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.
Humans have been racing horses for literally thousands of years. In fact, there are records of the practice among Central Asian nomadic peoples dating all the way back to 4500 BC. As you can imagine, scores of iconic racehorses have pounded the turf over the course of the sport’s long history. Here’s our list of […]
Horses are generally fairly intelligent creatures, and much like dogs, cats, and humans, they can become bored extremely easily when they aren’t kept mentally stimulated. A bored horse is never a good idea, as not only will they be that much more difficult to keep properly trained, but they might become destructive, and may even […]
On average, a horse can reach a maximum output of 14.9 horsepower. However, this number will be different between each horse. On average, a human has a maximum output of 1.2 horsepower. Horsepower is a common measurement to anyone who has an interest in cars. However what exactly is horsepower? Where did this term come […]