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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.

Bowed Tendons: Causes, Treatment, & Expected Outcomes

I took my family on a tour of the barns after we watched some young horses work at the training center. While there our youngest child asked why a groom was running cold water over a horse’s lower legs – the trainer told us the horse bowed a tendon, which raised even more questions. A …

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Incredible Horse Racing Facts. Number 6 Will Blow Your Mind!

It has been nearly four centuries since formal horse racing was developed and over this time, there have been some amazing horse racing facts that you might not know about but should. I’m going to share with you critical information about horse racing, racing personalities, and the most important players in the game – thoroughbred …

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Equine Therapy – Programs, Purposes, & Certifications

I find spending time with horses therapeutic; it forces me to focus on the present instead of dwelling in the past or thinking about future possibilities. So when my friend told me about equine therapy programs for people suffering from mental or physical ailments, it piqued my interest immediately. Equine therapy highlights the positive aspects …

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How To Transport Your Horse and Prevent Shipping Fever

Whether for competition, trail rides, or doctoring, your horse will need to go somewhere. So make sure you know how to haul them safely and understand the risks of shipping fever so that they return home healthy. When hauling horses, ensure you have the appropriate truck and trailer combination. Perform a pre-trip safety check of …

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Are Horses and Dogs Related? Plus Other Fun Facts

My grandson and I were working with his dog when he pointed out how we use similar training methods on horses. This was the first time it hit me that maybe dogs aren’t so different from horses – and I began to wonder if they’re related. Horses and dogs are related, but you have to …

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Best Polo Wraps for Horses and Why You Need to Use Them

Polo wraps are essential leg protection we keep in our tack room and horse trailer. If you are unsure what a polo wrap is, it’s basically like an Ace bandage but specifically designed for horses’ legs. It’s used primarily when the horse needs extra support or protection for its leg. Polo wraps should be comfortable …

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Women’s Riding Tights and Leggings: 10 Best & Buying Guide

No one can deny the allure of riding tights and leggings. They are a wardrobe staple among equestrian women, who wear them for practicality and style points. The modern iteration is designed with unique fabrics perfect for those who want to look good and be comfortable in the saddle – which means you’ll never regret …

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Horse Water Trough: What you need to know & 5 Best Options

Every morning we wake and go to the barn to feed our horses, wash out their water buckets and refill them with fresh water. For those in the pasture, I check the troughs’ water level and add more if needed. Your animal’s water containers must be durable, clean, and safe. The best horse water troughs …

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Best Horse Names: Meaningful & Unique for Males & Females

The best horse names are those that capture your horse’s essence and push your creativity. I included different types of names, so hopefully, you can find one to meet your needs. Here are the best horse names for male and female horses. Best Male Horse Names Why it’s on my list Best Female Horse Names …

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Shetland Pony: Height, Colors, and Temperaments

My friend has a ranch with horses and ponies. His kids’ favorite is a Shetland pony, retired from working in traveling shows who’s always eager to go on any adventure; however, my Shetland is stubborn and doesn’t like leaving the pasture at all. The differences between these two made me wonder which one of our …

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