Published: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400
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Tue, 15 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400Here's what to expect when you vacation on horseback. Some horseback riding stables have trails with trail guides for novice horseback riders. Horseback riding stables usually have rules posted for the safety of both the horseback rider and the horse.
Tue, 1 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400Collection of new recipes to make your horse or pony some delectable, horse, healthy treats.
Mon, 11 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400Equines may be known as a mini, pony, light horse, or heavy draft horse and are classified according to their size.
Mon, 4 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400The tallest documented horse was a shire gelding named Samson. He was 21.2 1/2 hands high!
Mon, 28 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400The general public loves horses, and it shows. Horses are currently the second most beloved animal. Riding is a noble sport and bonding with the horse will teach young students confidence, responsibility, and respect. Overcoming obstacles through communication introduces you to the effectiveness of body language and the use of the obstacle course at liberty.
Mon, 21 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400Saddle seat riding began in the United States, when smooth-moving, high-stepping horses were used by plantation owners to travel across their fields. All saddle seat riding is done on the flat never over fences.
Tue, 15 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400Events at the rodeo include bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, team roping, steer wrestling, calf roping and barrel racing. Little attention has been given to the barrel racing industry which continues to be one of the fastest growing equine sports. Once considered a sideline event of traditional rodeos, barrel racing is now an integral part of most PRCA rodeos. The cowboys introduced barrel racing into their list of events so their wives and girlfriends would have something to compete in at the Rodeos.
Tue, 8 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400Six million years ago lived the most direct ancestor of the modern horse, the Pliohippus. The Pliohippus was the first truly single-hoofed horse. It evolved about seven million years ago in the Pliocene period. The horse is said to have evolved from ancenstors of the Pliohippus. The ancestors toes and foot pads became the modern horses' ergots and splint bones, while the foot pad of earlier evolutions became the frog found in the hoof of modern horses.
Mon, 31 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400Horse racing is an equestrian sport which has been celebrated for thousands of years. The racing of horses in harness dates back to ancient times with Chariot races in Rome. The sport virtually disappeared with the fall of the Roman Empire.
Mon, 24 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400The levels of dressage are progressive, building on the training of the horse. Dressage riders can not talk to their horses it is against the rules in the elegant, stylized sport where all signals come through the hands or knees. The dressage method of riding develops the horse mentally and physically so that they're easier to ride.
Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400The predecessor to eventing originally began as a form of endurance riding, without jumping or galloping. Originally developed to test the ideal military mount, eventing has evolved into a sport in which all levels of riders can compete.
Mon, 10 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400Each year tens of thousands of horse shows and other competitions, large and small, sanctioned and informal, are held throughout the U.S.
Tue, 4 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400Equitation refers to classes where the rider's style is judged. In an equitation class, your horse doesn't have to be the smoothest jumper in the world, or the most elegant mover, the rider is the one being judged, and the horses' movement is irrelevant to some degree.
Tue, 27 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400Many riders do not want the responsibility of owning a horse and they instead opt for a lease. A horse lease is different from a car lease in a number of ways. Horses can be leased both from individuals and stables. Individual owners may lease a horse to share the expense of board or vet bills, or they may lease a horse becuase they no longer have the time it takes to ride regularly. Stables may lease lesson horses or other horses as an additional way to earn revenue.
Tue, 20 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400At the lowest levels, dressage tests are very simple, with the emphasis on basic training. At its basic level, if you make your horse move forward, or stop, you have performed dressage movements.
Tue, 13 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400Horses and ponies require a lot of care and attention on a daily basis. Sadly, too many horses are neglected as a result of their owners lack of knowledge, time or money to provide suitable care. New horse owners often assume that horses require little care, unfortunately horse care is more than just sticking them in a field.
Tue, 6 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400The general public loves horses, and it shows. Horses are currently in the number two position in human attachment. Riding is a noble sport and bonding with the horse will teach young students confidence, responsibility, and respect.
Tue, 30 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400There are around four hundred breeds of horses. These breeds can be classified into several categories: draft horses, ponies, light harness horses and saddle horses.
Tue, 23 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400Studies by the Center for Disease Control show that horse back riding accounts for a large percentage of the serious accidents reported yearly.Based on numbers of participants injured, the most dangerous horse activity is riding for pleasure. Injuries occurred most in outdoor recreational areas, followed by commercial stables or riding schools. No amount of experience will protect a rider's head in a fall.
Tue, 16 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400Jumper courses are very demanding, calling for technical accuracy on the part of the rider and absolute obedience from the horse.
Tue, 9 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400Within the discipline of show jumping there are two distinct subdisciplines: hunters and jumpers. On a jumping course, it is up to the rider to cue the horse when it reaches the best take-off point. Connecting your horse from the hind legs, through the back to the bit will prevent most of resistance problems that horses have with jumping.
Mon, 15 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400Horses thrived and survived in various regions and climates. Each area developed distinct breeds with qualities that were vital to the people of that region. In many ways, horses changed the lives of the people they served.
Wed, 26 Apr 2006 09:00:00 -0400Horses are amazingly beautiful and sensitive creatures. Horses require not only understanding and patience to have a horse as a pet, it also requires a whole lot of care.
Mon, 15 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400Dressage achieves balance, suppleness, and obedience with the purpose of improving and facilitating the horse's performance of normal tasks. This discipline is elegance in motion, where every movement made by horse and rider is choreographed to perfection.