Month: March 2022Page 2 of 125

That looks creepy! And also beautiful! | Friesian Horses Part 2

Trail ride with Queenđź‘‘Uniek and Waloubet. Uniek has not been in the forest for a long time. This is related to her osteoarthritis. But because she’s doing so…

Horses With Hairy Feet? Yep, They’re Called Feathers.

Feathers Aren’t Just for Birds Nothing really compares to the first time you set eyes on a big bodied Clydesdale with silky white feathers cascading down the lower half of their leg. Inevitably, a kid nearby will groan “but horses don’t have feathers!” as a handler explains for the umpteenth time that day what these […]

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All About Horse Dapples (Genetics, Breeds, etc.)

Dapples on a horse? Sometimes, and here’s why. Not much is more beautiful on a horse than dapples. These circles of lighter-colored hair make a horse sparkle and shine and draw the attention of even the most inexperienced eye. The presence of dapples is a science that equine experts are still trying to understand. They […]

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Jump Jargon: A Simple Guide to Horse Jumping Terms

Jump the Jump, Talk the Talk If you’re new to the equestrian world, you may feel overwhelmed with the different disciplines or even the divisions within a specific area of riding. Never fear! Use this article (and our handy guide) as a who’s who and what’s what of different jumping terminology and styles. Navigating the […]

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Safety First: How Much Can a Donkey Carry?

Small Yet Mighty Have you ever wondered how much weight a donkey can carry? Known as a “beast of burden,” donkeys can safely carry 20-30% of their body weight. Safely is the key word here–never overload an animal. Donkeys have been doing manual labor for thousands of years. For certain tasks, donkeys are preferred over […]

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KHRC Files Motion to Dismiss Baffert Appeal

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission wants Bob Baffert’s case in the Kentucky Court of Appeals dismissed, arguing that Franklin Circuit Court did not have subject matter jurisdiction to rule on the underlying case.

Greatest Honour Set For Return At Ghostzapper Stakes

Greatest Honour went to the sidelines for nearly a year following last year’s Florida Derby (G1), returning to action in the $100,000 Challenger Stakes (G3) March 12 at Tampa Bay Downs, finishing a disappointing sixth.

Jeff Ruby Steaks Contender Tiz the Bomb

Jake McEntee, Kenny McPeek’s assistant trainer at Keeneland, talks about Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) contender Tiz the Bomb.

Equine End-of-Life: What Happens When Horses Die

Don’t Wait to Plan Ahead Thinking about ending a horse’s life is always an uncomfortable, depressing topic—especially if you have a happy, healthy horse. Regardless, accidents happen and horses age. If you spend enough time with horses it is inevitable that you’ll be in a situation where you have to put a horse down. It’s […]

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Gaited Horses for Beginners: What You Need to Know!

You’re in for a smooth ride! Most people that learn about gaited horses want to know “What does it feel like to ride a gaited horse?” Well…strange to begin with, but fun! The first time I hopped on a Rocky Mountain horse and asked for a Pleasure Gait I was nothing but smiles—let’s dive into […]

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