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Author: Doreen Cohen

The Oldest Horse Breeds in the World

Of the hundreds of horse and pony breeds around today, some have been around for far longer than you may think.

How Thoroughbreds Can All Be Traced Back to Three Sires

The English Thoroughbred history is one that extends far back in time; with records indicating that stocks of Arab and Barb horses were introduced to the country as early as the 3rd Century!

Steps To Bathing a Horse Properly

Horses, like all animals, can get dirty over time. Whether it’s from running through the mud or dust that settles over time, it’s important to keep your horses as clean as possible. Not only does it keep them comfortable, but it also lowers the risk of them developing any serious skin problems that might affect […]

Four Common Horse Skin Conditions

Horses, like us, suffer from a myriad of physical conditions. Some of the most common are conditions that affect the skin of the horse, and they’re worth keeping an eye out for, especially those wanting to keep their horses as healthy as possible.

The Various Types of Horse Colours

Horses come in all shapes, sizes, colours and shades. It can be difficult to differentiate two different colours between similar horses, but fortunately there is a system in place to help those with little experience.

The History of The Arabian Breed

Arabians resided among the desert peoples of the Arabian Peninsula for thousands of years, looked after and bred by the Bedouins for use in both conflict and for lengthy treks and fast forays into enemy villages. With its large lung capacity and incredible strength, the Arabian developed to thrive in these rough desert conditions.

How to Prevent Stress in Your Horse

It is essential for any horse owner to be able to tell when their horses are stressed or anxious. Horses are naturally social animals, and contact with other horses can usually help them to alleviate stress and anxiety. However, this isn’t always possible, especially if you only own one horse. If you race with horses, […]

The Equipment Horses And Jockeys Use

Almost every victory that’s taken place in horse races throughout history was almost all due to the combined skill of the jockey and the horse. But this duo is only made possible by the equipment that they use. Racing gear, also known as racing tack, is used in events around the world, and has been […]

Providing the Best Care to a Retired Racehorse

Even if you have plenty of experience in keeping horses, the care of a retired racehorse is a far more specialised task. If you find yourself longing to give a retired racehorse a happy, loving home, we suggest doing plenty of research beforehand to make guarantee that you’re up to the task. Caring for a […]

Everything You Need to Know About Horse Riding Equipment

While you may not need some of this equipment until much later, there are several pieces of equipment which are absolutely essential to horse riding whether you’re a beginner or a committed rider. Here’s everything you need to know about horse riding equipment.