Horse, any of a few types of little steeds standing under 14.2 hands (147 cm, or 58 inches) high and noted for tenderness and perseverance. Among the basic horse breeds are the Shetland, whose submissive nature and great perseverance make it attractive as a pack creature and a riding horse for youngsters; the Welsh, a solid breed with fine continuance and style; the Welsh Cob, noted for its high-venturing activity; the Exmoor and Dartmoor, local to the fields of Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall, England, and now used to breed polo horses; and the Highland, a thick, dim seat creature.