The 7 Most Unusual Horse Breeds in the World

Ever since we first domesticated horses over 6000 years ago we’ve been selectively breeding them to suit whatever we wanted them to do. Fast forward to now and there are literally hundreds of different breeds around the world that have a million and one different uses and while we all know of the most popular breeds such as the Quarter …

Do Horses Need Supplements?

The simple answer to the question of whether horses need supplements or not depends a lot on what the supplements are for and your horse’s lifestyle. For example, if your horse has a healthy balanced diet and you’re thinking of feeding him extra minerals then, of course, he doesn’t need them. If, on the other hand, your horse doesn’t have …

Best Breeds For Eventing, At All Levels

Regardless of what you want a horse for we’re all looking for that perfect horse and while the definition of a perfect horse varies from person to person when it comes to eventing there are certain things that every eventer, or prospective eventer, looks for. Ideally an eventing horse should have plenty of bravery but not be headstrong and just …

How To Be A Better Horse Rider

We all strive to be better riders, but what is it that makes the difference between a good rider and a great one? You might be surprised to know there are a few things that set the greats apart from the rest of us but the good news is that being a great rider is within everybody’s grasp, regardless of …

Top 11 Best Horse Breeds For Trail Riding

Whether you’re a competitive trail rider or do it purely for pleasure you’ll know that there can be no better feeling than being sat on your favorite horse and enjoying the world as you pass through it, but what is it that makes a good trail horse? While there are certain characteristics, such as being sound and having the ability …

Want To Work With Horses?

The 15 Best Horse Career Options There can be no better thing than doing a job you really enjoy and if you love horses then what better job to do than one where you can work with them? These days there’s a multitude of different occupations where you can either work with them, directly or indirectly. Whatever your interest is …

Are Horses Smart?

We all know how smart dolphins are and that some dog breeds have the brain capacity of a 2 and half-year-old human but what about horses? Nobody ever says how smart they are or compares their intellect with humans so I thought it would be interesting to look into how a horse’s brain works and how smart they really are. …

How To Load A Horse

If you’re lucky enough to have your own horse then chances are at some point you’ve had to transport them, whether for a show or a trip to the vet and unless your horse is one of those miracle horses that don’t mind dark confined spaces you know loading a horse isn’t always plane sailing. Teaching your horse to load …