Articles about horse
photo of Nevzorova & horse courtesy,Lydia Nevzorova Near the beginning of the 19th century, the slow and bulky oxen used for farming began to yield to the use of draft horses. The horse's greater efficiency and speed was welcome but their belligerent attitude was not. Many...
Girl's Bedroom Themes: Horse Lover's Paradise Many young girls seem to have an innate desire to own a horse, or at least take riding lessons. This seems true whether one lives in the city, county, or country. One way to help keep your daughter's equestrian...
The 'Nokota' is the 'Honorary State Equine' of North Dakota. The wild horses of North Dakota had been documented as early as the 1830s. They have had a rough trot (pardon the pun) but there are now concerted efforts being made to preserve this unique breed.
The American Quarter horse is named for its ability to sprint short distances (1/4 mile) at great speeds. It was one of the first real breeds to be developed in America. In the 17th century, thoroughbreds were being crossed with local horses, producing fast, stocky, tough animals suited for long days working cattle. Today the Quarter horse is found all over the world.
Horse breeding videos make a wonderful educational supplement for both novice and experienced horse breeders.
Roy Rogers and Trigger; Gene Autry and Champion; the cowboy of the early westerns always had a well-trained horse that was his faithful companion.
How Well do I Have to Ride to just Ride My Horse for Pleasure?
Let's start with the operative word "pleasure".
Do you find being out with...
Mounted police units are on display across the world, but probably the most famous are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The RCMP is Canada's national police force and is recognized worldwide. It was formed in 1920 with the merger of the Royal Northwest...
There are fifty States in the United States of America. But only a few States have a horse as part of their official state list. Here is a summary of the breeds that are now designated as 'Official Horses' for the States of Alabama, Idaho, Vermont, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Maryland and Missouri.
Each of the fifty States of the United States of America have a variety of icons and symbols representing their own State. But only a few have a horse as part of their official state list. Here is a summary of some of the breeds that are now designated as the 'Official Horse' of a State.
The racking horse is endemic to Alabama and has many similarities to the Tennessee walking horse. Before the Civil War, the smooth, natural gait of the racking horse had made it ideal for use on the southern plantations where plantation owners and overseers spent long days in the saddle. The 'rack' of the racking horse is sometimes called a 'single-foot' as each hoof strikes the ground separately.
Basically the Curly horse only needs 'curls' to be classified as a curly horse. They vary a great deal in size, type and colour. The coat may vary from having a slight wave to tight, tight curls, the mane may be wavy or may form dreadlocks and the hair inside the ears is curly. Some Native American tribes prized the curly horse as sacred. They were tough and hardy. Nowadays those normally allergic to horse hair may find they can handle the curly horse with no ill effects.