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General horse information, from the history of the horse to a look at different breeds.

Horse Stall Mats: When They’re Needed plus Costs and Types

A friend recently asked me about the use of stall mats. They told me they had seen them in stalls with clay floors and wondered if this is necessary or just more waste of their money, so I researched it. Horse stall mats are needed when you have hard flooring in your stalls. These durable …

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Horse Characteristics: Physical, Behavior, and Fun Facts.

It’s fascinating to know that all horses have common characteristics, yet they may be raised differently and have different uses. Horses are individuals, but when you get down to basics, physical and behavioral characteristics apply universally to all horses. Many characteristics make horses unique and interesting; they have physical traits like hoofs, huge eyes, and …

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Horses and Colors: Which They Fear, Hate, and See Best

Kids always have the best questions about horses, and one that I often get is what color do they see better than others. This led to more questions about horses and colors, like which one scares them most and what is their favorite color? Horses are able to identify colors such as yellow, blue, and …

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The Brindle Horse: Color Patterns, Rarity, and Breeds

My granddaughter quickly pointed out a horse with a brindle color coat competing in a barrel race. She had lots of questions about it – like what breeds can have this pattern and how rare are they? I told her that I wonder about these things too, so we should learn about them together! Brindle …

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Horse Quotes: Short, Inspirational, and Some by Famous People

I love reading quotes about horses and sometimes lose myself for hours browsing the internet for gems. I figured others might do the same, so I put together some of my favorites horse quotes to share with you. From Winston Churchill’s thoughts on how riding horses makes you feel to Shakespeare’s view on the value …

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Horse Names: The 10 best names in 5 different categories!

Every horse owner wants to find the perfect name for their new companion. It’s not enough that the horse has a good temperament, is well-behaved, and looks great – it needs an awesome name too! Our list of top 10 names includes some basic classics as well as more unique options. So what are the …

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Horse Terms Related to Riding, Racing, and Betting

The equestrian world is one with its own language. There are plenty of terms to keep track of when it comes to riding, racing, and betting, but if you’re interested in getting involved with horses, then knowing the terminology can make the process much easier. Basic horse riding terms are gait, canter, and trot. In …

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Horse Temperament: What Is The Best For a Beginner Rider?

In order to make the best decision when choosing a horse for a beginner rider, you must consider its temperament. This is because a well-tempered horse is easier for beginners to control and train. But what temperament is best for a novice rider? The best temperament for a beginner horse has the perfect mix of …

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Horse Sports: The Most Common and Most Dangerous

Horses and humans have a long history of working together, so it should come as no surprise that the world has enjoyed equestrian sports for centuries. Anyone who’s seen horse racing or polo knows just how thrilling these games can be! The most common horse sport is jumping, which requires a horse and rider to …

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