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Parts Of The Horse's Body

Posted by Nicole Nauss on January 24, 2014 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (82)


1. Muzzle - The part of the head which includes the nostrils, lips, and the bones, gums, and teeth covered by latter.
2. Nostril -  Large nostrils allow for the intake of large quantities of air, especially while ru...
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Beaning A Horse

Posted by Nicole Nauss on January 24, 2014 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (3)

Beaning A Horse


I personaly have never done this method, but thought it should be brought up. Beaning a horse is an old trick of horse copers who, when an animal is lame on one front foot, place a small piece of metal or sharp stone between the shoe and the wall of the sound hoof in order to cause temporary pain, so that the horse, being tender in bo...

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The Barb Horse

Posted by Nicole Nauss on January 24, 2014 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (3)

The Barb Horse




In many respects the Barb resembles the Arab, but he does not posses the latter's quality and is plainer about the head. His bone, however, is of first-rate texture, and as a saddle-hack his merits stand h...

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Bandages

Posted by Nicole Nauss on January 24, 2014 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (45)

Bandages


Bandages are ordinarily used for two purposes- firstly, for keeping the limbs warm, and secondly, with the object of keeping the legs fine; of course, too, they afford support to injured ligaments and muscles in cases of injury. For the fir...

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Backing A Horse

Posted by Nicole Nauss on January 20, 2014 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Backing


Every horse should be taught to back. If he is not, his course of schooling is incomplete. Nothing looks worse than seeing a horse backing in a zig-zag fashion, and even if the movement is accomplished in this style, its object may be defeated by th...

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Artillery Horse

Posted by Nicole Nauss on January 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (41)

The Artillery Horse 


The class of horse that was required for artillery purposes had to be a short-legged, heavy-boned animal, with plenty of substance about him, exspecially in the case of the wheelers, as the work of stop...

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The Argentine Horse

Posted by Nicole Nauss on January 10, 2014 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (9)

The Argentine Horse

 

 

So much improvement has been effected in this horse of late years by the importation of the best Thoroughbred, Hackney, and Shire blood fro...

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A GREENHORN'S GUIDE TO CUTTING

Posted by Nicole Nauss on January 9, 2014 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

A GREENHORN'S GUIDE TO CUTTING

 

HOW IT ALL BEGAN:

Cutting is a sport that has its origins on the cattle ranches of the Southwest in the 1880s. Ranchers found that individual cows occasionally had to be separated from the rest of the herd for branding, because of sickness, or to sell.

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10 Interesting Facts About Arabian Horses

Posted by Nicole Nauss on January 9, 2014 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (41)

10 Interesting Facts About Arabian Horses

 

Arabians are a very popular breed of horse for many e...

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Horses Teeth Tell Their Age

Posted by Nicole Nauss on January 7, 2014 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (46)

How To Tell The Age Of A Horse

 

As probably everbody is aware, the age of a horse can be ascertained by an inspection of the teeth on his lower jaw, from which information can be derived by remembering the following facts. The first set of teeth are known as milk teeth, which are gradually shed and replaced by permanent on...

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