Reaching horse breeds that begin with D was almost a relief, as the earlier letters are all rather large categories (although D isn’t a small one by any means).
If you haven’t already checked out the A’s, the B’s & the C’s they are worth a look. For today we will focus on breeds that begin with D, from the mysterious Dagestan Pony from the coastal plains of Russia to the athletic Dutch Warmblood known worldwide for their superior jumping ability.
Writing the breeds by alphabetical order keeps things interesting and allows me to daydream about being on horseback in some pretty amazing places worldwide
Big Daddy D’s
There are some pretty old breeds that begin with the letter D. There is always the the hardy (and fuzzy) little Dartmoor Pony who has adapted perfectly to it’s difficult native climate & the handsome Desert Norman that is an early form of the modern day Percheron.
Personal Favorite D’s
There seems to be a disproportionately large number of ponies in the D’s & I do love the ponies of northern descent. There’s the high stepping Dales Pony known for being handsome as well as tough; the lively little Døle which is one of the smallest coldblooded breeds; the majestic Drum Horse with nerves of steel; and the natural Dülmen Pony which has had very little human intervention in it’s development.
The Whole List
Here it is, the full list of breeds that begin with D. If I’m missing something, let me know and I’ll add it to my list (don’t want to forget anybody).
Daliboz Horse | Deliboz
Deliorman | Deliormanski
Danish Sport Pony
Danube Delta Horse
Danubian | Dunav
Darashouri | Darashouli
Desert Norman Horse
Dilbaz | Deliboz | Daliboz | Delibozskaya
Djamoi | Djamonský Pony
Døle Gudbrandsdal | Dølehest | Døle Trotter
Don | Donskaya
Dongola | Dongolah | Dongolawi
Dutch Harness Horse