What Are Fox Trotting Horses

What makes a horse a gaited horse?   To understand the definition of a gaited horse one must first know a little about the way horses move. The trot is the most common gait of the horse other than a walk. Horses preform the trot as a diagonal gait, moving a front foot and the […]

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Top Five Myths About Cutting Horses

During my career as a professional horse trainer, I’ve heard horse owners tell all kinds of reasons why they think their horse could be a winner in the cutting arena. Unfortunately, when it comes to cow horses, a lot of folks are misinformed as to what is fact and what is fiction. And of course, […]

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Steeplechase 101

Steeplechase 101 Steeplechasing includes the thrills and speed of Thoroughbred racing at flat tracks. It mixes in the precision of jumping to create a hybrid like hurdle events in track and field where the premium is on speed, but the concern is focused squarely on the jumps. The races are two to four miles in […]

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Buzkashi – The National sport of Afghanistan

Buzkashi is an ancient equestrian sport played in Afghanistan that dates back to the 13th century. The rules are fairly simple– two opposing teams attempt to lift and carry the ‘boz’ to the scoring area (a circle drawn on the ground). The boz is a 150-lb goat or calf carcass that has been beheaded and […]

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Proper Body Position while Barrel Racing

Even though barrel racing is a fast paced sport, it doesn’t mean you can leave your horsemanship behind. If you keep correct body position throughout a barrel run it will cut precious seconds off your time, seconds that decide if you are in the money or just out of it. There are the basic things […]

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