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8 Japanese Horse Breeds That You Should Learn About

When you think of Japan, chances are you think of sushi, geisha girls, beautiful calligraphy and groves of flowering cherries. Horses probably are not the first thing you think of Japan exporting, but they have a grand total of eight native horse breeds. Let’s learn a little more about these Japanese horse breeds. Dosanko This …

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10 Russian Horse Breeds You May (Not) Have Heard Of

Russia is well known for many things. Vodka, extreme cold, being the largest country in the world, and many other interesting facts. It has also turned out some of the most well known and best loved horses of today! There are quite a few Russian horse breeds that are native to this vast country, so …

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Tobiano Vs Overo Vs Tovero Horses

Although these sound like different breeds of horse, these three “breeds” are actually just coat colors, which can occur in a whole lot of horse breeds. They are more common in some breeds than in others, but most often occur in a few specific breeds like the Pinto, the Paint horses and certain Cob types, …

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How To Convince Your Parents To Get A Horse

We’ve all been there. You have been having riding lessons since you were tiny, you regularly ride out with the local riding school or instructor, or maybe you are lucky enough to borrow a friend’s horse. You know everything there is to know about horses, you know you are responsible enough to own one – …

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6 Irish Horse Breeds That You Should Know

Ireland is well renowned for its horses, and produces some of the best, highest quality racing, riding and driving horses which are exported across the world. Ireland has no less than six native horse breeds, each with their own individual characteristics and uses. Let’s have a little look at the Irish horse breeds that originate from …

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Shetland Pony Vs Miniature Horse

When you think of horses, chances are you think of the really big ones. But spare a thought for the tiny ones too! Little horses are incredibly versatile and have many uses, from being the obvious choice for mount for children, to driving, showing, keeping as pets and all sorts of other things. If you’re …

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Why Do Horses Have Manes And Tails?

Horses manes and tails are very beautiful, but what purpose do they serve? Why do some horses have thin manes and tails and others have thick, luxuriant ones? In this article, we explore these questions and more. Manes Are Beautiful And Functional You may have noticed that some wild horses, zebras and donkeys have short …

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Tennessee Walking Horse Vs American Saddlebred

If you are looking to get yourself an unusual horse, with a very comfortable pace of riding for long distances, why not have a look at the Tennessee Walking Horse vs American Saddlebred? Both these horses were developed into what we know and love today in America, and they share some similar ancestry and characteristics. …

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Lusitano Vs Andalusian Horse: What’s The Difference?

It can be tricky to know what sort of horse you are looking for, even if you spend a lot of time researching the different breeds, as some of them are pretty similar! Take the Lusitano vs Andalusian, for instance – both eye catching horses with a lot of things in common, but enough differences …

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What Is Breakaway Roping?

Breakaway roping is a gentler style of calf roping that doesn’t include tying the calf. This style of roping (others are, for example, team roping) is open to cowboys and cowgirls of all ages. The skills needed for successful breakaway roping include: Excellent horsemanship Finely honed roping skills (practised with a roping dummy, for example) …

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