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When Do Racehorses Retire? Plus 7 Things They Do After Racing

Retired racehorses are an excellent choice for equestrians of all levels and are extremely popular trail riding, dressage, and barrel racing horses. As such, I get asked all the time when a specific horse is going to retire from racing. In general, racehorses retire between eight and ten years old. However, it’s challenging to know …

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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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Barrel Racing: What is the Best Horse Breed for You?

I often look at barrel horse prospects with my friend and his daughter. We never agree on the same horse, and this made me wonder what traits should I focus on when choosing the best barrel horse for her. The best barrel horse is athletic, smart, fast, and has sound conformation. The best breed in …

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Are Quarter Horses the World’s Best Horse Breed?

My grandson and I recently went to Evangeline downs racetrack to watch our friends Quarter horse race. He was pretty excited watching the horse breed he rides, racing, and asked if Quarter horses are the best horses in the world. Quarter horses have good temperaments, are durable, hardy, fast, and smart. There is no other …

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