how do I build my horse's topline

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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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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