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

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]

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]

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…

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…

The Palomino Horse [interesting facts about these amazing horses]
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The Palomino Horse [interesting facts about these amazing horses]

The Palomino is not a breed. Palomino refers to horses with a golden coat,  white mane, white tail, and other white markings. Palominos are found in many horse breeds such as the Quarter Horse, Paint, Morgan, Tennesse Walker, and Thoroughbred. In the past, Palominos were associated with royalty and high social status. Many people are…

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…

How Long Does a Horse Live? [Average Horse Lifespan]

How Long Does a Horse Live? [Average Horse Lifespan]

If you ever wondered about owning a horse or you have a horse now, you probably have thought about how long a horse lives. Well, as a happy horse lover I thought the same thing so did some checking and I will share the results with you right now! So keep reading! An average horse…

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