The Thoroughbred Breed: Thoroughbred Traits and the Breed’s Origin

Brown thoroughbred horse - The thoroughbred breed

The Thoroughbred Breed In the Western world, the thoroughbred is a breed of horse that’s well-known. Thoroughbreds are most easily identified as horses that race on dirt (and turf) tracks at great speeds. Although they may be slower than the Quarter Horse over a quarter mile, they can generate incredible speed over longer distances. Thoroughbreds … Read moreThe Thoroughbred Breed: Thoroughbred Traits and the Breed’s Origin

The Gelding: Owning and Riding a Castrated Male Horse

Gelding and mare peacefully nuzzle each other - The gelding

The Gelding When people own horses, it’s typical that when they have a male horse, they have a gelding instead of a stallion. This can decrease issues relating to handling, management and even riding. A gelding can be a great option for first-time horse owners and riders. What Makes a Horse a Gelding? A gelding … Read moreThe Gelding: Owning and Riding a Castrated Male Horse

The Stallion: Management, Breeding and Reasons for Castration

Chestnut stallion in field - The stallion

The Stallion There are many people who choose to own and manage stallions. For those who feel they may go down this route, it’s important to be aware of what exactly a stallion is, how their management may differ from that of other classes of horses and why a stallion may be castrated. Age and … Read moreThe Stallion: Management, Breeding and Reasons for Castration