What is a Friesian Horse? [beautiful horse with an amazing heritage]
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What is a Friesian Horse? [beautiful horse with an amazing heritage]

The Friesian horse breed is a beautiful pure black horse that lacks any white markings. They are known for their thick manes and high knee action. They are widely popular for use in dressage and even in fantasy films and movies. Keep reading to learn all about the amazing Friesian horse! History Of The Friesian…

Where Did Mustang Horses Come From? [wild and free tracing their roots]
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Where Did Mustang Horses Come From? [wild and free tracing their roots]

Mustangs are descendants of horses brought to North America by Spanish Conquistadores in the 1500s. They are a symbol of freedom and joy to many.  Often called the Spanish Mustang, these beautiful and intelligent horses have fascinated horse lovers for decades. Keep reading as we discuss Mustang horses in depth covering their history, where they…

What is a Hackamore Bridle? [which bridle is best for your horse]
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What is a Hackamore Bridle? [which bridle is best for your horse]

A hackamore is a name given to different designs of bitless types of bridles. A traditional bosal or a mechanical hackamore has many pros as a horse riding tool that every equestrian should have.  The hackamore bridle is an alternative to a traditional horse bridle that is said to be most pleasant for a horse…

How To Clean A Horse Stall Fast [tips & tricks for  easily mucking a stall]
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How To Clean A Horse Stall Fast [tips & tricks for easily mucking a stall]

Cleaning a horse’s stall is one of the most important aspects of protecting the health and happiness of your horse. Keeping your barn in tip-top shape is required if you own a horse. This requires mucking the stalls (removing animal waste from the bedding), raking, cleaning, and more.  As horse people, we want to ensure…

What is a Warmblood Horse? [hotblood and coldblood horses explained]
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What is a Warmblood Horse? [hotblood and coldblood horses explained]

Warmblood horses are a beautiful and athletic style of horse that is used primarily in English disciplines and competitive equestrian sports. They are known for their lofty strides and excellence in dressage, stadium jumping, and eventing.  In addition, they are cherished by their owners for their calm temperaments. Keep reading to learn more about these…

What is a Shetland Pony? [small in size but mighty in spirit. is it a horse?]
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What is a Shetland Pony? [small in size but mighty in spirit. is it a horse?]

The Shetland pony is a small horse breed well-known for its stocky body and docile nature. The Shetland pony originated as a small horse breed native to the islands northeast off the coast of Scotland. It became a workhorse during the Industrial Revolution when its breed became popular. Today, the Shetland pony is a children’s…

Discover the Mighty Dogo Argentino [a fierce and loyal dog breed]
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Discover the Mighty Dogo Argentino [a fierce and loyal dog breed]

The Dogo Argentino is a beautiful, large, muscular dog that originates from Argentina originally bred for boar hunting in the late 1920s. This breed is unique, rare, and has a lot of unusual fascinating qualities.  In this article, we will discuss all the information you need to know to decide whether the Dogo Argentino dog…

How to Clean a Horse’s Hooves [step-by-step guide with pictures]
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How to Clean a Horse’s Hooves [step-by-step guide with pictures]

Paying special attention to cleaning your horse’s hooves is critical for horse owners when maintaining their equine hoof health.  Cleaning a horse’s hooves is a fairly simple process that almost anyone can do if they have the proper tools and techniques. A horse pick and brush are required. Gently lift the horse’s leg, inspect the…

Why Can’t You Pet Service Dogs? [everything you need to know about service dog etiquette]
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Why Can’t You Pet Service Dogs? [everything you need to know about service dog etiquette]

You should not pet service dogs because they are specially trained working dogs providing a vital role in assisting people with their disabilities.  What is a Service Dog? Service dogs can do amazing things. They help their handlers navigate their world, reach objects, stay mobile, and even help with mental health.  Service dogs are not…

What is a Bernedoodle? [Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle hybrid]
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What is a Bernedoodle? [Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle hybrid]

Bernedoodles are a hybrid breed between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. These are unique dogs known for their wonderful personalities and wavy coats. Though they aren’t recognized by the American Kennel Club, they do make excellent family dogs, even for those with small children.  Below, we’ll talk a bit about the history of…

Best Horse Breeds for Barrel Racing [5 top breeds with pictures]
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Best Horse Breeds for Barrel Racing [5 top breeds with pictures]

The best horse breeds for barrel racing are athletic, fast, and intelligent, which include the Quarter Horse, the Appaloosa, the Thoroughbred, the Paint Horse, the Arabian, and some other breeds. Barrel horses need a unique blend of traits to be a champion. Keep reading to learn a little more about each of these horse breeds…

What is a Border Collie? [is the border collie the world’s smartest dog?]
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What is a Border Collie? [is the border collie the world’s smartest dog?]

