The map pictured was issued in 1934.
The breeds described are (from bottom center, moving clockwise):
- Cleveland Bay (now rare)
- French Coach Horse (no longer in use)
- Kentucky Saddle Horse (now called the American Saddlebred Horse)
- Irish Hunter
- The Godolphin Barb (an individual horse, not a breed; the Godolphin Barb and Darley Arabian are two of the founding stallions of the Thoroughbred breed)
- The Darley Arabian (see above)
- Prejwalski's Horse
- Connemara Pony
- Welsh Pony
- Celtic Pony (described as coming from the North of Ireland, Faroe Islands, Hebrides, and Iceland, and originating in the 10th century; today the term would refer to the old ancestral wild pony of northern Europe and the British Isles, not a specific modern breed)
- Shetland Pony (described as originating in Scotland in the 15th century)
- New Forest Pony
- Exmoor Pony
- Norwegian Dun (now called the Fjord)
- Mongolian Pony
- Polo Pony (described as 3/4 Thoroughbred, and up to 15 hh, found in England since 1872)
- German Coach Horse (no longer in use)
- Suffolk Punch (now rare)
The map skews towards the British Isles in the breeds represented, with a number of coach/driving breeds represented - perhaps more than would be if this map were done today.
If you were to make a world map highlighting just 28 horse breeds, which would you choose? Why?