PONY TRAIN How to Train Your Horse for Racing
 

Author: Becky Johnson

Reasons Why More Horses Are Running Bare Foot

Racehorses and Racing Plates Since time memorial, all racehorses have run with either a full set of shoes or in a few cases only a front set. The shoes began as heavy iron plates, the same as could be found on working horses of the same period. Over time however, racing plates have become lighter […]

How To Train Like A Jockey

The Modern Jockey And How They Train Watching a professional horse race doesn’t always convey the amount of stamina and strength both the horses and jockeys posses. While there’s no arguing that nature does play a small part in how fit and strong a person or horse is, the real secret to their physical prowess […]

5 Most Common Horse Breeds In The World

Horse Breeds From Around The World Hundreds of years ago, humans realised that they were able to cross breed different types of horses, and eventually the offspring would inherit some of the better qualities of the previous generations. This is how horse breeding started, and all these years later; it’s become one of the most […]

Top 5 Miniature Horse Breeds

5 Top Miniature Horse Breeds Modern horse breeds are, for the most part, the creation of man. Over thousands of years, man has selectively bred horses from all over the world to introduce their best traits into future generations, eventually creating the perfect horse for the occasion, be it racing, farming, or riding. It has […]

Horse Nutrition Guide for Beginners

A Guide On Healthy Nutrition For Your Horse While all your Disney movies depict a horses diet as ten apples a day and maybe a mouthful of hay, this is far from the truth. Horses need more focus than that! A horse has a herbivorous stomach, but with a Cecum (like our appendix but actually […]

How To Train Your Horse To Jump Like A Professional

Horse Jump Training  Training horses has been a beloved pastime for thousands of people throughout history, and in today’s world, many have taken it up as a profession. There’s a lot of patience and work that goes into training a horse into becoming a racer or a show horse, making it all the more rewarding […]

Easy Tips For Training Your Horse

Easy Tips For Training Your Horse Equestrians are a special breed of person. We may be filthy dirty, or a have car full of random horse-related items, but the minute our horses have mud on them or sawdust in their tails we freak out. Training our horses is a passion with us, as is our […]

7 Reasons Why Horse Riding is Therapeutic

7 Reasons Why Horse Riding is Therapeutic While many people benefit from sitting indoors across from a therapist, talking about what is troubling them; this sometimes isn’t enough for those suffering from intense mental and emotional trauma or behavioural issues. Horses have long been used as a means of therapy, but what makes horse riding […]

The Growing Popularity of Horse Training

Why Horse Training is Popular and Necessary In recent years, many scholars have adopted the hypothesis that the Botai people and other inhabitants of the Eurasian Steppes became the first people to tame the wild horse, Equus Ferus, between 4000 and 6000 years ago. Near the beginning of the Iron Age, around 800 BC, inhabitants […]

Top 10 Tips for Horse Trainers

10 Qualities of an Effective Horse Trainer Being a horse trainer is a highly rewarding job, but not everyone is cut out for it. Besides the patience and discipline required, the most successful horse trainers also have a unique set of innate instincts which cannot be taught. If you’ve found a trainer with the 10 […]