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 What is a proper way to train your horse?

Horse riding is not just jumping on the back of the horse, kicking and holding on. Here are some of my tips on how to train your horse properly.

You need to have the right equipment

First of all, before you get on a horse you need to make sure you have the right equipment. You should be wearing shoes that protect your feet from rocks and other debris. There are many different kinds of boots that can be used for riding so it is important to find out what will work best for you and your horse before buying any boots if needed.

Always stay safe

Safety is another important thing that needs to be taken into consideration when training your horse because if they do not feel safe they will become nervous and possibly even dangerous while riding them around.

Be patient

Horses learn by repetition. They are animals, so it is easier for them to remember things if they’re taught in a consistent manner. If you’re trying to train your horse a new behavior and it doesn’t work the first time around (which will happen), don’t worry—just keep trying! I’ve seen many owners get frustrated with their horse when an attempt at teaching something goes wrong. But remember: they haven’t failed you; they just need more practice before they understand what you want of them!

Build trust

Building trust through communication and leadership is a two-way process. Both you and your horse have to work on it. To build trust, first get your horse to understand that you are in charge. This means being consistent with what you say, as well as following through with what you say once the deed is done for example: “walk forward” results in walking forward; “stop” results in stopping; “turn left” results in turning left etc…

This also means training your horse to obey vocal commands such as “Whoa!” or “Back up!” You may also want to teach them how to respond correctly when they hear these words spoken by someone else so they can learn how others communicate with each other as well.

Don’t rush it

As you train your horse, remember that when it comes to training, it’s always better to go slow. You can’t teach a horse everything at once—and trying will only frustrate both of you. Don’t bother teaching your horse something new if he’s distracted or tired, and don’t try teaching him anything new if he is in pain or suffering from any other medical condition.

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Thoroughbred horses 101

I’m a huge fan of horse racing, though it’s often an expensive hobby to get into. Nonetheless horses have been a huge part of my life ever since I was a little boy. In this blog I decided to share with you some knowledge on thoroughbred horses, so read along if you want to know more.

Extremely popular, and for a good reason

Thoroughbreds are one of the most popular breeds of horses in the world, and are commonly associated with horse racing. A thoroughbred has a unique conformation that allows it to run at top speed for short periods of time over long distances. Thoroughbreds can be used for other sports such as show jumping, steeplechase and even as riding horses.

It is important to understand what makes these animals different from other types of horses so you can find a horse that will suit your needs.

Physical characteristics

There are several physical characteristics that you’ll notice right away when you look at a thoroughbred horse.

The first thing you might notice is the long face, which has a distinctive shape. A horse’s head is often referred to as its forehand, and this area of the body includes a distinctively shaped head and a muscular neck. The face is long, narrow and chiseled in appearance. The neck is muscular, long and arched at its highest point where it meets the withers.

The body of a thoroughbred horse tends to be lean, so most people would describe them as “skinny” or “slender.” This makes sense considering these animals have been bred for speed over centuries! Their legs are also quite long—about 1/3 longer than those of other breeds—with slender joints that make them appear even more delicate than they are!

While thoroughbreds tend to be nervous, sensitive and fiery by nature, they are also known to be intelligent and easy to train. They can make a wonderful addition to any family if given the proper care.

Thoroughbreds can come in many colors, but true black thoroughbreds are relatively rare. Most thoroughbreds are bay, brown, chestnut or gray. They usually have white markings on their heads and legs. 

Where can they be found?

The thoroughbred is an athletic horse that is often used for sports other than racing, including show jumping and dressage. The breed can be found in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Thoroughbreds are also used for polo in Argentina, Uruguay and Great Britain; endurance riding in Australia; fox hunting in France and the United Kingdom; steeplechasing in Ireland; hackney racing (horse racing on courses with jumps) in France; harness racing as trotters or pacers (vehicles guided by a driver), sometimes called “harness” or “sulky” races; vaulting at circuses.

Well… 

And that’s all I have to say about Thoroughbred horses! Now you know the breed standard, some of their history, and the difference between racing registries in different countries. I hope you enjoyed taking this tour with us through Thoroughbred history, and that you can put your newfound knowledge to good use!

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Horse brushes explained – Why are there many horse brushes?

Horses need to be groomed regularly. Some would say daily. But there are so many different horse brushes, it’s hard to decide which ones you need, and how often to use them. In this article I’ll explain the main types of horse brush and when you should use them.

All about horse grooming brushes

Horses have a long, thick coat that grows year-round. Without regular brushing, this coat can become soiled with dust and dirt. A dirty horse’s hair mats together and can even grow into the skin causing an animal to be uncomfortable or even painful. A groomed horse is more comfortable, which makes it easier for you to work with them when grooming them for riding or other activities.

A good grooming brush will help remove dirt from your horse’s body and mane as well as keep their fur looking healthy by helping distribute natural oils throughout the coat. 

Dandy brush

A dandy brush is a grooming tool used to brush a horse’s coat, primarily to remove mud, dirt, and loose hair. It is a large, stiff brush with a wooden handle and a metal or plastic head. The metal or plastic head has long bristles that can be used to get deeper into the coat of the horse than other types of brushes.

The dandy brush can be used for many different types of horses depending on their coat type and length. For example:

Thoroughbreds have short coats so they don’t require much brushing; however some owners may choose to use this type of tool just for routine maintenance purposes or if there are any knots in the hair that need removing from time-to-time.

Arabian Horses also have short coats but tend towards being very sensitive so you should use caution when brushing them—just like Thoroughbreds mentioned above!

