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3 Types of Horses You Should Know, Plus 5 Different Kinds

On a cool morning, my grandson and I watched our horses play when we noticed his cousins’ Belgian approach the group of smaller Thoroughbreds, and calmly looked around. Seeing these horses together prompted us to discuss the different types of horses. The primary types of horses you should know are draft horses, warmbloods, and hot-blooded …

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7 Fascinating Facts about the Horse Breeds of India.

I’ve always been fascinated by the native horse breeds of India. They seem to symbolize the historical and cultural value humans worldwide attach to horses. Sadly, these native horse breeds aren’t very well-recognized outside of India, and many are critically endangered. The Marwari, Kathiawari, Manipuri, Spiti, Zaniskari, and Bhutia are the native horse breeds of …

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The Origin, History, and Uses of the Horse in Europe.

We all know that horses are a big part of European history. But, what about their origin? What is the true story behind these majestic animals? Did they always live in Europe, or did they come from somewhere else? Horses aren’t native to Europe, according to most scholars. The earliest fossil discoveries of Eohippus, the …

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Horse Ownership for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

Horses can be a great way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. They are also a source of exercise, meaning you will look and feel better. This article is all about getting started with horses: from what they eat to how much space they need. Get ready to saddle up because I’m covering …

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What Horses Are Used For Polo? 4 Popular Polo Pony Breeds.

While watching a polo match, I was amazed at the athletic ability and tenacity of the horses. Although the horses possessed similar skills, it was apparent that they were different breeds, which made me wonder what horses can be used to play polo? Horses used in polo are called polo ponies, and the four primary …

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What Are the Best Gaited Horse Breeds? The Top 6

My son has a fascination with gaited horses and is interested in riding the best-gaited horse breeds. After helping him research different gaited breeds, I decided to share the useful information we learned. The best-gaited horse breeds include Paso Fino, American Saddlebred, the Icelandic horse, the Tennessee Walking Horse, the Racking Horse, and Missouri Foxtrotter. …

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Are Fjord Horses Good for Beginners? Breed Characteristics

A friend has been looking at Fjord horses for his son, a beginner rider. He saw some pictures of the horse breed and fell in love with their unique appearance. But are Fjord horses a good breed for beginner riders? Fjord horses are ideal for beginner riders; they are powerful, hardy, intelligent, and have an …

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Paint Horse Types, Colors, Pictures, and 6 Fun Facts.

American Paints horses are an eye-catching splash of equine colors. The variety of colors and their locations makes me wonder if the patterns are haphazard or have a specific design and what colors can be in their coats. Paint horse colors are a mixture of white with any other equine color. Their coat designs are …

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What Is the Average Weight of an Adult Horse? 4 Weighing Tips

Recently a trainer took a horse to the LSU vet clinic for surgery, and before the procedure, they told us how much the horse weighed. We were stunned. It weighed way more than either of us could have guessed. Which made me wonder, what does an average horse weigh? An adult horse’s average weight is …

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Halter Horses: What Are They Used for? Can You Ride Them?

My grandson is quite curious by nature, so when he saw a horse show exhibiting halter horses, he wanted to know everything about them. So, I did my research, and here is what I found. Halter horses are a class of horses bred explicitly for use in showmanship. They are muscular and well-groomed and have …

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