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Horse Gaits Explained: Categories, Gaited Horses, Etc.

It can be difficult to understand all of the different terminology that applies to horsemanship. One of the most confusing topics is horse gaits. In this article, we briefly explain the several different groups of gaits and provide resources to help you sound like an old hand when speaking of horses’ gaits. Read on to …

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Horse Gait Definitions

Riding Your Horse Bareback

If you’ve only ever ridden with the saddle, you don’t actually know how to ride. That may seem like a dramatic statement, but there is a huge difference between learning how to ride with the saddle and learning how to ride with just a horse. When you ride bareback you are in close contact with …

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Horse Expressions And What They Mean

These days, many people seem to think of horses as vehicles rather than as living beings. The fact is, the difference between a great horse man or woman and a poor one is the ability to communicate with your horse and to understand what your horses saying to you. Horses communicate through a complex combination …

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How Far Can A Horse Travel In A Day?

If you’re thinking about trail riding or just going out for a long ride in your area, you may wonder how far your horse can travel in a day. The distance your horse can cover in a day depends on a lot of different factors, including: The condition and fitness of other horses that may …

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15 Fun Things You Can Do With Your Horse While Riding

If you’re not able to get out and ride trails or go on little adventures regularly with your horse, you may find yourself getting bored with riding in an arena. When this happens, it’s wise to keep in mind that the way to change your experience is to change your approach. In this article, we …

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Hot, Warm And Cold Blooded Horses: What’s The Difference?

Have you ever heard someone refer to a horse as cold, hot or warm-blooded? I bet you have. And you may be wondering why a horse is referred to as cold-blooded yet it’s a mammal and we all know mammals have warm blood? Well, it is not about their body temperature. Horses have the same …

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7 Reasons Why Girls Like Horses More Than Men Do

Ok, I’m not really saying that girls like horses more than they like men (although sometime it can seem that way!) but rather that there are a great many more horse owners who are women than their male counterparts. What is this about? Why do girls like horses? What is it about the horse that …

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How To Make The Best Homemade Treats For Your Horse

Horse treats can be expensive, and if the truth be known, they are really not necessary. Even so, it can be fun to give your horse a treat from time to time. In this article, we share several simple recipes for making your own horse treats at home. We also share good advice on choosing …

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The Pros And Cons Of Feeding Beet Pulp To Horses

Beet pulp is the fibrous material that’s left over after the vast majority of sugar is taken out of sugar beets. This byproduct of sugar beet processing is an excellent digestible fiber supplement for horses and is a smart addition to almost any horse’s diet. In this article, we discuss the many pros and few …

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Can Horses Eat Acorns?

Acorns can be good food for some animals, but this is not true for most livestock. Ruminants, such as goats, sheep and cattle are badly affected by eating acorns. Horses and other equines also experience negative effects when large amounts of acorns are consumed. Acorns contain a significant amount of gallic and tannic acid, and …

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