Border Collies are highly intelligent, highly active, friendly dogs that are known for their amazing ability to herd animals such as cattle and sheep. Border Collies are family-friendly pet choices that are full of energy and possess a happy disposition.  Keep reading to see why, if you are in the market for a new pet,…

What To Wear Horseback Riding [english and western horseback riding clothes for summer and winter]
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What To Wear Horseback Riding [english and western horseback riding clothes for summer and winter]

Horseback riding is an enjoyable pastime that anyone can participate in. First, you need to learn the basics of how to ride, and second, you need to know what to wear while riding! If it’s your first time riding a horse you may be unsure of what clothing to wear. There are lots of different…

Golden Retriever vs Yellow Lab [which breed is best for you]
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Golden Retriever vs Yellow Lab [which breed is best for you]

Finding the right dog for your home is important. Everyone has a different situation and taking the time to research the dogs you are interested in makes good sense.  Many people are intrigued with the Golden Retriever and the Yellow Lab as great family pets. These two dog breeds top the list of popular dog…

American Staffordshire Terrier Poodle Mix [pit bull poodle hybrid dog – the Staffypoo]
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American Staffordshire Terrier Poodle Mix [pit bull poodle hybrid dog – the Staffypoo]

The American Staffordshire Terrier Poodle is a rare mix of an American Stafford Terrier and a Poodle which produces a highly intelligent and energetic dog that can make a good family pet. American Staffordshire Terrier Poodles, also known as the StaffyPoo, are beautiful mixed breed, designer dogs that possess many unique qualities which can vary…

When Do German Shepherd Puppy Ears Stand Up? [how to choose a puppy and train them]
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When Do German Shepherd Puppy Ears Stand Up? [how to choose a puppy and train them]

When getting a German Shepherd puppy, you may wonder if or when their ears will begin to perk up like the adult dogs you see in public. Normally, German Shepherd ears will stand up by the fourth to the fifth month of their lives as long as you give them the love and care they…

Chihuahua German Shepherd Mix [rare and unique dog that can be a great pet]
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Chihuahua German Shepherd Mix [rare and unique dog that can be a great pet]

Both German Shepherds and Chihuahuas are excellent breeds that make wonderful pets. However, you may wonder what are they like when they’re combined as a mixed-breed hybrid dog. German Shepherd Chihuahua mixes are totally unique animals and not often seen but with the right training, they can make excellent family pets. Some call this special…

How to Ride a Horse for Beginners [tips you need to know before you ride a horse]
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How to Ride a Horse for Beginners [tips you need to know before you ride a horse]

Have you ever thought about riding a horse but don’t have the slightest idea how? If you are a beginner, the best way to learn how to ride is to take horse riding lessons from a professional. Contact local horse stables or horse veterinarians and ask who teaches how to ride horses in your area….

How to Take Care of an Axolotl [complete guide on what you need to know]
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How to Take Care of an Axolotl [complete guide on what you need to know]

The Axolotl is a unique pet that is a rare type of salamander. Axolotls come from Mexico and as a pet, they have specific care requirements that need to be followed. Axolotls are not considered easy pets to take care of. In this article, I am going to lay out everything you need to know…

Why Do Horses Need Shoes? [should all horses wear horseshoes?]
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Why Do Horses Need Shoes? [should all horses wear horseshoes?]

Many horses wear horseshoes but why? Most domestic horses wear shoes to protect their feet during long days on the farm and walking on hard surfaces or rocky terrain. There are pros and cons concerning the use of horseshoes and some disagreement among horse lovers about if a horse should be shoed or not. Please…

English vs Western Horseback Riding [which style of riding is best for you?]
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English vs Western Horseback Riding [which style of riding is best for you?]

Let’s get right down to the main questions that every new rider asks about horseback riding: what is the difference between English and Western riding, and which one is right for me? For those who prefer a style of riding that involves more showiness, elegance, and physical poise, English riding would most likely be the…

Spotted Horse Breeds [beautiful horse breeds you will love with pictures]

Spotted Horse Breeds [beautiful horse breeds you will love with pictures]

Spotted horses have been around for an extremely long time, and people have been infatuated with spotted coats on horses throughout history. A strong interest in these beautiful and unique horses continues to this day.  There are many different horse breeds that can have a spotted coat pattern. This is thanks to a couple of…

How to Choose a Horse Boarding Facility [complete guide to types of equestrian stables]
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How to Choose a Horse Boarding Facility [complete guide to types of equestrian stables]

