broad, and their legs are trim and strong with little feathering. The most common color for them is dark chestnut,
but they can also be gray or bay. They began to decline during the 20th century
when their jobs were taken by machines. Back in 1981 only 160 registered broodmares
were reported! Since then the government stepped in to help
protect the Black Forest horse breed and only the finest stock was used, so now they boast
that those that remain are of the best quality. Today a major breeding center is located at
Marbach, where only 16 from a total of 46 State Approved Stallions are located. The rest are scattered in different private
breeding facilities. 5. Bashkir Curly Horse
This breed comes in all sizes, colors and body types, all with one unique characteristic
in common: curly hair! They are calm, intelligent and appear to enjoy
human company. They have great stamina and a tough build. They generally have a nice calm temperament
which makes them less flighty and skittish than other kinds of horses. My mom had an Arabian that would spook at
its own shadow! They are also hypoallergenic – so those
of you with allergies to horses most likely will have no issues being around a Curly Horse! The level of curly-ness can vary. This unique gene that makes the hair of Curly
Horses curly can be greater or less, changing from horse to horse. As with other special breeds of horses, the
exact origin of the Bashkir Curly horse is unknown! One guess was that they descended from the
Russian Bashkir, a Russian breed that was mostly used as a draft and utility horse. However after a little research this theory
is probably not accurate because breeding was not very successful and the horses had
a low survival rate. Other hypotheses regarding the origins of
the Bashkir Curly Horse exist but they all failed to prove anything, so until more evidence
comes to light, we won’t know where the first curly haired horse came from! Its origins are one of the greatest mysteries
of the horse world! Even without a clear past, these horses are
doing pretty well recently, as they can be seen in a wide range of equestrian events
like Western Riding, Competitive and Endurance Trail Riding, English Equestrian events and
much more! 4. Falabella
A pony or not a pony! That is the question that surrounds this horse
breed called Falabella. By definition, the main distinction between
ponies and horses is height. A horse is usually considered to be at least
14.2 hands (4 ft 10 in/ 147 cm) tall. A pony is less than that. The fun part is that the Falabella horse,
despite its size is not considered a pony, but a miniature horse since it rarely is taller
than 8 hands (32in/81cm). So is it a horse or a pony, or something in
between? The debate is still ongoing.To me it doesn’t
really matter, either way it’s cute! (Although I used to have a pony and he wasn’t
very nice! Falabella’s apparently are very friendly
and social.) The name Falabella comes from the family who
developed the breed in the 19th Century. The breed was first established in the 1850’s
by an Irishman named Patrick Newtall, who acquired some small horses being kept with
Indian tribes. He transferred his breeding methods and knowledge
to his son-in-law Juan Falabella. Then this knowledge was passed from generation
to generation until this day! Only horses that come from the ranch in Argentina
that has a pedigree of uninterrupted bloodlines originally bred by the Falabella family is
a genuine, rare, Falabella horse. Some breeders are selling mixed breed horses
as Falabellas when they are not. These little guys are small, but they are
pretty tough. They can live up to 50 years! And despite their size, they look just like
any other horse. They are also intelligent and easy to train,
making them perfect for shows, cart driving or even guide horses! 3. Gypsy Vanner This horse, also known as the Irish Cob, is
a breed of horse from the British Isles. It has a very interesting story, as it was
not officially recognized until the 90’s. It’s not every day that a new breed is discovered! On a trip to England in 1995, Dennis and Cindy
Thompson were fascinated by a colorful stallion they saw at a farm. The horse had black and white markings and
very hairy legs. They met the owner, a gypsy named Fred Walker,
who was known as “King of the colored horses”. He sold the stallion to the Thompsons and
they all decided on the name with the blessings of the dedicated British Gypsy breeders. On November 24, 1996 the couple made the world’s
first registry for this breed under the name Gypsy Vanner Horse. “Vanner” is a term that used to describe
a horse that was suitable to pull a caravan. This breed was mainly used to pull carts and
caravans all over Europe. Nowadays, Gypsy horses are used in many equestrian
sports! 2. American Cream Draft Horse The American Cream horse breed is one of the
newest breeds of horses and an American native – actually the American Cream is THE ONLY
draft breed native to the US that still exists! They come from Iowa and originate from a cream-colored
mare named Old Granny. Her cream-colored coat, pink skin and amber
eyes became the defining characteristics of the breed. The color of her coat was so unique and beautiful
that people named it “gold champagne”. The color of their coat isn’t the only thing
that makes this breed beautiful. They have refined heads, wide chests, strong
backs and are very muscular. Females are about 15-16 hands and can weigh
around 1600 lbs (700 kg) while stallions can be about 16 hands and weigh more than 1800
lbs (820 kg)! The breed is calm, making them a good choice
for owners who are new to handling draft horses. Although it might be hard to get one since
they are so rare! Like many other horses, they suffered from
machines taking their jobs. Just as the breed was getting established,
the demand for draft horses dropped. In the late 50’s no more than 200 American
Cream Draft horses were registered. Because of this, the breed was placed on the
endangered species list by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. The good news is that their numbers are still
increasing, despite them being critically rare. 1. Knabstrupper The Knabstrupper breed is one of the oldest
breed registries in Europe. Its history is up for debate, but spotted
horses were bred in Denmark as long ago as 1671, descended from Spanish horses known
as “Tiger Horses”. The original horses were extremely rare and
only given to nobility so the original line died out. In 1812 spotted horses returned to Denmark
with a new bloodline. It all started with just one mare owned by
a Danish butcher name Flaeb. He purchased it from a Spanish cavalry officer,
and named it Flaebehoppen, which literally translates to Flaeb’s mare. In case anyone got confused! The mare was dark red with white snowflakes
and and white mane and tail, very unique for the day and very beautiful! A wealthy landowner who lived in Knabstrupgaard,
a manor, bought the horse and all of the horses today are said to descend from Flaebehoppen. The Knabstrupper stand out mostly because
of their unusual color. The knabstrupper horse exhibits different
patterns, such as the most famous leopard with white background covered with black,
bay or chestnut spots or the blanket, the snowflake, the snowcap and so on. They are known for being extremely gentle
and are very easily trainable. Their strength and stamina are also incredible! Danish officers often used Knabstrupper horses
during war! They are the perfect choice for a war mount,
except one minor, but very important, detail: their color. Yup, what makes them different and beautiful
is a disadvantage on the battlefield. Because of their eye-catching marks they were
easy targets for the enemies! In the Battle of Isted in 1850 for example,
two officers used knabstrupper as mounts. They both died, but somehow one of the horses
survived. They now come in all shapes and sizes and
are a respected breed around the world used for all kinds of competitions. Thanks for watching!! Let us know about your experience with horses
in the comments below! Be sure to subscribe and see you next time!!

