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Miles Henry

I love animals! Especially horses, I've been around them most of my life but I am always learning more and enjoy sharing with others. I have bought, sold, and broke racehorse yearlings. I have raised some winning horses and had some that didn't make it as racehorses, so we trained them in other disciplines.

Best Men’s Jeans for Horse Riding – 2022 Top 7 Picks

When it comes to horseback riding, jeans are a popular choice for many men. They are practical, durable, and comfortable, making them ideal for spending long hours in the saddle. They’ve been around since the 1870s and have been a favorite of cowboys and horse riders ever since. Jeans designed for riding horses are usually …

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Seattle Slew: One of the Greatest Racehorses of All Time

I recently did a lot of research to write an article on the greatest racehorses of all time. One horse that really stood out was Seattle Slew. He was not only a talented horse but had an interesting story. So I decided to share his story in more detail. Seattle Slew was bred in Kentucky …

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Police Horses: Breeds and Why They’re Still Used Today

The horse has been a trusty companion of humans for centuries, and today they still play an essential role in many aspects of our lives. One such role is in law enforcement, where horses are used to help patrol and control crowds. But what kind of horse is best suited for this job? Various horse …

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What Horses Did Mongols Ride During Genghis Khan’s Reign?

The Mongols were nomadic people who conquered much of Asia and parts of Europe in the 13th under the leadership of Ghengis Khan. A large part of their success can be attributed to the horses they rode. But what kind of horses were these? Genghis Khan’s army rode into battle on their native Mongolian horses. …

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Which Is Better for Trail Riding: A Horse or Motorcycle?

There are many different ways to enjoy the great outdoors. For some, nothing beats the feeling of exploring on horseback. Others prefer the thrill and excitement of hitting the trails on a motorcycle. But which is better for trail riding: a horse or motorcycle? For trail riding, horses get the nod over motorcycles. While motorcycles …

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9 Cowboy Hat Styles: Their Shapes, Purposes, and History

I came back from vacation wearing a gambler-style cowboy hat. My grandson asked me what kind of hat I was wearing; when I told him it was a cowboy hat, he disagreed. Showing me his straw Stetson, he said this is the only real cowboy hat there is. This prompted me to educate him on …

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Horse Riding Helmets: Types, Features, Safest Styles

Many people don’t wear helmets when horse riding, which is a mistake. Whether you’re a casual rider or a competitive equestrian, a helmet can help protect you from some severe head injuries in the event of a fall. But there are different horseriding helmets, so how do you know which one is right for you? …

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What is a Grade Horse? Definitions, Uses, and More

We have been trying to find a good barrel horse for our grandkids. We typically only look at quarter horses but ran across some intriguing grade-horse prospects. When I told my grandson about them, he asked what a “grade horse is.” A grade horse, simply put, is any horse that isn’t purebred. In other words, …

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Horse Riding Gear: What a Beginner Needs to Get Started

My neighbor just moved into his new place, and he’s talking about buying a horse for his daughter. But before making such an important decision, and since he’s not familiar with horses, he came to our place to find out what they’ll need to get her started riding. Essential horse riding gear includes clothes that …

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