According to figures released by the American Horse Council, there are about 6.9 million horses in the United States.
The polished weanlings and yearlings and the athletic two-year-olds that grace the sales rings throughout the world today are slightly different from the horses that went before them. Technology and research have combined to provide consignors and buyers with a slightly different opinion of what constitutes good health.
Mounted competitions are arranged for vaulters of all skill levels.
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.
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