The Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This premier horse race culminates two weeks of races, parties and many other special events.
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.
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...
Every May, two weeks after "The Run for the Roses", the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland hosts the Preakness Stakes, which is the second leg of the prestigious Triple Crown.
Born in 1861 to free black parents, Isaac Murphy became one of the greatest jockeys in America and then white people squeezed him out of horse racing.
A curated, easy-to-understand list of dog sports in the United States. Includes training expectations and physical requirements for both dogs and humans.
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.
Held five weeks after the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes is the third leg of the Triple Crown and may determine a Triple Crown winner, if the prestigious racing honor is still in contention.
A part of the annual Mul-Chu-Tha Fair, the people of the Akimel O'Odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) tribes welcome rodeo fans to the All-Indian rodeo in Sacaton. Community spirit meets rough stock!
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.
Rosie Napravnik is on a mission to rewrite the record books when it comes to the success of female riders. However, she also would love nothing more than to be considered the best jockey overall.
What can miniature horses do? PLENTY! Combined Driving is the fastest growing equine sport - and miniature horses are the fastest growing division!
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
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.