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Draft Cross Horses

Draft Cross Horses

Understanding of Draft Cross Horses A draft horse is a large horse bred for power and strength. There are actually many draft horse breeds and while they all share similar characteristics, they participate in various kinds of activities. Draft horses are widely utilized for ploughing and other farm work. They are also widely employed in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Wild Horses of Assateague Island

Wild Horses of Assateague Island

Wild Horses of Assateague Island A National Treasure The wild horses of Assateague Island are descendents of domesticated animals brought to the island over 300 years ago. Horses tough enough to survive the scorching heat, abundant insects, stormy weather and poor quality food found on this windswept barrier island have formed a unique wild horse [...]

Draft Horses

Draft Horses

Draft Horses Cold blooded horses are typically known as draft horses. They usually stand on the opposite horse breeding pole from the warm-blooded horses. Although some horse handlers argue that any horse can be made into a draft horse, strict breeders maintain that real draft horses have distinct traits and characteristics from other horses. The [...]

Yakut Pony

Yakut Pony

Discovering the Yakut of Siberia As most of us would imagine, life in Siberia isn’t very easy. The climate and extreme weather conditions alone can naturally eliminate lesser made beings and creatures. Despite the difficult conditions though, one unique horse breed, the Yakut, continues to thrive and serve its purpose. The horse breed is believed [...]

Welsh Pony and Cob

Welsh Pony and Cob

Discovering the Welsh Pony and Cob The Welsh Pony and Cob proudly bears the name of its place of origin, Wales. No better breed could have been found to carry the distinction. This breed is not only blessed with excellent physical attributes but with ideal temperaments as well. At first glance, a pony of this [...]

Trakehner Horse

Trakehner Horse

Rebuilding the Trakehner Heritage Warmblood horses are often admired for their spirit and elegant conformation. Few however can be honestly regarded as the best of the best. The Trakehner, holds this distinction among many horse breeders. Dramatic Origins The Trakehner horse breed is not an ancient one. It does however have origins that can be [...]

Thoroughbred Horses

Thoroughbred Horses

Thoroughbred Horses: A Source of English Pride Thoroughbred horses are among the most popular horses in the world. One can’t afford not to mention them when the topic of horse breeding and horse racing comes up. They are indeed prime examples of ideal purebred racers. Thoroughbred History For a centuries old breed, the Thoroughbred doesn’t [...]