Ancient people were quite content to ride horses without saddles. Indeed, in many parts of the world people still do ride 'bareback' and it can even be a useful way for riders to improve their balance and feel for the horses's movements. But anybody...
We've all been there... You watch National Velvet, or read Black Beauty, and suddenly you just have to ride a horse. If this is your case, don't rush out and saddle up a pony quite yet.
While there are no dog sports in the Summer or Winter Olympics, the 2016 Rio Olympic games did provide dog sport competitors with plenty of lessons.
The Easy Entry cart is the generally accepted "standard" first cart, but there are alternatives. One of these is the Hyper Bike.
What can miniature horses do? PLENTY! Combined Driving is the fastest growing equine sport - and miniature horses are the fastest growing division!
In horse racing, racecards are used to give information about the races and the particular horses running in them.
A comprehensive article explaining the ways to prevent falling off a horse, with instructional videos which you can use at home to learn the best way to fall off a horse as safely as possible.
France has some idyllic racecourses including Longchamp, the home of the lucrative Arc de Triomphe race, and Chantilly, 30 miles north of Paris. Germany boats brilliant courses at Baden Baden and Cologne, while Australia has more than 700 courses across the outback.
If you spend your time playing the races at some stuffy OTB, or at home with TVG on the tube, then you're missing out on the greatness of the thoroughbred racing experience. Every horse racing fan should visit the great race tracks to soak up the...
Queen Elizabeth, grandmother of Prince William and Harry, is a passionate horse racing fan and owns a large number of horses. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson also owns racehorses, as does striker and former David Beckham team-mate Michael Owen