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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.

The Best Ankle Cowboy Boots: Men and Women- 2022 Top Picks

I wear traditional cowboy boots but decided to order a pair of ankle boots. After they were delivered, I headed out to my horse. My new boots felt great as I walked around the barn. Then it was time to saddle up my horse. We took off and rode for hours and my new boots …

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Why Do Horse Riders Post? A Beginners Guide With 6 Tips

If you are in the beginning stages of horse riding, you may wonder why it’s important to post in the trot, you may be lucky enough to have an older horse that sits as comfortably as a sofa, and you can easily sit the trot. Still, I have ridden many different horses, and not all …

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Barb Horse: History, Colors, and Characteristics.

While reading about the Thoroughbred foundation stallion, the Godolphin Arabian, I learned he may have been a barb. Since I wasn’t really familiar with this breed I researched its history and uses and found a lot of interesting information. The Barb horse is one of the oldest equine breeds in the world. They are known …

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What Kind of Horses Did Cowboys Ride In the Old West?

There was a time when the American West was wild and lawless. Cowboys roamed the land, pushing cattle, and defending their territory. Their lives were rough, and they depended on their horses to help them survive. So, what kind of horses did cowboys ride in the old west? The American Quarter Horse was the breed …

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Is a Gooseneck Horse Trailer Safer Than a Bumper Pull?

When it comes to hauling your horse, you want to make sure that you’re using a trailer that is safe and reliable. There are two main types of horse trailers on the market today: gooseneck and bumper pull. So, which one is the better option? In general, gooseneck trailers are safer than bumper pull trailers. …

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Why Do Cowboys Wear Chaps? A Comprehensive Guide

I was at a local rodeo to see my sister compete in the barrel racing event and I couldn’t help but notice the chaps that all the bull riders were wearing. It made me think about the origins of the chaps and why they were introduced. I decided to share what I learned.  Cowboys wear …

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Fetlock Boots: Why You Should Use Them on Your Horses

Horses have more boots than me and most of their owners. There are bell boots to protect heels from overreaching back legs. There are boots for traveling and others for hanging out in their stall. There are turnout boots for horses that play exuberant games in the paddock, or some just wear brushing boots. Then …

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