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Can You Ride a Belgian Draft Horse and Are They Gaited?

Our neighbor owns a pair of massive Belgians they use to pull their trail wagons. Recently, my grandson was watching the horses and asked if a person could ride a Belgian. I thought it was a good question to research since we’ve never seen anyone ride our neighbor’s horses. Belgians can be ridden, and some …

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How Far Can a Horse Travel in a Day? Plus Fastest 100 Miles.

We rode horses all day in Bogue Chitto State Park but didn’t travel too far from our starting point. The trails were rough and winding, but our ride made me wonder how far can a horse travel in a day. A horse can travel 100 miles in a day if it’s a fit endurance competitor. …

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Do Thoroughbreds Make Good Trail Riding Horses?

Thoroughbreds are best known for their racing prowess; however, many off-track thoroughbreds are retrained in other disciplines. So the question arises, do thoroughbreds make good trail riding horses? Generally, Thoroughbreds don’t make good trail riding horses, especially for beginner riders. They spook easily, are high-strung, and aren’t surefooted. A typical Thoroughbred is athletic, intelligent, and a …

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What Are Friesian Horses Used For? 5 Uses That May Surprise!

Friesian horses are majestic creatures, with long flowing manes and tails. They are beautiful to view, but what are they used for? Friesian horses are used for dressage, trail riding, and pulling carriages. Because of their elegant looks and even temperament, they are also frequently used in movies and television. Friesian horses aren’t just pretty; …

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Are Thoroughbreds Good Horses? Let’s Explore This Breed

When you think about horse racing, the breed of horse that comes to mind is thoroughbred. These horses are legendary racers, but are they good horses? Thoroughbreds are good horses; they have superb agility, fantastic speed, and an exceptional spirit. Although best known as racehorses, they excel in many other equine activities. Thoroughbreds are feisty, …

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The Clydesdale Horse Breed, Are They Too Big To Ride?

Every Mardi Gras, we watch the Clydesdale horses pull wagons through the streets of New Orleans. Seeing the horses up close made me wonder if they’re too big for a person to ride, so I decided to research the Clydesdale breed to find out. Clydesdale horses aren’t too big to ride. Although Clydesdales are huge …

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