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Blazer Horse Breed Description

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Breed Organization

The American Blazer Horse Association ABHA

Native Country
United States Of America

Other Names

Adult Height

Adult Weight
750+ LBS

General Description

The registered Blazer Horse has been bred to exacting specifications of muscle placement, length of back, length of cannon bone and other technical characteristics which maximize the usefulness of the horse. The qualifications for registration are but are not limited to:

- A gentle and willing disposition to facilitate ease of training.
- A refined head for beauty and intelligence.
- Big bold eyes set well out on the corners of the head for better vision.
- Extreme sloping of the shoulders for smoothness and ease of movement.
- A short back to carry weight well.
- A well rounded croup and long hip for driving power while turning and stopping.
- Extreme length of the underside to promote speed and a longer stride.
- Good flat bones for strength and durability.
- Must be no less than 13 hands and no more than 15 hands at maturity.
- Blood lines must trace back to LITTLE BLAZE number F-1.

No horse with glass or clouded eyes may be registered nor will horses with Pinto, Albino or Appaloosa coloring. In addition, horses with white markings above the knees ( except for a blazed face ), may not be registered. Permanent registration is not attainable prior to the age of two.

All horses accepted into the association must be inspected by authorized agents of the Blazer Horse Association or their employees and must meet the necessary specifications. Inspection fees and expenses associated with them are to be paid by the owner of the prospective horse to include necessary travel expenses.

A gentle and willing disposition is the hallmark of the Blazer Horse. The ideal Blazer will be from 13 hands two inches to 14 hands two inches weighing 800 to 1,000 lbs. The horse should be well muscled and well balanced.


The Blazer Horse was developed by Neil Hinck from Star, Idaho who comes from a family of horsemen and grew up on a ranch. Having worked with many different breeds, he developed a vision for the qualities he wanted in his ideal horse. This vision took years of selectively breeding horses with unique and desirable characteristics.

Little Blaze was foaled in 1959 and fulfilled all of the qualifications. Blaze was the smartest, strongest, easiest moving and gentlest horse Neil had ever ridden and became the foundation sire of the breed. With his stud duties completed at the age of 34, Little Blaze passed away at the ripe old age of 39 at the N/N Blazer Horse Ranch in Star, Idaho.

The registered Blazer is well known for it's low maintenance costs (i.e. low feed and vet bills) Over the lifetime of a horse, this could result in significant savings of time and money. Adhering to natures limit on the horse of 13 to 15 hands and 1,000 pounds makes this possible.


Blazer Horses excel at ranch work, roping, cutting, jumping, speed eventing, endurance events, mountain and or trail riding, pleasure riding, pulling and other equine tasks. They can and will do just about anything they are trained to do.


He is bred for intelligence, strength, gentleness, easy gaits and overall suitability for work on a ranch.


Due to the nature of different breeds involved there is no specific health information available.

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