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13 Beautiful Horse Breeds You Didn't Know Existed Before Today

DECEMBER 17, 2015  —  By Amanda Black  
Amanda Black

Amanda Black

Amanda hails from the great state of Maine. In the past, she's written for sites like TheKnot.com, ShermansTravel.com, and Thrillist.com. On ViralNova, you can catch her covering animal cuteness, travel, DIY tricks, and everything in between!

We're all familiar with the majesty of draft horses and the wildness of stallions, but what about those under-the-radar horse breeds? There are so many beautiful creatures that roam countrysides that you don't know about. Even if you didn't want a pony as a child, these ridiculously gorgeous horses are going to make you want one...like, right now.

1. Appaloosa

Appaloosa

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2. Friesian stallion

Friesian stallion

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You thought these were just in fairy tales? You were (thankfully) wrong.

3. Akhal-Teke

Yes, that is a GOLD HORSE. In 2013, it was voted the most beautiful horse in the world.

4. Falabella

Falabella

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They may be mini, but there's nothing small about how beautiful these little guys are.

5. Pinto

Pinto

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6. Norwegian fjord horse

Norwegian fjord horse

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7. Irish cob

Irish cob

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They also go by gypsy horse, gypsy cob, gypsy vanner, or tinker horse.

8. Lipizzan

Lipizzan

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Made famous for their beautifully styled "dances," these horses draw thousands to their shows around the world every year.

9. Andalusian horse

Andalusian horse

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They've also been called the Pure Spanish Horse (Pura Raza Española in Spanish).

10. Clydesdale

Clydesdale

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Most often seen sporting a beer cart behind them, these huge horses are certifiably beautiful.

11. Icelandic horse

Icelandic horse

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The scruffy look definitely works for these guys.

12. Hanoverian

Hanoverian

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13. Haflinger

Haflinger

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If I had hair like this, I'd flaunt it, too.

How beautiful are they? I rode horses as a little girl, but these creatures really renewed my love of them!

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