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Looking to Buy a Horse? Here are a Few Tips

Buying a horse is like finding a best friend. The first one you look at may not be the right one for you. Horses are beautiful creatures with their own personalities. Some like to run as much as they can. Some are jittery, nervous creatures that like to prance all day long. Others are gentle, good with kids, and calm in hectic situations.You want to find a horse that matches your personality, the horse that feels like an extension of yourself. There are plenty of good places to look, such as the internet an...

 


Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Horses

Depending on breed, management and environment, the domestic horse today has a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years. It is uncommon, but a few horses live into their 40s, and, occasionally, beyond. The oldest verifiable record was "Old Billy," a horse that lived in the 19th century to the age of 62. The size of horses varies by breed, but can also be influenced by nutrition. The general rule for cutoff in height between what is considered a horse and a pony at maturity is 14.2 hands(h or hh) (147 cm, 58 inches...

 


Why the Popularity of the Western Horse Saddles has Continued to Grow

Western horse saddles are a design that evolved from the Spanish Vaquero's saddles, which were used, for working. As more cowboys began to use their horses for longer periods of time, the saddle developed further. The need for specialist western saddles was immense; therefore, the saddle design had to develop further. Cowboys have always needed a saddle which was comfortable, durable, and could assist in their daily tasks.Many centuries ago all horseback riders would have ridden bareback, and every activity...

 


The Walkaloosa Horse - A Splash Of Color And A Rainbow Of Gaits

Walkaloosa horses are gaited horses with the same exotic coloring of the Appaloosa, but contrary to what the breed's name implies, a Walkaloosa does not have to have Walking Horse ancestry. Any combination of naturally gaited horse with Appaloosa coloring qualifies as a Walkaloosa and the many accepted gaits include the Fox Trot, the Running Walk, the Rack, and the Stepping Pace or basically any smooth saddle gait somewhere between a trot and a pace. Even Gene Autry owned a gaited Appaloosa and he delighted...

 


70 - One of the Most Expensive Horses in the World - The Bavarian Warmblood

The international name of Bavarian Warmblood, or Bayerisches Warmblut as it is known locally in Germany, was previously called the Rottaler Horse, a name which was discontinued in the 1960's when the Bavarian Warmblood was registered as a separate breed in1963. Today there are only a few purebred Rottaler horses left and approximately 20 breeders in Bavaria exist that are actively working to preserve the breed which also receives federal support. While German Warmblood breeds like Westphalian, Holsteiner a...

 


Horse Blankets: The Various Types

People who ride horses can be called 'equestrians' although an equestrian is usually thought of as a horse rider in a competition rather than a cowboy. Equestrians ride in competitions such as the Olympic Games and Gymkhanas. These games are usually costly to enter and so are considered rich people's sports. In these sports the skill of the horse is just as important as the skill of the equestrian.The health and fitness of the horse and its rider are of the utmost importance. The vet will take care of the h...

 


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