Top 5 White Horse Breeds

People have always had a fascination with white horses. Here is a full list of white horse breeds, some you are likely familiar with and some that may be new to you.


What Is A True White Horse

Many people are surprised to learn that true white horses are very rare. Most commonly, when people think they see a white horse, the horse is considered ‘grey’.

Do White Horses Change Colors?

A true all-white horse is born white and will stay white their whole lives.

White Horse Breeds

There are a few white horse breeds that are true white horses. While this is rare, there are countless breeds that may carry grey genes.

1. Camarillo

The Camarillo is a very rare, true white breed of horse. This breed is also very new, only having been around for about 100 years.

2. Percheron

The Percheron is a breed of draft horse that originated in France. 

3. Connemara Pony

While this pony can range in colors, the Connemara is most widely recognized as being grey. 

4. Lipizzan – White Horse Breeds

The Lipizzan, or Lipizzaner, is a breed famously known for being used in the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria.

5. Camargue

This is one of the oldest horse breeds still around today. The Camargue horse originated in the marsh and wetlands of southern France.

People have always been drawn to white horses. They are often used in cinema and literature to depict moving scenes. While the majority of horse breeds can carry the grey gene, it is still interesting to learn about the horses who are truly white, and who are recognized for being grey.


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