Choosing a great horse boarding facility begins with knowing what to look for and what to avoid. You want a clean operation that is run by good people experienced with horses and where they always keep the health and safety of your horse as a top priority. I am going to cover all the common…

Mexican Horse Breeds [native horses of Mexico]
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Mexican Horse Breeds [native horses of Mexico]

Horses have played an incredibly important role in Mexican culture for centuries. From Spanish conquistadors to Mexican charros, horses have been used for many purposes and played important roles in Mexican history. Only two horse breeds are native to Mexico. In this article, we’ll talk about some of the history of horses in Mexico. We’ll…

How to Treat Colic in Horses [colic symptoms, prevention and treatment for your horse]
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How to Treat Colic in Horses [colic symptoms, prevention and treatment for your horse]

About five to ten percent of horses will suffer from colic during their lifetime. Colic is basically pain in your horse’s abdomen area and in severe cases can lead to death if not treated properly. Quick recovery from colic is accomplished by knowing the symptoms with an early diagnosis and then taking quick action. There…

Akhal-Teke Horse Breed [the horses of Turkmenistan!]
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Akhal-Teke Horse Breed [the horses of Turkmenistan!]

Akhal-Teke horses are a specialized, rare breed of horse originating from Turkmenistan. Originally bred as long-distance racers, these horses are easily recognized by the metallic sheen of their golden color coat, which earned them the nickname ‘golden horse’. Keep reading to find out everything you want to know about the appearance and history of these…

Gypsy Vanner Horses [facts and history of an amazing horse breed]
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Gypsy Vanner Horses [facts and history of an amazing horse breed]

Gypsy Vanner Horses are short, stocky, strong horses that have broad chests and powerful muscles. They were bred to pull large heavy loads in Gypsy caravans and stand out with their amazing looks. The Gypsy Vanner breed has a calm and friendly demeanor and they also make great pleasure riding horses. In this article, we…

What is Foundering in a Horse? [does your horse have laminitis?]
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What is Foundering in a Horse? [does your horse have laminitis?]

Foundering (a condition called laminitis) is when a horse’s foot is suffering from inflammation. This is a serious condition for a horse and can even lead to death. There is no cure for laminitis and it can cause severe pain. When a horse founders it is often referred to as going lame. What is Laminitis…

Lipizzaner Horses [history and origins of the famous white stallions]
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Lipizzaner Horses [history and origins of the famous white stallions]

Lipizzaner horses are a rare breed of white horses originating out of Spain. These stallions are prized for their amazing beauty, intelligence, and ability to perform complex classical dressage riding maneuvers often described as a dance.  The Lipizzan breed has a long and rich history and is said to be one of the oldest horse…

The World’s Largest Horses [complete list of the biggest horse breeds]

The World’s Largest Horses [complete list of the biggest horse breeds]

The world’s largest horses are unique breeds in a class of their own. They are popular horses due to their massive size and strength. Historically, large horses were bred as workhorses, but today they’re popular for parades, harness competitions, and horse-drawn plowing events. The Shire breed is considered to be the largest horse breed. Horses…

14 American Horse Breeds [some you never heard of!]

14 American Horse Breeds [some you never heard of!]

There are many horse breeds that are considered American Horse Breeds. This includes the Appaloosa, Morgan, Tennessee Walker, and the famous Quarter Horse. There are also many others you probably never heard of. These horses have a variety of traits and characteristics, from Curly horses to American Miniature horses. Many say that Christopher Colombus first…

What is a Tennessee Walking Horse [21 facts about this horse you may not know]
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What is a Tennessee Walking Horse [21 facts about this horse you may not know]

Called the “Cadillac” of the horses because of their smooth ride (gait), the Tennessee Walking horse is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. This American breed is recognized as having a calm demeanor, awesome to ride, and an impressive show horse.  The Tennessee Walker has style combined with strength and an…

Are German Shepherds Good Family Dogs? [are german shepherds kid friendly]
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Are German Shepherds Good Family Dogs? [are german shepherds kid friendly]

German Shepherds are good family dogs if your children are older and act mature. Because German Shepherds are large dogs that can be aggressive they are not the best choice being around young children. They can have a good demeanor though if properly trained from a young age. German Shepherd dogs (also called GSD) are…

Are Dachshunds Good Dogs? [dachshunds characteristics]
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Are Dachshunds Good Dogs? [dachshunds characteristics]

Often referred to as the wiener dog because of its low profile and long body resembling a hotdog shape, dachshunds are a beloved breed. The question really isn’t if dachshunds are “good” dogs, but rather if their characteristics are compatible with your family. Dachshunds are good dogs. They are full of personality and some say a…

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