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Horseshoes Aren’t for Every Horse

Horseshoes on a Horse
Why do horses actually need horseshoes? We people have so many options when it comes to shoeing our feet.  We can wear special shoes for when we’re walking, running, and hiking.  Bowling, football, golf, tennis, baseball, basketball – you name the sport, and there’s a shoe for that.  There are little shoes for newborns and […] Read more »

5 Ways to Transform the Horse and Rider Bond

Horse rider bond
Updated on August 16, 2022. Horses are graceful, elegant, and fascinating creatures. As with any owner-animal relationship, encouraging a strong bond promotes better wellness for both rider and horse. However, there are ways to transform the relationship to even further increase your horse and rider bond. 1. The Power of Touch All grooming is a […] Read more »

Isn’t a Pony a Horse?

Pony vs. Horse
Have you been mistakenly calling baby horses ponies?  Baby equines of any type are foals, whereas a pony, well, that’s an equine that does not even qualify as being a horse!  At first glance, ponies may look like miniature horses, but upon inspection one can see several differences between their appearances.  First and foremost is […] Read more »

Fastest Horse Breeds

Fastest Horse Breeds
Longshot Rich Strike won the 2022 Kentucky Derby having crossed the finish line of the 1.25-mile track with a time of 2:02.61.  Only two horses have ever finished under the two-minute mark:  2001’s Monarchos and the 1973 record-setter Secretariat.  Secretariat (record holder for all three Triple Crown races), Monarchos, and Rich Strike are all of […] Read more »

Do Horses Lie Down to Sleep?

Horses Sleep Standing Up
Have you ever driven by a pasture only to see all the horses’ heads drooping down toward the ground?  You probably assumed horses get all their sleep standing up.  Unless you’ve worked or lived closely with horses, you may not be used to seeing them lying down, but it’s no cause for concern when you […] Read more »

What are Chestnuts on Horses?

What are Chestnuts on Horses
Many horse owners are aware that horses have chestnuts. Not as many of them, however, know that horses also have ergots on their legs. What are chestnuts and ergots? Why do horses have them? We’ll answer both of those questions and more in this post. What is a Chestnut on a Horse? A chestnut often […] Read more »

Horse Movies for Date Night

Once you’ve completed your chores for the evening, you must say goodnight to your horse and take care of your human needs! If you’re ready to kickback and spend some leisure time at home on date night, watch a horse movie alongside a close companion! Sharing your love of horses with the people you care […] Read more »

Checklist for First-Time Horse Owners

If you’re considering bringing a horse into your life for the first time, it’s wise to create a checklist that will help you organize how you’ll be spending your resources in the years ahead. As you plan your venture, it’s important to take into account the horse’s age, breed, and future purpose as you list […] Read more »

My Horse Has One Horsepower, Right?

Can your horse move a single pound over six miles in one minute? Would it be able to drag 1,000 pounds a few feet if given the same amount of time? How about a mere 100 pounds a few feet in six seconds? These are a few ways of looking at horsepower, and, yes, your […] Read more »

Przewalski’s Horse: The Last of the Wild Horses

In the mid-1880s, renowned Russian explorer Nikolay Przewalski discovered a species of horse that the scientific community had never seen before; later named Przewalski’s horse, researchers determined that it indeed was a species all of its own and, in fact, the last truly wild horse in existence. This formidable creature survived for thousands of years […] Read more »