Horses are all beautiful, but these stallions and mares are particularly majestic. We’ve compiled a collection of horses you probably won’t see at your neighborhood farm. Many are so rare that there’s heated debate about their breed and origin.
When you’re done browsing through this list of beauties, be sure to check out one of our favorite horse rescue stories of all time.
Which rare horse is your favorite? Did we miss any? Please leave us a COMMENT and let us know!
From the ultra long and lush Black Forest horse, to the gleaming golden Akhal Teke, you’re about to fall in love with horses all over again…
#1: The golden Akhal Teke
I had to look twice…this horse is beautiful enough to be a bronzed statue! With an unbelievably shiny coat that appears to be metallic in the sun, the Akhal Teke is the national emblem of the country of Turkmenistan. Not surprisingly, it’s known as the golden horse! For more information on this majestic and unusual horse, see our post on the Akhal Teke below.
This beautiful breed is most famous for the shimmer of their coats, and also can be colored black, palomino, perlino, grey and cremello.
#2. The Friesian/Appaloosa Crossbreed
I could gaze all day at this stunning mix, but I’d be slightly scared to ride one based on this picture!
As it turns out, the EXACT horse photographed above has been famous ever since this picture of him as a foal surfaced online...
His name is Mystic Warrior. He’s 3/4 Friesian and 1/4 Appy stallion was a demo horse at the World Equestrian Games! This little guy came a LONG way!
Here's Mystic Warrior all grown up...
According to the HorseAndMan.com, Mystic Warrior’s humans would like to see Mystic Warrior go to a good home that will keep him a stallion, so he can pass his traits and color on for generations to come. If that means more beautiful crossbreeds, I’m 100% behind them!
#3, the Knabstrupper, is sure to make you smile. Check him out on the next page…
#3. The Knabstrupper
Knabstrupper horses were bred in Denmark as far back as 1671 when they were called “The Tiger Horses.” In 1750, this royal breeding line came to an end.
These awesome spotted horses returned in 1812, not as the “Tiger Horses,” but with a new bloodline. A mare was purchased from Spain with distinctive, silver-dollar sized markings. Her colt was the foundational Sire for the new spotted breed…Seeing spots has never felt so good!
It’s pretty easy to see how some folks confuse these beauties for Appaloosas, though their markings are often more saturated!
#5. The German Black Forest Horse
According to Wikipedia, the Black Forest Horse, or the “Schwarzwälder Kaltblut,” is a rare draft horse breed originating in southern Germany. All I know is that his mane and tail PERFECTLY compliment his super shiny coat.
This beauty has the longest, lushest blonde locks you could ask for, don’t you think?
#6, the Blue Roan Gypsy Vanner Horse, is beyond gorgeous. See her majestic beauty after the jump…
#6. The Blue Roan Gypsy Vanner Horse
Easily recognized for their leg feathering and common black and white or “piebald”coat color, the Blue Roan version of the beautiful Gypsy horse is considered most rare.
#7. The Chocolate Silver Dapple Pinto
A lush mane and an extraordinarily bold coat make this horse a regular show-stopper, but perhaps most unique are the star-shaped dapples on his front end.
This gorgeous guy’s name is Austin. It goes without saying that this unique boy is a show horse!
#8. The Friesian-Gypsy Vanner Crossbreed
Something about this guy reminds me of Fabio. Am I right?
#9. The Sorraia Mustang
The Sorraia horse is an endangered South Iberian wild horse, also known as a Sorraia mustang.
Characterized by a coat that’s somewhere between grey and brown, these majestic wild horses are some of the most beautiful on the planet.
#10. Cremello Tennessee Walking Horse
While not as rare as some of the other horses on this list, this cremello is a blonde beauty.
Check out those baby-blue eyes as well!
Thanks for reading about these gorgeous, rare beauties! It’s not everyday that you see horses like this, so don’t forget to SHARE their beauty with all of your friends.