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A look at the characteristics of different breeds of horses.

Amish Horses: Breeds, Treatment, and Uses.

I was driving through the rural countryside of Pennsylvania when I saw a family traveling on a road. Seeing them up close was a unique experience, and I wanted to know more about Amish horses. The most common horse breeds used by the Amish are Standardbreds, American Saddlebreds, Belgians, and Percherons. Standardbred horses are ideal …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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