Humans and horses have been interacting for at least four thousand years. During history, the animals were used to do the hard work on farms, transportation, in the battlefields during wars and also to entertainment. According to researchers, horses are highly intelligent and able to recognize human emotions, they can learn how to communicate with us and also learn via conditioning.
There are more than 350 breeds of horses and ponies in the world. Each one has an individual personality and character. Here are the list of the ten most expensive horses in the world and what the owner can expect of each of them. Before proceeding further, it should be mentioned that prices for horses of the same breed can vary greatly depending on their upbringing, age, and experience in competition. Furthermore, the prices for elite racers can reach astronomical heights.
10 Ѕhеtlаnd Pоnу - $2,500
Who never dreamed about having a pony during childhood? This is the 8th most expensive horse breed in the world, and they cost up to $10,000 but can be found for around $2,500.
Although the Ѕhеtlаnd looks sweet, it comes with a ton of personality. They are known for having an unpredictable temper and they can change their mood in a heartbeat. Therefore, people who are not in use to them are often told to keep their distance.
One of the main mistakes owners make is spoiling them because they are cute and they will find it challenging to obey commands.
9 Clydesdale - $2,500
The Clydesdale is the perfect combination of good looks and personalities. Each horse of this breed costs somewhere between $2,500 - $5,000.
Its temper is described as cold-blooded, which means this horse will remain calm and gentle when humans are around. They have a reputation for being among the friendliest horse breeds.
The Clydesdale is easy to train and is considered an excellent choice for people who are starting to learn how to ride a horse.
However, in case he doesn't feel respect he can become stubborn and will refuse to follow orders.
8 Appaloosa - $3,000
It is easy to recognize an Appaloosa among the crowd. They will usually have the body соvеrеd with ѕmаll раtсhеѕ of brown or whіtе. They are also famous for their muscular bodybuilding and legs.
The Appaloosa is one of the fastest breeds you can have, but they are also intelligent and an excellent choice for people who are learning how to ride a horse.
The Appaloosa also has a loving personality and will never harm anyone. They cost at least $3,000, but the good news is that they are not high-maintenance. This breed is very resistant and can survive under challenging scenarios.
7 Paint Horse -$4,000
The average price of a Paint Horse is $4,000. Specialists say the breed is highly valued due to the combination of intelligence, refinement, and appearance. They look very distinguish, thanks to the large white spots contrasting with its black or brown body.
The Paint horse also has high speed and stamina. The breed has a reputation for being used in competitions as a show horse. The breed is also known for its amiability and intelligence, what makes this horse easy to train. Therefore he is so popular in competitions.
6 Gурѕу Vаnnеr - $10,000
The Gypsy Vanner is probably one of the most beautiful horses that you will ever see. This animal was carefully bred for 50 years until they managed to create the perfect horse to pull a Gypsy caravan. The perfection comes with a price and in this case, it costs $10,000.
This horse is not only beautiful. Running is one of the most reliable features of the Gypsy Vanner and the breed is very popular for jumping and racing competitions. They are also one of the safest horses to be around.
5 Mustang - $10,500
The name Mustang is a variation of the Spanish word "mestengo," that means stray animal. But its price, $10,500, is far away from a stray animal price.
This Spanish breed is usually treated as domestic animals, but this horse has a wild personality and is known for its intelligence. They are often used for leisure and traveling purpose.
This breed has a reputation for being attentive to everything that is happening around them and being able to take care of themselves. They are fast learners and easy to train, but the earlier you start the better.
4 Friesian - $25,000
It is hard not to be impressed with this imponent black horse. It's also hard to don't get just as shocked when you know how much it costs: $25,000.
This elegant breed is known for its high-stepping gait. This horse is very loyal and once you have established a connection with him, he will be very easy to handle.
In the past, they were often used in wars due to the strength of their bodies and also their ability to remain calm even if they were on the battlefield.
3 Quarter Horse - $10,000 - $50,000
This is one of the most popular breeds in America and also one of the most expensive in the world. The Quarter horse is known for its strength and speed, combined with an adaptable personality. It means they can be used for different purposes, like work, competition, or just for companionship.
The Quarter horse is one of the fastest breeds in the world. Their prices fluctuate quite a bit and can easily hit $50,000, but the owners are often happy with the animal. They are very intelligent and can easily be trained to do team roping, calf roping or barrel racing.
2 Thoroughbred - $20,000 - $100,000+
There are very few animals in the world that exudes elegance, power, and grace as the Thoroughbred horse. Unsurprisingly, this is one of the most expensive breeds in the world and they can cost around $100,000, although the price varies from horse to horse.
They are highly intelligent and have an adaptable personality. The Thoroughbred can be trained for different purposes: racing, jumping or dressage, for example.
This horse was bred for having a high speed, athleticism, and stamina. He is so fast that he can run up to 40 miles per hour.
However, train this horse demand patience and experience. They are a hot-blooded equine and have a bold personality and lots of energy.
1 Arabian Horse - $10,000 - $1,000,000+
This is the most expensive horse on the list and its price varies considerably, anywhere from $10,000 to potentially millions. What makes the Arabian horse so valuable? They are especially known for their endurance and can deal very well on riding competitions.
This is one of the oldest breeds known. The Bedouin people domesticated it and they had a close relationship with humans. Therefore the Arabian horse became known for its kindness.
The Arabian horse's speed and beauty are unique. Due to its pace, it was also used in wars. Even Napoleon used one.