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

How to Tell the Difference Between Bay and Chestnut Horses.

As I watched some horses go around on a walker, I thought they all were bays. But then I noticed one of them maintained the same brownish shade over its entire leg. This made me wonder if it was a bay or chestnut horse. Bay and chestnut horses often have similar reddish-brown coats, but only …

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The Reasons Why Wild Horses Don’t Need Horseshoes

I recently took my grandson to the Bureau of Land Management wild horse sale. He’s seen wild horses before, but I guess with age, he’s become more perceptive. He noticed that the wild horses at the sale didn’t have shoes, yet their feet looked healthy. So he asked me, “why don’t wild horses need shoes?” …

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Which Is Better for Trail Riding: A Horse or Motorcycle?

There are many different ways to enjoy the great outdoors. For some, nothing beats the feeling of exploring on horseback. Others prefer the thrill and excitement of hitting the trails on a motorcycle. But which is better for trail riding: a horse or motorcycle? For trail riding, horses get the nod over motorcycles. While motorcycles …

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Why Do Horse Riders Post? A Beginners Guide With 6 Tips

If you are in the beginning stages of horse riding, you may wonder why it’s important to post in the trot, you may be lucky enough to have an older horse that sits as comfortably as a sofa, and you can easily sit the trot. Still, I have ridden many different horses, and not all …

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Fetlock Boots: Why You Should Use Them on Your Horses

Horses have more boots than me and most of their owners. There are bell boots to protect heels from overreaching back legs. There are boots for traveling and others for hanging out in their stall. There are turnout boots for horses that play exuberant games in the paddock, or some just wear brushing boots. Then …

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What Are the Different Types of Western Saddles?

My grandson asked me how I decide which saddle to use? Being that I have several western saddles, it makes sense why he would ask. My answer was simple: it depends on what you’re going to be doing with your horse. There are many types of western saddles; some are designed for trail riding, while …

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Hay Protein Content: How It Affects a Horse’s Performance

It is no secret that horses need hay to perform their best. Hay is a necessary part of their diet, providing them with the fiber they need to keep their digestive system working correctly. But what many people don’t know is that different types of hay have different protein content levels, which can affect a …

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