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By: Rose-Marie Fitzgerald
The Kentucky Derby, featured in the 2010 film “Secretariat”, is held annually on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This one-and-a-quarter-mile race for three-year old Thoroughbred horses – the first of “The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing”, followed...
By: Monte Jamison
Rodeo, the greatest American tradition that brings to mind such things as, tight jeans, blood, mud, beer, 2000 lb bulls, a place where men are men and woman are glad of it. there is no guide to the experience of rodeo, it's a lot more...
By: Angela R. Burruss
The drive to hear the buzzer sound at the end of an eight second ride is the motivation that keeps many people's rodeo attempts alive. Birthright gives a new meaning to family traditions in the rodeo scene. It is an automatic assumption that the brothers...
The correct way to canter a horse
By: Rebecca K.
Yeehaw and away we go! That is what many people think of when they see a horse on TV or in a movie. For some reason, horses are almost always running or at the very least cantering on screen. This can lead people to...
By: Sarah Williams
When discussing "flexibility" in the horse, I naturally lean toward exercises that build strength and bending ability in the poll, neck, shoulders and spine. While most disciplines tend to have their own specific exercises and movements created to make a horse more supple and willing...
By: Tammy L Mahan
There are dozens of stables and ranches that offer guests a day of horseback riding. Some offer guided tours while others allow you to go on the trails alone. Almost all horseback riding facilities offer the necessary riding equipment including helmets free of charge. Many...
By: Sarah Williams
Most people will say that Natural Horsemanship is like some magical doorway into the mind of a horse; they will tout people like Pat Parelli and Monty Roberts as being the "inventors" of training methods that are like nothing anyone has ever seen before. I...
Guide to preparing for a horse show
By: J.L. Dys
For anyone who has spent any amount of time showing horses, you know there is an endless amount of preparation involved to make it through that much anticipated class against that one competitor who seems to win every time. From the moment you first decide...
Secretariat: 'The best horse ever'
By: Kira Stann
Secretariat possessed traits that made him the champion that he was. No training in the world will produce an extraordinary champion, if the horse is not already special. Some say Secretariat is the best horse that ever raced. His racing records are astounding, and have...
By: E.Z. May
One of the most disconcerting issues is a "spooky" horse. Oftentimes, the horse jumps to the side, and in some cases, the horse gets very low, turns in the opposite direction, and runs as fast as is possible to escape the enemy. Unfortunately for the...

 

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