Horses are remarkably intelligent and beautiful creatures which have been bred by humans for a multitude of purposes for hundreds of years. Here are some of the world's most unusual equine breeds.
The Thoroughbred holds one of the oldest recorded pedigrees. There exists ongoing concern that the ever-narrowing gene pool of the Thoroughbred may be restricting genetic progress both athletically and reproductively, and contributing to an eventual increased frequency of heritable disease.
When looking for a horse, how big a horse do you need? How much weight can a horse safely carry? It's more complicated than a simple rule of thumb.
How many different kinds of horse whip are there? The answer is . . . quite a few, all of them designed for different disciplines and purposes.
When it comes to horses and other equines, few people understand the true definitions of sensitive topics such as neglect, abuse, or cruelty. Much less often do individuals know how to identify the warning signs of mistreatment or which steps to take next.
Gentle breaking a horse for riding is an art. If you take the time to train your horse with love and care, you will have a loving companion for life.
Riding horses is nothing less than magical. There is absolute joy in feeling their powerful muscles respond to your every wish and command. Whether you are ambling along a country lane, galloping across a white sand beach, or taking a tight turn as...
While the advantages of owning a horse in the eyes of a horse lover can be various, the disadvantages often will be hidden under a veil of idealization. Indeed, passion may cover up some major flaws that come along owning the noble equine, yet...
What is the right way to take care of a rescue horse? What health and behavioral problems should you expect? How should they be fed and should they be quarantined, and why?
Riding bareback is fun, but not all horses are built for it. How do you handle it when your horse has a bony spine and high withers?
Whether you are choosing a horse to learn horseback riding on, looking for a horse to buy, or just feeding your equine obsession, learning about horse breeds and their temperaments will give you deeper insight into our equine friends.
Horse colic can be caused by several factors including worms, which are one of the major causes of colic in horses. We'll go over the various worms, medications, and worming schedules here.
Ponies are beautiful animals. They are part of the equine family. They come in a variety of breeds which all carry different attributes and likings. Ponies also makes great pets.
Find out information on breeding horses, including videos and information on how to get started with a mating program. Watch horse mating, breeding and pregnancy videos.
Every noble steed deserves a special name to reflect its personality and style. I will present you with a list of different names that I think are fitting and well-chosen.
Horses come in all kinds of personalities. Some horses (and mules) are simply stubborn or lazy, refusing to go forward (sometimes in the face of significant persuasion). How do you deal with this?
Superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) injuries are a substantial source of lameness and diminished athleticism within the equine athletic industry. Mesenchymal stem cells have become a topic of interest for use in the therapy of orthopedic injuries in athletic horses.
What do you do if your horse bucks? Why is he doing it? Is he deliberately trying to get you off or not?
The Marwari horse is a beautiful steed native to India. Marwaris are recogniseable by their curled ears and lean frame.
Some practical ways to afford a horse at any age! Learn where to look for a horse, and where to look for affordable tack. Most importantly, learn how to save on board and other expenses.
Saddle soap keeps leather saddles and horse tack clean and supple. Save money by making your own. Here are both a traditional recipe using lye and a more modern safer home recipe that does not use lye.
Safety tips for ensuring child safety with horses and horseback riding. Horse pictures and horse riding videos included!
Rain rot, or rain scald, is a bacterial skin infection that is common in horses, particularly in humid, wet weather. The correct veterinary term is "dermatophilosis." Rain rot thrives in a moist, warm atmosphere and is more common in the spring and...
Horses are magnificent animals that deserve a good name no matter what they are used for. Give your beloved pet a name that others won't soon forget, even if they don't compete in the Kentucky Derby.
Some horses definitely prefer to turn to one side. If your horse is like this, then why? And how can you fix it?
Arabian horses are a great breed of horse to care for and to ride. But they can be temperamental and if you don't start out right with them then they will walk all over you.
Miniature horses! You can't ride them, unless you are a miniature person. Driving is the way to go. In this first of a series, we will look at the most common vehicle for minis: the Easy Entry cart.
What does it mean to say a horse is "bridle lame?" What causes this problem and how can it be fixed?
Out of all horse breeds, the heaviest and tallest are often the most gentle and docile of all. To many travelers, riders, and workers, the heavy horse breeds are not only companions, they are friends.
What's so great about working with horses? An article about utilizing the horse as a source of power, based on my personal experiences using them to perform farm labor and other tasks.
Both purebreds and draft crossbreds such as the Sport horse are susceptible to certain health issues not so common in light horse breeds.
