Pro Horse Grooming Tips

Grooming a horse is like riding a bike really, we all know how to do it without even thinking about it. That said are we doing in in the best way? Over the years I’ve learnt some interesting facts and tips from the pros that I thought I’d pass on. How do I get stubborn sweet stains out of my …

How To Prepare Your Horse For A Show

Showing your horse can be great fun but if you’ve never done it before it can seem pretty daunting the first time. Fear not though I’ve put together this handy guide to help you through the process and explain some of the etiquette. In this article I’ll be talking about judged exhibitions rather than the international events that are held …

Caring For Your Horse’s Hooves

Looking after your horses is probably the most important thing you can do for them. You wouldn’t walk down the road without anything on your feet and then not wash and clean them when you got back would you, so why would you not do the same for you horse. A horse’s hooves are far more important that to them …

Guide To Buying A Horse Trailer

You’ve got your own horse and using a friends trailer is no longer an option so you’ve decided to invest in your own. This is can be a great thing but it’s often difficult to know where to start and what to look out for. I’ve bought many different trailers in my life, from tiny single horse bumper-towed ones to …

Buying Your First Horse

Over the decades I’ve bought many horses and while most have been really good I have made some big mistakes that I know I could have avoided if I’d only done a little bit of research and asked the right questions. This is why I thought I’d write this guide to hopefully help you avoid the same mistakes I’ve made. …

How Much Should My Horse Weigh?

Typical horse weights by breed lbs kg Albino 1003 455 Akhal-Teke 992 450 Andalusian 1201 – 1301 545 – 590 Appaloosa 1003 – 1301 455 – 590 Arabian 904 – 1102 410 – 500 Ardennais 1400 – 1598 635 – 725 Caspian 595 270 Cleveland Bay 1201 – 1499 545 – 680 Clydesdale 1800 – 2200 820 – 1000 Connemara …

The History Of The Horse

While there are literally hundreds of different horse breeds in existence today it is interesting to remember that they all descended from one animal; the Eohippus, who lived over 60 million years ago. The tiny Eohippus, standing at only 14 inches high, evolved through Mesohippus, Merychippus and Pliohipuus into todays Equus. Todays Equus has got a height range of 23 …

Heavyweight Champs: 5 Best Horses for Larger Riders

When you’re thinking about learning to ride or buying a new horse, it’s important to consider the type of horse that can comfortably carry you, especially if you’re a bit on the heavier side. While a lot of people rightly say that balance and riding position are critical factors, they aren’t the be-all, end-all. If you’re 225 pounds, it doesn’t matter …