A native of Iran, the Caspian is a small, but well-proportioned breed with short ears, slim legs, and a high-set tail. Believed to have been extinct until they were rediscovered in the 1960s, these ancient horses are known for their calm temperament and excellent jumping ability. Though no longer on the verge of extinction, the Caspian is still a rare breed.
Native to the Dutch province of Friesland, the Friesian is recognizable by their all-black coat and proud carriage. Known for their powerful trot, this black beauty is extremely graceful despite their robust size and body type. It is believed that their ancestors were used as war horses during the Middle Ages.
The oldest British native pony breed, the Exmoor can be found on the moors of southwestern England, grazing the rough pasture. These semi-wild ponies are small, but tough, and able to live in the harsh conditions of the moorland thanks to their double-layered winter coat that provides both insulation and waterproofing.