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  1. "from german horses with hard to pronounce names to American horses that are almost extinct" I just about died XD
    great vid ^-^

  2. Girl- Do you think I'm pretty?
    Boy- NO
    Girl- Do you want to be with me forever?
    Boy- NO
    Girl- Do you even like me?
    Boy- NO
    Girl- Would you cry if i walked away?
    Boy- NO
    she heard enough and walked away
    he grabbed her arm
    Boy- Your not pretty…. Your beautiful
    I don't want to be with you forever……. I need to be with you forever
    I don't like you….. I love you
    I wouldn't cry if you walked away… I would die if you walked away
    Boy- Please stay with me
    Girl- I will

    tonight at midnight your true love will realise they love you
    something good will happen to you @ 1-4 p.m. tomorrow it could be anywhere!!!!!
    get ready for the shock of your life!

    If you don't post this on 5 other videos.. you will have bad luck in love for the next 10 years

  3. No hate, but, THEIR JOBS?! Since when do horses have JOBS? It’s not like the horse applied for this job. And so what if machines “take over their jobs”? The horse didn’t want that “job” in the first place.

  4. My great grandparents have 90 horses and do trail rides in winkenburge arizona and in ohoenix in sonoria phoenix arizona and I grew up working with them their all amazing and it so fun .

  5. Hi!
    You maybe would be interested of the Caspian Horse, a breed as old as the Akhal Teke and Turkoman horse. It's from the same region as those two breeds. It's a horse though it's usually between 3ft.3" to 4ft.3". The Caspian horse is a very rare breed (1.000-1.500 horses in the world).

  6. you should add the Percheron to your list. One of the strongest and tallest horses and it also nearly disapeared

  7. Hey, Katrina. You forgot to mention the Philippine horses and ponies. They're really are, in fact, an important horse breed.

  8. Too bad some of you're facts are lacking, and you're not even showing the correct physical examples for the horse breeds your naming!