Sores in your horses mouth may be caused by a weed in the hay being fed to him. Pictures and video explain and identify those weeds that may be the culprit.
Abraham Lincoln, John Steinbeck, William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill and more. All the best and most memorable horse quotes from famous people throughout history
Do you have a horse that is prone to buck? This little setup might just do the trick to make him stop, or reduce the buck in him.
Anyone who has had an overdue mare can easily recognize these seven stages of foaling -- in themselves, that is. After nearly a year of waiting for the foal's arrival, we do get a bit impatient!
A martingale is a training aid designed to prevent a horse from throwing its head up so high it becomes dangerous. What different kinds of martingale are there, and when should they be used?
Get insider information from an American Quarter horse owner, two trainers and a vet about why the AQH makes an awesome pet.
Learn how to search through the ads, choose a trail worthy horse, and what to do before you finalize the sale.
How do you stop your saddle from slipping? This has been a problem for generations of horsemen and all kinds of solutions have been invented over the years.
Horses, like most species of ungulates, are social animals with complex social structures and hierarchies. This article will discuss the basics of equine social behaviors within the herd, and how factors such as age, gender, and the environment play a role.
Knowing what to expect during your mare's pregnancy and the foal's birth can be life-saving to both the dam and the foal.
While clover slobbers is not life-threatening, severe problems can arise if the horse is exposed to the infected clover for a long period of time, including colic and founder.
Amazing horse quotes from famous people and celebrities including Benjamin Disraeli, J.D. Salinger, Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, W. C. Fields and many more.
When you decide to breed your miniature horse there are several things to consider before you actually breed your mare. Breeding miniature horses carries a certain amount of risk for the mare, the stud, and the foal. If you have a very dear pet then...
There are many causes for nosebleeds in horses. Some causes of equine epistaxis can be detrimental to the health of your horse. Learn to recognize the symptoms of these serious health conditions.
Tips for preparing your property before bringing a horse home. Do you have good fencing? What kind of barn should you build? Be ready and don't get caught out.
In this article you will learn the signs and symptoms of colic and ulcers. You will learn what causes them, and how to treat these chronic conditions that are popular among our equine athletes.
Before the last Abaco Barb died, samples were taken with an intent to clone her. Can and should we clone an extinct horse breed?
Congratulations! You're about to experience one of the most rewarding experiences of horse ownership: the arrival of your long-awaited foal. Here's what you should have on hand.
Rare horse breeds like the Caspian and the American Cream Draft face extinction if the conservation efforts in place are not successful. Learn more about these beautiful and rare horses with facts, maps, images and videos.
Horses bite? Sadly, they can and do. How do you keep from getting bitten? Read to discover ways to handle a horse that is prone to nipping.
Horses are one of the most majestic creatures to ever run on this planet, and they deserve a name as magnificent as they are!
Learning how to handle horses takes time. They are perceptive animals with a different set of sensibilities than cats or dogs. Here are a few guidelines that will make interaction more rewarding .
The floor in a stock/horse trailer does not last forever. It must be replaced BEFORE it rots. When the wood floor rots it can break through at anytime when weight is applied to it. Tragedies...
Horse training tips for calming a nervous horse, along with tips for preventing a hot horse. Discount calming supplements for sale, too. Videos included.
Learn basic training from foal to three year old, including haltering, tieing, leading, saddling, biting, and ground work. This is just an overview of the very basics a foal needs to know.
Does your horse throw its head in the air when you try to bridle it? Or turn its back on you when it sees the bit? What causes this problem and how can it be fixed?
Why do people breed mules? What are they useful for? Are there any other equine hybrids - and why? What makes a mule better than a horse, or worse?
Few horses run faster or farther than the majestic hot-blooded Arabian horse. Discover interesting facts about Arabian horses that may surprise you.
Being a therapy horse is hard work. Does your horse have what it takes to keep special riders safe, happy, and learning?
Rain rot is a common and highly contagious skin infection that occurs in pets, livestock, and wild animals. Proper treatment, causes, and prevention are discussed, as well as product recommendations.
Horses are known for their beautiful, flowing tails. Why do they have a tail so unlike other equids? And what do they do with it?
Are we doing the horse a favor putting a jacket on him when it is cold outside? I should think not. It is quite the opposite.
Look here for a list of the best Native American horse names and their meanings. These beautiful, unique names would work wonderfully for Appaloosas, Morgans, Paints, Mustangs, Standarbreds and other American breeds.