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what does it mean when a horse nudges you with his nose
Training
Nicky Ellis

What Does It Mean When A Horse Nudges You With His Nose?

Horses’ nostrils and sense of smell are very sensitive. In fact, horses communicate a great deal with their noses. What does it mean when a horse nudges you with his nose, snorts or blows through his nostrils? In this article, we explore these nosy questions and more. Horse Nosy Questions 1. Why does a horse

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how to build a round pen out of pallets
Training
Nicky Ellis

How To Build A Round Pen Out Of Pallets

These days all sorts of things are being built out of pallets, and while this is an intriguing way of constructing everything from garden fencing to furniture to round pens, is it really a good idea? The simple answer to this question is “Yes and no”. If you’re able to score very high quality, uniform

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cowboy way of life
Racing
Nicky Ellis

The Cowboy Way Of Life & How Can You Be A Cowboy Today?

The original cowboys were actually Mexican and were called vaqueros. In the 1800s, as the industry of cattle raising moved from Mexico into Texas, Texan cowboys learned from the vaqueros and added their own flair to create an American cowboy lifestyle of their own. In this article, we briefly review the history of the cowboy

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horse racing deaths
Racing
Nicky Ellis

Horse Racing Deaths And Injuries

Horse racing is a highly popular sport, which has been around for centuries and shows no sign of losing its popularity any time soon. It is, however, becoming a more controversial sport, as more and more people are becoming increasingly concerned with animal welfare. It is true that racehorses are very well looked after and

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how high can a horse jump
Racing
Nicky Ellis

How High Can A Horse Jump?

How high a horse can jump will, obviously, depend on the size of the horse – you cannot expect a Shetland to clear a five bar gate! Breed also helps to determine how high a horse can jump, as some breeds have been bred for it over the centuries and are generally better at it.

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Teach Your Horse To Want To Come To You
Racing
Nicky Ellis

How Much Does A Horse Weigh?

Horses come in all shapes and sizes, as you probably already know. Therefore, the question how much does a horse weigh will be based on lots of factors – what breed they are; whether they are in work or out of it; whether they are pregnant or lactating; what sort of muscle mass they have.

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