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Top Dressage Horses

Top Dressage Horses

DressageHorses Before one can determine the right dressage horses, a fundamental understanding of dressage must first be established. Dressage is loosely translated as training but many also now regard it as a form of horse sport. In any case, dressage involves the horse’s execution of precise and specific movements in response to commands and signs [...]

Ideal Reining Horses

Ideal Reining Horses

Reining Horses Among horse riders and owners, reining is considered the American version of the English dressage. This is simply because reining horses, like dressage horses, are required to execute precise movements as prompted by the riders. The movements performed in reigning however differ from those in dressage. The stops and spins performed by reining [...]

Kate Manning

Kate Manning

Kate Manning is 22 years old. She is originally from England but is now living in Florida with her husband who is an ex-jockey turned farrier, their dog Spark Plug, cat Marilyn and two pet ducks, Miracle and Maggie. Kate has always been passionate about horses and has physically worked with horses for just over [...]

Horse Rescue Story – 600 pounds at 16 Hands

Horse Rescue Story – 600 pounds at 16 Hands

600 pounds at 16 Hands – Horse Rescue of Joe Written By: Kate Manning This is an accolade to two horse lovers from Florida – Gaetan and Michele – who over the past 20 years have taken on and cared for many horses after they were abandoned at their former boarding stable – turned rescue [...]

Horses for Barrel Racing

Horses for Barrel Racing

Barrel Racing Barrel racing is a specific type of rodeo event. It has quite a straightforward pattern of execution. As the event name suggests, barrel racing involves riding around three barrels in a diamond pattern in a field. Riders are only allowed to navigate barrel horses through a clover leaf pattern. Since it is a [...]

Vaccination Against Common Infectious Diseases in Horses

Vaccination Against Common Infectious Diseases in Horses

Diseases are either noninfectious or infectious.  Noninfectious diseases are predominantly environmental in nature and are not usually contagious.  Nutritional deficiencies and genetic defects are examples of noninfectious diseases.  Infectious diseases, on the other hand, are caused by pathogenic organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites like worms that are present in the environment or [...]