Horse racing is considered by many historians to be one of the very oldest forms of competitive sports in the world, if not the oldest. While there’s no way of really tracing just when our ancestors began to race horses, it’s generally believed to have started thousands of years ago.
There is nothing more freeing that galloping, on a beautiful horse, over a wide expanse of fields. Besides being a great lower body workout, riding horses is also calming to the troubled soul and many people find that working with horses helps with a variety of ailments from Cerebral Palsy to depression and anxiety.
Owning and effectively managing a breeding stallion is a big job that needs to be handled correctly. Many of these magnificent creatures can be quite highly strung and need to be treated with care and respect. This why it’s so important to look after them properly all year round and not just think about them […]
Not every horse racing trainer is able to get their horses from a stud farm, as those animals tend to be far too expensive for most people to afford. There are others that instead rescue horses that they then bring back to health, train, and then sell for a healthy profit. It’s a viable opportunity […]
There is little as exciting as horse racing, both from the perspective of those who train the horses, and those who attend the events. So it only makes sense that there is a veritable truckload of films dedicated to, and inspired by, the industry.
Professional horse racing trainers and jockeys spend years learning about the animals that they ride out on the track, and this gives them a deep insight into the kinds of desirable traits in a horse that often point to them being good racers. These are usually physical traits that the horse will usually inherit from […]
Whether your horse is injured or ill, there is no need to limit the treatment to conventional veterinary therapies or medicine. Some equine vets, as well as other animal health practitioners, are qualified to offer various alternative therapies that are not invasive and do not involve drugs.
The Waler is considered to be one of the most robust, courageous horse breeds on earth. Its lines can be traced back to the horses that were brought over via the First Fleet, the 11 ships that departed from Portsmouth, England in 1787 to found the penal colony that went on to become Australia.
Horse racing has a long and illustrious history, so it’s not surprising that there are huge number of facts surrounding the sport. A rich heritage filled with intriguing tales, big wins, huge losses, scandals and sensational headlines, there is nothing boring about this sport!
Training and racing mean that a horse is almost always active, and they burn through thousands of calories every day in order to maintain their energy levels and health. Horses are not picky eaters, and will happily eat just about anything that’s presented to them, although this isn’t always a good idea. Not all foods […]