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?
The horse is a domesticated one-toed hoofed mammal, part of the family Equidae. It is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It evolved from a small, multiple-toed creature called Eohippus to the large, single-toed animal it is today. Ponies Horse breeds come in many varieties and are widely different from each other. Over… Continue reading How Many Horse Breeds Are There?
Owning a Clydesdale horse is not as inexpensive as you may think. Not only does this breed require extra vaccinations and riding lessons, but you’ll also have to spend time grooming and caring for it. This makes a Clydesdale horse a more expensive investment than a pony, but it’s certainly worth it. Cost of a… Continue reading Costs of Owning a Clydesdale Horse
A rider’s most important piece of clothing is the breeches. Breeches provide a rider with a comfortable and safe feeling in the saddle. There were once a few models, but today there are hundreds to choose from. What are the different types of breeches? Which breeches are best suited for whom? We will help you… Continue reading Breeches – types, materials, functionality