Cross Country

What Are The Best Horses For Trail Riding?

Some equestrians think of trail riding as a casual sort of horsemanship that doesn’t take much preparation or any special skills and abilities on the part of the horse or the rider. The fact is, nothing could be further from the truth. When you’re out on the trail, you don’t have the constraints or the …

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Horse Racing Terminology Explained: What You Should Know

If you’re thinking about having a flutter (making a small wager) you may be a bit intimidated by the seemingly secret language of horse racing. In this article, we demystify horse racing vocabulary with a categorized list of common horse racing terms. Read on to learn more on horse racing terminology explained. Horse Vocabulary Broodmare: …

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Horse Racing: What Equine Lovers Should Know About This Sport

Horse racing is an ancient sport that is ingrained in many cultures and every level of society. This traditional sport has been active in one form or another for many thousands of years. In earliest times, it consisted simply of pitting horses with riders against one another to determine who was fastest, strongest and most …

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What You Need To Know About Teaching Your Horse To Soften To The Bit

When a horse “softens to the bit”, it means that when you simultaneously squeeze with your legs and pick up your reins, he will tuck in his nose creating slack in those reins. This is a sign that he is listening to you and waiting for your instruction. If you lift his head or tosses …

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How Do I Build My Horse’s Topline?

Ok, so you came here to find an answer to the question: “how do I build my horse’s topline“. A well ridden and well cared for horse should display a symmetrical, rounded shape from head to tail. He should have a well muscled chest as well as a well muscled topline, and he should appear …

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What Is Calf Roping Or Tiedown Roping?

Calf roping or tiedown roping originated as a routine, necessary task performed by genuine cowboys. It involves the skills necessary to collect and hold very young calves that need to be branded, given vaccinations or doctored. How Is Rodeo Calf Roping Different? Although the skills used are the same, the timed rodeo event which is …

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How To Own A Racehorse: A Few Essential Tips

So you love racing, and you’ve decided to take the ultimate step and buy your own racehorse. But how do you actually go about owning and keeping a horse? If you’ve never had your own horse, and you want to actually bring a horse home and keep it full time, then you will need some …

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Owning A Racehorse Is An Expensive Hobby

How To Buy A Racehorse: Dos And Don’ts

So, you love racing in all its forms, you’ve got a bit of cash to spare, and you want to get even further into the world of racing. Why not look into how to buy a racehorse? This can be a very rewarding thing, both financially if your horse does well, and in terms of …

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Horses & Humans

Horse Polo: Fast, Furious, Great Fun

Hose polo has been around for centuries. It is fast and furious, and great fun! It requires a lot of athleticism from the horses, and stamina, as well as the ability to turn very quickly, think on their feet and run very fast. It is also a test of the rider; they need to be …

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What Is Three Day Eventing?

There are a great many different types of horse competition out there, and you would be forgiven for being a little confused about which is which! Three day eventing is a tough ask for most horses, but it is fantastic to watch and incredibly rewarding financially for the winners at the top levels. Here is …

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