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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 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 unique, …

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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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What Is a Grulla Colored Quarter Horse? 5 Quick Facts

My granddaughter pointed out a muscular horse with a shiny blue-tinted coat and dark legs and asked, “what coat color is that.” The horse’s owner overheard her question and quickly answered, “it’s a grulla quarter horse,” and walked away. Of course, she raised her eyebrows and inquired, “what’s a grulla.” A grulla quarter horse has …

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Quarter Horses, Are They a Good Breed for Beginner Riders?

Quarter horses are primarily used for racing and rodeoing where I live, and because of this, many seem anxious. My neighbor is concerned they be too high strung for beginner riders. I suggested he should learn more about the Quarter horse breed. Quarter horses are perfect for beginner riders. They are typically calm and level-headed …

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What Horse Breeds Have Long Hair: Long Manes and Tails?

We recently saw a beautiful horse with long hair prancing around an arena. It had a colorful coat, a long mane covering its neck and tail hair that flowed to the ground. My grandson asked me what kind of horses have long hair, so I decided to research his question. Horse breeds with long hair …

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