The Morgan horse is one of the earliest horse breeds developed in the United States. Morgans have influenced other major American breeds, including the American Quarter Horse, Tennessee Walking Horse and the Standardbred. The Morgan is a compact, refined breed, generally bay, black or chestnut in color. Used in both English and Western disciplines, the breed is known for its versatility.
THE HORSES OF NĀ LIO MAUI
Nā Lio Maui is honored to be working with these wonderful animals. Below you will find descriptions of the horses you will see in this live show with horses located in Lahaina. We hope you enjoy them.
AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE
The American Quarter Horse is an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances. Its name came from its ability to outdistance other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile or less. The compact body of the American Quarter Horse is well-suited to the intricate and speedy maneuvers required in reining, cutting, working cow horse, barrel racing, calf roping, and other western riding events, especially those involving live cattle.
Warmbloods are a group of middle-weight horse types and breeds, primarily originating in Europe, registered with organizations that are characterized by open studbook policy, studbook selection, and the aim of breeding for equestrian sport. The term distinguishes these horses from both heavy draft horses ("cold bloods") and refined light saddle horses such as the Thoroughbred and Arabian ("hot bloods").
The Akhal-Teke is a horse breed from Turkmenistan, where they are a national emblem. They have a reputation for speed and endurance, intelligence, and a distinctive metallic sheen. These horses are thought to be one of the oldest existing horse breeds. There are currently about 6,600 Akhal-Tekes in the world.
The Lusitano is a Portuguese horse breed, closely related to the Spanish Andalusian horse. Until the 1960s they were considered one breed, under the Andalusian name. Members of the breed are of Baroque type, with convex facial profiles, heavy muscling, intelligent and willing natures, with agile and elevated movement.
The Appaloosa is an American horse breed best known for its colorful spotted coat pattern. There is a wide range of body types within the breed, stemming from the influence of multiple breeds of horses throughout its history.