Being a professional jockey is extremely demanding. Not only must a jockey be physically fit, but intense levels of training must also be achieved. Add to this that jockeys must also conform to a strict set of physical standards and it is not surprise that most aren’t considered.
The Arabian horse breed goes back many thousands of years. Its arresting beauty and even personality have made it a popular breeding horse during the ages. Arabians have contributed their elegance, spirit and intelligence to almost every light horse breed which exists. In addition, many pony and warmblood breeds count the athletic Arabian among their […]
Horses truly are some of the most beloved creatures on the planet, as is evidenced by the fact that they have been featured numerous times in classic films and literary works. The bond between a horse and its owner is a special one, and this is often visible to outsiders too.
Horses are incredibly majestic creatures that are intelligent, cheerful, and extremely energetic. With the correct treatment, they can form life-long friendships with humans. Horses have been ridden by humans for centuries because they are strong, fit, and capable of traveling the distance. They can be intimidating when approached for the first time, so if you […]
For those that breed, look after, and train horses, they will know that horses are generally gentle and intelligent, and it takes a fair amount of abuse or provocation before a horse feels ready to start defending itself. But even the most well-tempered horse can sometimes feel threatened enough to attack those around them, and […]
Horses are similar to humans in many ways, which also means that they tend to be affected by the same sort of health issues that cause problems for us. Horses suffer from a range of conditions that affect their bodies, from their bones to their circulatory systems to even their breathing.
One of the first steps in finding success in a horse trainer is learning how to earn the trust of any horse that comes into the stable. A horse’s overall temperament can make this either extremely easy or incredibly difficult to achieve, but it’s something that has to be done if the trainer hopes to […]
In the world of professional horse racing, there are few other breeds that are as highly prized as the thoroughbred. This breed has become known throughout the world for being extremely fast, confident, and easy to train, making them perfect for horse racing.
Horses, like most animals, are always looking for something to eat. The more appealing the treat, the more receptive the animal will be, which is why many professional horse trainers often use treats in their training sessions, especially as a way to positively enforce a particular behaviour.
Horseback riding comes with many benefits, mental and physical. Everyone has his or her own reasons for wanting to learn how to ride. The strengths you learn in this sport you can develop in other areas of your life not just riding.