World’s Most Amazing Gaited Horse Breeds

World’s Most Amazing Gaited Horse Breeds

We all know what horse gaits are, right? I’ve talked about them previously: they basically represent the different ways a horse walks or runs. However, gaited horse breeds represent something different. They refer to certain horse breeds that are able to ensure an incredibly smooth and comfortable ride. It’s worth noting that out of the…

The Difference Between Hot, Cold, and Warmblood Horses

The Difference Between Hot, Cold, and Warmblood Horses

It’s clear that different horses have different personalities, and most of the time these traits are dictated by their breed. However, since there are more than 300 horse breeds in the world, a horse’s temperament can also be identified quickly through its cold-blood, warmblood, and hot-blood nominations. The differences between cold, warm, and hot-blooded horses…

How Fast Can a Horse Run at Full Gallop?

How Fast Can a Horse Run at Full Gallop?

We all know that horses are incredibly fast animals, but not all horses run at the same speeds, and not all of them can maintain high speeds for long periods. All horses love to run, however, it’s in their nature. They’re large, well-built, and incredibly energetic animals, but there are certain factors (both internal and…

Improving Horse Fitness – Everything You Need to Know

Improving Horse Fitness – Everything You Need to Know

Horses might seem like they’re unwavering and tireless. After all, that’s how they are portrayed in movies and TV shows. This couldn’t be further from the truth, as a horse can lose its fitness and quickness relatively easily if the owner doesn’t ensure proper nutrition and frequent exercise. You can increase a horse’s fitness in…

Why Do Horses Need Shoes and Can Your Horse Go Unshod?

Why Do Horses Need Shoes and Can Your Horse Go Unshod?

According to history, the Romans were the first to shoe their horses around 2,000 years ago. They didn’t use nails and horseshoes like we do today, but rather a series of hoof pads designed specifically to protect the hoof from damage. In about 500 AD, we began nailing horseshoes, but why do horses need shoes…