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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.

Male or Female Horse: The Pros and Cons of Each

My neighbor is shopping for a barrel horse to give his daughter. He knows we own geldings, stallions, and mares, so he asked me whether male or female horses are better? There is no definitive answer to whether male or female horses are better. Some people prefer geldings or mares because they tend to be …

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Women’s Equestrian Shirts for Western and English Riding

Every horseback rider knows the importance of a good, comfortable shirt. Horseback riding can be a strenuous activity, and you’ll want to make sure you’re wearing appropriate clothing that will keep you cool and comfortable. Women’s equestrian shirts are an essential piece of gear for both Western and English riders. There are many different styles …

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Appaloosa Horse Colors, Patterns, and Name Origin

Appaloosa horses are a breed known for their unique spotted coat. They are prized as loyal companions and versatile athletes and are often used in trail riding, rodeos, and other forms of competition. But did you know that every Appaloosa horse has a unique pattern of colors and markings? Their coats can be found in …

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Horse Quotes: About Life, Love, and Racehorses

Horses are beloved animals around the world, admired for their beauty, grace, and strength. Whether you’re horseback riding in an equestrian competition or simply enjoying their stunning physical presence from afar, horses evoke a sense of awe and wonder in all who see them. And yet, despite this admiration, we often know very little about …

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How Many Horse Breeds Are There in the World?

Do you know how many horse breeds there are in the world? I know there are many different types of horses in our community, including Fjords, Belgians, and of course, Quarter horses, and each one has its own unique look and personality. According to a study by the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, there is …

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Socks for Cowboy Boots: How to Choose the Right Pair

My grandson notices everything that goes on around him, and he’s not afraid to tell people what they should be doing or wearing. Today when I came home from work, my boy noticed I wore dress socks with my cowboy boots, and he burst into laughter before saying, “real cowboys don’t wear fancy socks.” There’s …

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How Many Acres of Land Does One Horse Need? 1, 5, or More?

My son is looking at some land to build a house and wants to ensure he has enough acreage to keep at least one horse. So, he did some research on the topic and also asked for my opinion. In general, most horses require at least one to two acres of land per horse. In …

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The 6 Most Expensive Horses in the World: What They’re Worth

While my grandson and I were visiting a horse farm recently, we started talking with one of their managers about prices, which quickly turned into a debate about the market. The conversation then shifted to the amount of money paid for the most expensive horses in the world. Some of the most expensive horses in …

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What Did Old West Cowboys Wear: Fashion of the Wild West

This year’s annual trail ride had a vintage feel to it, with riders dressed up in old west clothes such as wide-brim hats and chaps. My grandson was excited by all the fashionable cowboys but wondered if real cowboys back in the day actually dressed like this? Old West Cowboys were known for their flamboyant …

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The 13 Biggest Horse Races in the U.S.: The Ones to Watch

There is something special about horse racing. The excitement of watching these magnificent animals compete against each other is unlike any other sporting event. And in the United States, there are some truly great horse races that draw huge crowds from all over the country. Here are 13 of the biggest horse races to watch …

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