Most people would likely be able to recognise a horseshoe; that strangely shaped piece of metal that they nail on to the end of a horse’s hoof. As recognizable as they are, most would probably not be able to explain what their usage is, and why most racing horses need to wear them.
Category: Horse Riding
What Are The Benefits Of Being A Horseback Rider?
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.
Common Horse Riding Beginner Mistakes
Humans have been riding horses for thousands of years, and much like dogs, horses have become trusted companions to us, and have been a vital part of our history. But no one inherently knows how to hop on a horse and start riding straight away, and it’s something that a person needs to learn over […]
How Do You Become A Horse Racing Jockey?
Horses are beautiful animals. They are utilised for all sorts of things, however one of the most glamorous things that a horse can do is race. Every year there are thousands of races around the world. Seated on the back of every horse is a horse racing jockey.
Choosing The Right Saddle For Horse Riding
Horses and their owners need the right gear. While finding the perfect saddle for your riding style and ability is one thing, you may also want to try and stand out from the crowd, offering a designer style to even the most mundane of mares, while still choosing an affordable product that doesn’t break the […]
Top Films About Horse Racing
There is little as exciting as horse racing, both from the perspective of those who train the horses, and those who attend the events. So it only makes sense that there is a veritable truckload of films dedicated to, and inspired by, the industry.
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 […]
The History of Horse Riding
The Origins of Horse Riding Today, horse riding is a pastime enjoyed by hundreds of thousands across the world every day – it’s become so common, in fact, that it’s an intrinsic part of most countries that were influenced by the British during their expansion across the world in the 1800s. But horse riding itself […]
Protective Clothing for Horse Riding
Safety Clothing for Horse Riding Horse riding is a sport for some but for others it is a way to relax. Either way horse riding can be dangerous. Safety is important and although wearing certain safety gear will not keep you from injuring yourself it will definitely reduce severe injuries. Here is a list of […]
Equestrian Endurance Riding
Equestrian Endurance Riding Endurance racing is a popular equestrian sport world wide, with two main types of races being popular. The first is competitive trail riding and the second is the popular endurance rides, endurance rides are usually won by the first horse that crosses the finish line and that passes the veterinary checks along […]