There are many levels of endurance competitions, ranging from short rides 25 miles or less to 250- mile races run over five days.
Whether the experience is a hansom cab ride through Central Park in New York City or a gypsy caravan rented for a quiet countryside tour in southern France, there is a great likelihood that the livery stable will be operated by people who love their animals.
Nearly five hundred years following the decline of tournaments, resurgence in the popularity of jousting and all things Renaissance began.
As a leading equestrian organization, Pony Club has brought together legions of children and their adult mentors with the horses that have had lasting impacts on all of their lives.
Polo enthusiasts from the top players to the beginners will adamantly state, "Polo is one of the most exciting sports to play."
Perhaps the most recognized of all equine breeds, thanks in large part to their daring feats on and off the racetrack, the Thoroughbred's very name is synonymous with words such as well bred, excellent and first-rate.
In 1791, Justin Morgan, a soft-spoken schoolteacher from Springfield, Massachusetts, accepted a little bay stallion as partial remuneration of a debt. By all historical memoirs, the bay stallion was small and sturdily assembled with a short back, powerful loin and voluminous muscling blanketing oblique shoulders and ample quarters.
Nothing compares to the sight of a youngster clutching a well-deserved ribbon and hugging the horse which helped the child win it. This very vision is one reason I agree to judge 4-H and small open shows.
I am planning on attending the Paso Fino World Championships that are being held in Tampa, Florida this year to learn more about these fascinating horses. Would you please explain the other movements (gaits) so that I will know what I am looking for when I get to the Championships?
It takes a special breed of horse to win the immediate adoration of horsemen and laymen together and the Friesian was tailor-made to fit the bill. With their attractive appearance, gentle nature, and willingness to learn, the Friesians are a popular attraction at equine events all over the world.
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