  9. Disclaimer: I watched this vid on mute because of the comments, I only looked at the pictures

    8. That white horse is an andalusian, as many already said
    7. It's very suspicious how all the pictures show grey dun horses but then the video shows a herd of bays. Also sorry? In Germany? I am German and have never heard of this breed, but we do have the Dülmen ponys and one google search shows that you mixed up those breeds quite a lot in your pictures.
    6. Not one of the pictures you claim to be Black Forest Horses actually show them, one exception at 2:58, but even here I'm not entierly sure.
    5. The picture at 4:00 was the only picture of an actual Curly Horse, the rest was just horses with curly manes or not even any curls visible. You seriously have to learn hot to use google search.
    4. That video obviously does not show Falabellas and I'm pretty sure you mixed one or two Shetland ponies in there with the pictures. Falabellas aren't that round and fluffy.
    3. I'm sorry? You call the video rarest horse breeds, which is already stupid because aside of the Sorraia you can easily purchase any of those breeds. But Gypsy Vanners just so happen to be one of the world wide favourite breed of all .
    2. Ok I actually have nothing to say here, good job for once.
    1. 'White background covered with black, bay or chestnut spots' is wrong. A horse's base color is never white. It is either black, bay, seal bay or chestnut. The Knabstruppers don't have white fur with some colored spots in it, their colored fur is almost completely covered by white hairs. Also that picture at 10:14 obviously doesn't show Knabstruppers, but seeing as the next text says they are no war horses lets me hope you didn't claim those horses to be that breed.

    My conclusion: The next time you wanna talk about horses first talk to someone who actually knows about horses, can give you actual photos of the breeds you want to talk about, and judging from the comments, someone who can give you some real facts about them, too. Or learn how to google.

  10. Ok so first of all… you said almost ALL the names wrong! Second… STOP SHOWING PICTURSES OF DIFFERENT HORSES THAN THE ONES YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT!!!

  11. I'm sorry but gypsy vanners are not rare. Come to anywhere in the UK and they're everywhere. Go to any riding school, and there's always at least one gypsy vanner (as they make excellent lesson horses and ponies). Go to any horse rescue and you'll see many gypsy vanners (they are so common that rescues are full of them). Please, do some real research

  12. Okay, I am 48 years old and have loved horses all of my life, well for as long as I can recall going back to being 5 as my first encounter and love and while I admit I am unaware of all the different breeds of horse there is out there, but I have done some research and anytime there is a horse nearby I always take notice…all this to say even amongst my favorite all time horses I have never seen a horse overall stunningly beautiful as the horse pictured at 0:31 with exception to white hats, paints, who are generally mostly white with just a few small places of red or chocolate on their bodies usually with at least an eye, both eyes, the ears or a blaze or star on the nose or head as one of them also being of color along with a small place on the body if at all!!! And that is the first horse I have ever seen with blue eyes, much less any color other than the deep chocolate brown with a bit of chesnut swirled in on ocassion of most horses I know!!! Just WOW, so beautiful!!!

  13. Akhal – Teke, magically, enchantingly, beautiful!☝️ Something like a heavenly horse. It reminds me the myth ELF?? from the movie Harry Potter?

  14. I hate how people refer to horses “jobs” being taken from them. HORSES DONT HAVE JOBS!! They don’t get to choose what they are used for. That is a completely wrong term that should never be used. It’s wrong, it’s false, don5 use that term!!!

  15. I love the Bashkir Curly horse, I saw one by my grandparents house and they were thinking about adopting one from a ranch nearby!

  16. Akhal-Teke aren’t as rare as you would think…?
    Gypsy Vanners also aren’t rare but uncommon at times…
    And Knabstupper? REALLY?! There are a very good population! Not rare AT ALL!!
    Also you said Gypsy Vanner and Knabstrupper wrong
    Check yourself before you reck yourself!

  17. Is there a Appaloosa Friesian in the video cuz it’s also one of my fav horses and one of the rarest

  18. I’ve seen the German forest horses in the Black Forest they are absolutely gorgeous some of the most amazing animals I have ever seen in my life

  19. the only thing i’m gonna say is please use the right horse breeds when talking about them. e.g. , you were talking about akhal teke but showed an andalusian.

  20. my gypsy vanner/cob is 14.1 hands so i call her a pony (which she is) and when ever my friends call her a horse i shout at them

  21. I think i saw a rare horse breed
    It was brown with white spots
    Amd its hair was black on top and white at the bottom
    Evan its tail like that

  22. Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa!
    You’re forgetting a huge part of the akele teke!
    There’s a rare birth defect which is called the naked foal sendrome.

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