The Florida Cracker Horse
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How to Cite

Rey, Jorge R. 2009. “The Florida Cracker Horse: AN216/AN216, 4/2009”. EDIS 2009 (4). Gainesville, FL.


AN216, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Jorge Rey, describes this small breed of saddle horse designated “Florida’s Heritage Horse” by the Florida Legislature in 2008 — breed characteristics, history, current status, and events. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Animal Sciences, April 2009.


Dohner, J. V. 2001 Florida Cracker. The Encyclopedia of Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds. Yale University Press, New Haven, Pp. 367-369.

Florida Cracker Horse Association.

Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Florida Cracker Cattle and Cracker Horse Program.

Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Cracker horse video.

Friends of Payne's Prairie.

Getzen, S. P. 2008. Crackers: Florida's Heritage Breed. Equine World Net. Accessed, December, 2008.

McFadden, B. 2005. Fossil Horses--Evidence for Evolution. Science 307: 1728-1730.