• 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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….
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • What is a Morgan Horse? [America’s first horse breed]
    The Morgan horse is one of the oldest and most prominent American horse breeds. This horse is known for being great at pleasure riding but due to its athletic ability, the Morgan has taken on a wide variety of roles. The Morgan horse gains its name from…
  • 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…
  • How Tall are Horses? [11 tallest horse breeds]
    A horse’s height varies depending on the breed and sex of the animal. While the exact number is disputed there are over 300 different horse breeds. The average horse stands at around 16 hands tall which is 64 inches or a little over five feet tall. Horses…
  • 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…
  • What Colors Are Horses? [15 horse coat colors with pictures!]
    Horses have many different coat colorations. They also have a variety of coat patterns. These coat colors are sometimes determined by a horse’s breed due to genetics. In this article, we will be taking a closer look at some of the most common horse coat colors. If…
  • 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…
  • Parts of a Saddle [complete horse saddle guide]
    The saddle is a complex and precise piece of equipment, meant to ensure the safest and most comfortable interaction between horse and rider. Horseback riding is greatly enhanced with the addition of a good saddle so it is important to know the parts of a saddle. The…
  • 13 Small Horse and Pony Breeds [best horses for kids]
    A small horse stands between five to 14.25 hands tall from its withers (area between the horse’s shoulder blades). Small horses look like normal horses but smaller. They are sturdy and strong and often used to carry heavy loads. They make great companion animals for young children….
  • 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…
  • What is the Fastest Horse? [8 fastest horse breeds]
    The Fastest Horse is generally thought to be the 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. Other horses that laid claim to the fastest horse title are Winning Brew, Sea Biscuit, and Man o’ War. The fastest horse breeds are Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, Arabians, and Andalusians. Many people wonder…
  • Buckskin Horse [what color is buckskin? is buckskin a breed?]
    Buckskin horses are known for their characteristic tan or gold coat color. Buckskin horses are not a horse breed, they are a color. True buckskins have a black mane, tail, and lower leg markings that contrast their tan or gold coat. These black points give them a…
  • 50 Gift Ideas For Horse Lovers [horse gifts for girls and guys]
    Here is a list of over 50 unique gift ideas for horse lovers that are sure to please! We have included a suitable gift for every equine enthusiast, ranging from custom paintings to riding lessons. Horse-themed gifts are easy to find and can be inexpensive. A true horse…
  • 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…
  • What is a Miniature Horse? [ponies vs miniature horses]
    The Miniature horse, or Mini horse, differs from the pony in several aspects. Mini horses tend to live longer than a pony, are smaller in height, have a smoother coat, and are less muscular. Miniature horses are considered wonderful companion animals, thanks to their gentle and friendly…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • What is a Quarter Horse? [American Quarter Horse]
    The Quarter Horse is a breed of horse with North American origins. This breed was designed for versatile needs to include working and racing. The Quarter Horse is one of the most popular, common, and versatile horses in the world. The Quarter Horse derives its name from…
  • Are Horses Smart? [horse facts]
    Let me tell you a story…I first met a horse in my senior year of high school. I joined a club that worked with the horses once a week to ride them, take care of them, or just be with them as they played in the horse…
  • What is a Thoroughbred Horse? [thoroughbred definition]
    Thoroughbred horses are one of the fastest breeds of horses in the world. They are the most popular breed of racing horses. Thoroughbreds originated in the late 1700s and are one of the most common breeds today. They are one of the most popular horses in the…
  • 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…