RSS

RSSArchive for August, 2009

Building Muscle in Horses

Building Muscle in Horses

Many horse owners admire the rippling muscles of those often seen on breeds like the foundation-bred Quarter Horses. How can you get your horse to look like that? Well, in all honesty, genetics play an important role. Your horse may never look like Arnold Schwarzenpony, but there are ways to increase your horse’s lean muscle [...]

The Economy and the Horse Industry

The Economy and the Horse Industry

The downward spiral of the US economy has had a huge impact on the horse industry. Horses are usually considered a “luxury item” and one that a family can do without. For owners who have lost their jobs or are experiencing other financial hardships, their horses are often the first thing to go. Even owners [...]

War Horses and Medieval Knights

War Horses and Medieval Knights

Knighthood as we know it probably began around the year 800. Knights were an important element of feudalism, a pyramid of power, with God at the top, the king under him, lords and barons under the king, and at the bottom , the numerous serfs who did the labor. Males above the serf class were [...]