Track Terms For Horses

20 Things You Didn’t Know About The Prix De l’Arc De Triomphe

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is France’s most famous flat race. If you have ever dabbled in the racing world then chances are you are already aware of it – it is one of the longest standing races in the racing calendar, and it attracts thousands of horses, trainers, jockeys and punters from around …

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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

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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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 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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Classifications Of Horse Racing

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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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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Rodeo Terms Explained: Terminology & Slang

Rodeo consist of seven separate, complex and unique events. Each event has its own rules and its own terminology. For this reason, the sport of rodeo as a whole is a rich source of interesting language and slang. When you go to a rodeo, if you’re not hip to this jive, you may have a …

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Tennessee Walking Horse Training Tips For Pleasure Riding

When you think of Tennessee Walking Horses, you may think of the extremely stylized, unnatural gaits and high pressure competition known as the “Big Lick”. If participating in this monetarily driven, cruel activity is your goal, this is not the article for you. In this article, we share smart tips to help you make the …

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Show Jumping

What Are The Best Horses For Show Jumping?

If you’re planning on taking up show jumping, you may be wondering if the horse you have possesses the right qualities to make a go of it, or if you’re shopping for a horse for show jumping, you may be wondering what qualities you should look for. In this article, we discuss the most important …

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