Learning to effectively ride a horse can take time, patience, and dedication, and it’s not something anyone can do without prior experience. Even the world’s best jockeys had to start somewhere, and it took them years of hard work before they could start winning races on a regular basis.
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 […]
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.
Of the hundreds of horse and pony breeds around today, some have been around for far longer than you may think.
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!
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.
With their beautiful dappled coats and exceptional endurance, Appaloosa horses are world renowned as being one of the most exclusive breeds on the planet. Even more interesting than the animals themselves, however, is their history, and exactly how they came to be so beloved by trainers and breeders in every corner of the world.
There are a myriad of horse breeds globally, and each one has a unique trait, some are known for being hard-working while others are known for being gentle. There are some that have unusual colours, while some just look unusual.
10 Interesting Facts about the Falabella Developed in isolated conditions throughout most of the 1800s, the Falabella has its foundations in the Andalusian and Iberian breeds and descended from horse stock in South America. Here are 10 interesting facts about this miniature breed.
The Largest Breeds In The World Horse breeds come in all shapes and sizes. For the most part, the average horse stands at around 15 hands high, and weighs around 500 kilograms, with stallions weighing a little more, depending on the breed. But there are some select breeds throughout the world that take size and […]