Chestnuts on horses are a type of callosity that can be found on the inner side of a horse’s leg. They’re located above the knee on the foreleg and below the hock on the hind leg. There are two kinds of callosities on a horse: night eyes and chestnuts. Ergots Ergots are small callosities on… Continue reading What is a Chestnut on a Horse?
A colt is a young male horse. It is usually less than four years old. Colts have a lot of potential. They make great companions for young riders. Moreover, colts can be used for breeding. Read on to learn more about colts. A colt is also called a yearling horse. Filly There are some differences… Continue reading What is a Colt Horse?
Introduction: How to Decide Which Discipline is Right for You and Your Horse What is your goal? Do you want to show jump, or do you want to compete in dressage? These are the two most popular equestrian disciplines. What is the difference between them and what is right for you? There are many different… Continue reading How to Decide Which Discipline is Right for You and Your Horse
The horse industry is a $3 billion industry, and it’s the fastest growing segment of the agricultural industry. With more people than ever before taking up horseback riding, there are more horses than ever before. The number of horses in America has increased by over 50% in the last decade alone. The average American spends… Continue reading Complete Guide to Helping You Choose Your Local Equestrian Shop
Introduction: What are the Benefits of Horse Riding and What is it Like? Horseback riding is a fun, safe, and social sport that has many benefits. It’s not just for kids. Adults can benefit too. Horseback riding is good for strengthening the core muscles of your back and abdomen as well as improving balance and… Continue reading What is the Ideal Age to Start Horse Riding?