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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.

Felt Cowboy Hats: When Should You Wear Them? 2022 Top Picks

My grandfather was a man who never walked outside without wearing his cowboy hat. He wore two types, straw and felt; looking back on those days; I often wonder how he chose which one to wear. Of course, there were rules for this sort of thing – and I wonder if they are still followed …

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Girl Horses: What to Call a Female Horse at Different Ages

When I told my friend about the five young horses we bought, he asked me what gender they were. When I told my friend that three of the horses were fillies, he then wondered why they’re called “filly” instead of “mare?” Young female horses less than four years old are called “fillies,” while their older …

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Why Do Cowboy Boots Hurt My Feet: What You Can Do About It

I recently ordered my daughter a pair of cowboy boots, and after wearing them one time, she boxed them up and asked me to mail them back because they hurt her feet. I agreed, but first, I wanted to know why they were hurting her feet because some issues would work out with time. One …

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What Kind of Jeans Do Cowboys Wear?

We have an annual award ceremony for the kids participating in our local horse riding competition. My grandson expects to be awarded his first buckle this year, so he definitely wants to dress like a cowboy and wear the right kind of jeans. Most real cowboys wear Wrangler cowboy cut original jeans. These are the …

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Man O’ War: Was He the Greatest or Fastest Horse to Race?

There have been many great horses that have raced over the years. Some were faster than others, but there was one horse who is often considered to be the greatest of them all – Man o’ War. In addition to being one of the most successful horses ever, Man o War is also considered to …

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Gaited Horses: What They Are and Why They’re Popular

We have a friend that trains horses and he called us over to watch one of his gaited horses work. I was excited because we don’t often see these types, but my grandson wasn’t enthusiastic about going at all – he asked “what exactly are gaited horses?” Gaited horses are a special breed of horse …

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Barn Ventilation and Fan Placement: Keep Your Horses Cool

Summertime means hot weather, and for horse owners, that often means dealing with a sweaty horse. Proper ventilation is key to keeping your horses healthy and comfortable, and fans can help circulate air throughout the barn to create a cooler environment. The best way to ventilate your horse barn is by making sure it has …

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How Fast Does a Horse Travel in Different Gaits?

I recently led a trail ride on my gelding, and he walked so fast that some of the slower horses had to trot to keep up. When we stopped for a break, my grandson asked, “how fast does your horse walk?” Which began a long discussion about how fast horses travel in different gaits. Gait …

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Black Horse: Breeds, Temperament, and Myths

There is something special and alluring about black horses. Perhaps it is their mysterious air or the fact that they are slightly rarer than other colors of horses. Whatever the reason, there is no doubt that black horses have a certain appeal. There are many myths and misconceptions about black horse breeds. This blog post …

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