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Is Horseback Riding a Sport? 5 Events Provide The Answer.

After a full day of horseback riding, my neighbor complained about sore muscles and said his body felt like it does after playing a strenuous sport. His tone implied that he doesn’t consider horseback riding a sport, and I felt stung by his words. But is he right? Horseback riding is a sport; it requires …

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Is Dressage Cruel to Horses? the Sport and Training Examined

I’m always amazed at the grace and precision between horses and riders in dressage competitions. To reach this level of beauty and precision takes immense effort, but are they pushed too hard, is dressage cruel to the animals? Many horses compete at the highest level of dressage and are not treated cruelly. However, some dressage …

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Irish Sport Horses, Are These Warmbloods Good for Beginners

Irish Sport Horses are powerful, athletic, and versatile. They’re willing workers with intelligence. But are these warmbloods the right horse for you? Are they suitable for beginning riders? Irish Sport Horses are typically good beginner horses. A traditional Irish Sport Horse is an offspring from a Thoroughbred and Irish Draught Horse cross. But be aware …

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