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The Best Horse Breeds for Jumping

The Best Horse Breeds for Jumping

Most horses are capable of jumping a small jump. But when it comes to needing a horse to participate in jumping regularly, it is best to look at specific breeds. Modern jumping horses have developed over decades of careful breeding. Within certain breeds, there can […]

The Lusitano – Ancient & Majestic Portuguese Horse

The Lusitano – Ancient & Majestic Portuguese Horse

The Lusitano Horse originates in Portugal and is one of the oldest horse breeds in the world. In fact, today’s Lusitano still carries DNA that follows the maternal line back to the Early Neolithic wild horses of the Iberian Peninsula. Scientific research believes that the […]

 13 Tips for Loading a Difficult to Load Horse

 13 Tips for Loading a Difficult to Load Horse

How well a horse loads and travels is always a key consideration at purchase, after all, if the horse won’t travel happily then this can cause huge issues if you want to train or compete or even just go to the vets. Why are some […]

6 Tips To Help You Gallop Safely

6 Tips To Help You Gallop Safely

“In riding a horse, we borrow freedom. (Helen Thompson).” Galloping is seen as the ultimate attempt to capture this freedom. When the good weather arrives, so does the desire to head out into the open and experience the magical feeling of a galloping horse. But […]

How to Catch a Hard-to-Catch Horse

How to Catch a Hard-to-Catch Horse

Horses can be hard to catch for lots of different reasons and this problem is certainly one of the most frustrating and unwelcome aspects of horse behavior.  Working out why the horse is hard to catch can help solve the problem but not always.  Like […]

Horse Diagram – The Main Body Parts of a Horse

Horse Diagram – The Main Body Parts of a Horse

The chances are that you may know the name of some if not most of a horses body parts. Knowing the body parts is key to good horsemanship and everyone who cares and regularly interacts with horses such have a basic understanding of the main […]

4 Common Hand Problems and How to Fix Them

4 Common Hand Problems and How to Fix Them

Contact or, more precisely, the contact with the horse’s mouth is one of the great keys and yet one of the most complex mysteries of riding all at the same time.  An even elastic contact is what all the trainers and competitors talk about. However […]

8 interesting Facts about the Kiger Mustang

8 interesting Facts about the Kiger Mustang

The Kiger Mustang is a strain of mustang that are found in one particular region in the United States. They are one of the best known horses that are bred in the wild. Their unique genetic makeup, coloring, and other impressive physical traits along with […]

7 Qualities of a Great Horse Rider

7 Qualities of a Great Horse Rider

What makes a great rider? Is it something that some people are born with or is it more to do with knowledge and skill acquired through lots of practice? It is also worth nothing that the  definition of a great rider is very subjective. To […]

25 Stunning Names for Your Gray Mare

25 Stunning Names for Your Gray Mare

Gray colouring is common in many horse breeds. It is estimated that approximately one in ten horses carry a mutation in their genetics which means they will grey with age. Different breeds and individuals within these breeds can take different amounts of time to grey […]