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There are many different breeds of domestic horses.
All existing breeds however have emerged originally from a small number of sub species, each having been developed into breeds with particular characteristics suitable to the geography, climate and human needs in the part of the world where they were located.
What has emerged is a small range of types or denominations, for example: Ponies, Draft Horses, Warm bloods, and Thoroughbreds
Each of these types has broad or generalised characteristics that are perceived as common or “typical” to the type. For example: ponies would tend to behave, as a group, a little differently to thoroughbreds.
Typical Pony Behaviour
Typical Draft Horse Behaviour
Typical Warm-bloods and Thoroughbreds