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Top Five Most Expensive Horse Breeds in 2021

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Eliana is a researcher and a writer. She has got a certificate of Digital marketing from Google. Completing her graduation from MJPRU, India


Almost everyone wants a lovely horse ride and wants to own horse. Horses are one of the beautiful and useful creatures on this planet. Just like dogs they are good companions of humans. Not only for fun, horses are very good at sports and can be used for commercial purposes. There are several breeds of horses and some of them are so expensive to own.

Here is the list of top 5 most expensive horse breeds of 2021–

1) Arabian Horse

This horse breed is originated in the Arabian Peninsula. Arabian horse is the most expensive horse breed in 2021 which cost $1,00,000. An adult Arabian horse height is about 1.4 to 1.6 m and weight is about 450 kg. Their average span of life is about 25 to 30 years. The fastest speed that An Arabian horse can reach is 40 mph. They usually have dense and strong bones. Arabian horses are considered to be safe for children and for beginner horse riders in comparison to other horse breeds. The speciality of Arabian horses is that they can ride tirelessly on difficult terrain. They can work hard for long hours. They are extremely intelligent and sensitive horses.

Arabian horse breed is the oldest among all the horse breeds. They are thought to be at least 3,000 years old. This breed is used to develop several popular and new breeds like thoroughbred, quarter horse, etc. The common colour of Arabian horses is black,white, bay, grey and chestnut.

2) Thoroughbred Horse

This breed is mostly used for horse racing. This breed of horse is developed in England. Thoroughbreds have delicate heads, slim body, broad chest and short backs. Their average speed is 71 km per hour and average height is 900 to 1100 pounds. Their life expectancy is 25 to 35 years. Do you have a great stamina and strength that's why they are racing horses. They are classified among the "hot- blooded" breeds. Several thoroughbred horses have long standing World records. They are the second most expensive horse breeds in the world that cost up to $89259. They can be found in various colours other than brown, grey like white, cream, chestnut, dark bay, etc. All the thoroughbred have the same birthday date i.e January 1st (August 1st in Australia ).

3) Quarter Horse

It's an American breed of horse. These horses have bulldog like appearance. Quarter horses are made from two different breeds- Spanish and English horses crossed with local breeds including the Chickasaw horses. Their average height is about 145 to 153 cm and wait about 431 to 554 kg. They are found in 17 different colours and their life span is between 25 to 35 years. These horses are commonly used for barrel racing, calf roping and team roping. They can cost up to $50,000, they are fast runners and have an average speed of 55 mph. They are considered to be lightweight and horses in comparison to other horse breeds. Specially for quarter horses and association is formed named," The American Quarter Horse Association", commonly known as AQHA which was established in 1940.

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4) Friesian Horse

This breed is originated in friesland, in the Netherland. Their average life span is 16 years which is less than the other horse breeds. The ideal height is 160 cm. They are mostly found in black colour. They are considered to be mischievous, loving and playful that's why they are suitable for beginners or advanced riders. They have large and shining eyes and their weight is between 1200 to 1400 pounds. Intelligent and human friendly and even with other animals. Friesian horse breed is used to develop other horse breeds like- Fell, Dale, Morgan, etc. They are also great dressage horses.

5) Paint Horse

They are developed from a base of spotted horses with quarter horse and thoroughbred. They have different colour patterns on their body. Their average speed is 55 to 60 mph and average life span is 31 years. This horse breed have proven to be one of the fastest breeds on the track. If you want a pleasant horse ride than American paints best suits you. They are human friendly and are enjoyable with kids. If you train them well they can prove to be the good jumpers. This horse breed is extremely intelligent and have calm nature. They are quick learners and tend to be obedient in nature. Not only do they have different body colour patterns their eyes also have different colour patterns. They can have one eye of different colour and other eye of different colour. Their average height is between 14 to 16 inches and average weight ranges from 950 to 1200 pounds.

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