Body brush

In addition to removing dirt and dander, body brushes help with shedding. Shedding is necessary to keep your horse healthy, but it can be time-consuming and difficult to remove. A body brush helps loosen the dead hair on a horse’s coat so that it comes off more easily during brushing.

The bristles are made of stiff hairs that provide a deep massage when used against the coat. This stimulates blood flow and aids in muscle recovery after exercise or injury. The rhythmic action of brushing also helps boost circulation throughout your horse’s body, which improves their overall health while exfoliating dead skin cells at the same time!

Curry comb

The curry comb is used to remove dirt, sweat and dander from the horse’s body. This can be done by using a circular motion on the horse’s coat. It removes dead hair when used in the same manner.

The best part? The Curry Comb works great at removing all of those pesky flies that like to land on your horses ears and face!

Mane and tail brush or comb

If you’re looking for a brush specifically for your horse’s mane and tail, there are two options: the mane and tail brush and the mane and tail comb. Both are used on a horse’s mane, tail, and coat to remove mud, dirt or loose hair. The difference is that a mane/tail brush has stiffer bristles to penetrate deep into a matted area. 

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Most popular horse races in the world

Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in the world today. In this post I’ve decided to share more about the most popular horse races in the world and why these races are so popular.

Grand National

The Grand National is the most famous and prestigious steeplechase in the world, and its winners over the last 50 years have been some of the greatest horses to ever grace a racecourse: Red Rum (1973), Amberleigh House (2001) and Rule The World (2013).

The Grand National may only attract around 30 runners every year but it’s a big deal for punters since they have to place bets on all of them at once – there’s no picking one runner as your favourite! The steeplechase itself involves horses jumping obstacles up to 4 feet high while galloping at up to 40mph along 2 miles and 4 furlongs of harsh terrain.

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Cheltenham Gold Cup

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race held annually at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, UK. It is the second of two races to be run on consecutive days at the festival, the first being the Champion Hurdle on day two, which is also known as Ladies’ Day due to its female-only attendance policy; men are not permitted to attend unless accompanied by a woman (this includes those who have been given a special “Ladies’ Day Ticket”).

Saudi Cup

The Saudi Cup, also known as the King Abdullah Sports City Cup or Jeddah Racecourse Cup, is a horse race held annually in Saudi Arabia. It is run at the King Abdullah Sports City track in Jeddah over 2,000 meters (about 1¼ miles) and attracts some of the best horses from around the world. The event was first held in 1985 and has been held every year since then except for 1990 and 1991 during Gulf War I.

The race is recognized as Group 1 by The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), placing it among the top 20 most prestigious races worldwide for Thoroughbreds.

Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is one of the most famous horse races in the world. It’s held every May in Louisville, Kentucky and it’s a race for three-year-old horses that are Thoroughbreds.

The winner gets a garland of roses plus $2 million!

The Kentucky Derby is sometimes called “the greatest two minutes in sports” because it lasts only two minutes flat, but those two minutes can be thrilling to watch as these beautiful animals sprint down the track towards victory.

Melbourne cup

The Melbourne Cup is held on the first Tuesday in November each year, and attracts a crowd of around 300,000 spectators. It’s the richest handicap horse race in the world – meaning that horses of all ages and abilities are allowed to compete.

The race itself is run over 3,200 meters (about 2 miles) or 3 miles (5 kilometers), making it one of the longest races on offer. The track itself is characterised by its sharp turns and narrow straightaways which makes for an exciting finish!

The first Melbourne Cup was run at Flemington Racecourse in 1861 – making this event 141 years old! Today it’s worth $6.2 million AUD to the winner – quite a prize for such a short distance!

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 Three types of horses: Differences and similarities

Horses are interesting animals. They can be very strong, and they have a long history of working with humans and being domesticated. There are three main types of horses: thoroughbreds, quarter horses, and draft horses. Even though all of these horses can look similar, there is a lot that makes them different from each other. In this article I will talk about the differences between them, as well as some similarities.

There are three basic kinds of horse breeds: light horses, draft horses, and ponies

You can divide horses into three categories, based on size: light horses, draft horses, and ponies. Light horses are often used in racing and jumping events; they tend to be fast and agile. Draft horses are typically bred for farming or other jobs that require strength and endurance. They may be used to pull carts or wagons, but their size means that most aren’t suitable for riding unless you’re a child or person with limited mobility. Ponies are the smallest of all horse breeds; they’re also often considered the easiest to care for because of their size—they only need a small amount of food per day compared to other breeds—and because they’re often kept as pets instead of farm animals like draft horses.

Light horses are often used for racing and jumping events

Light horses are often used for racing, jumping, or dressage. Some light horse breeds include:

  • The Thoroughbred is a breed of horse that is commonly used in races. They are known for their speed and agility.
  • The Arabian is known to be a very fast and agile breed of horse that can jump high distances. They have been used in both harness racing as well as polo matches because of this ability.
  • The Morgan is another type of horse that has been shown to be quite athletic and fast when it comes to running competitions or jumping obstacles on the track.

Draft horses are often used for farming

Draft horses are sometimes referred to as work horses or draft animals. They are the largest of all horse types and can weigh up to 1,600 lbs. They have short legs and strong bodies, which makes them able to pull heavy loads.

Draft horses are used in agriculture and farming because they can carry large amounts of weight over long periods of time. In logging, construction, and military uses, they help transport equipment like logs or supplies on their backs.

Ponies are smaller than both light and draft horses.

Ponies are smaller than both light and draft horses. They are also known as “horses,” but the word “pony” is used to describe the size of a horse. A pony can be any breed, though most ponies have a distinct body shape that makes them look different from other breeds of horse.