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Book Review: Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse

Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse Mark Rashid Johnson Books, 2003 Mark Rashid is a horse trainer who works one-on-one work with horse and rider. In his fourth book, Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse, he tells the story of a seven-year-old horse who steps into his life. The horse, named Buck, challenges Rashid to […]

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Comanche – a Horse

Contrary to popular belief, Comanche was not General George A. Custer’s horse. He was the most famous horse in America and was idolized in the latter half of the 1800s. Comanche, a Mustang/Morgan mix, was an army horse, bought in 1868 and sent to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. There a Captain Myles Keough of the 7th […]

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Black Jack

Black Jack was a coal black Morgan/American Quarter Horse mix. He was named after General John J. (Black Jack) Pershing of World War I fame and served in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment known as The Old Guard. Black Jack was born in Oklahoma, January 19, 1947 and began army life in 1952. He had […]

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Horse Behavior

Wondering why your horse acts the way he does? Horses are individuals, each having its own personality. But there are behaviors that are exhibited by all horses. Different breeds of horse may have specific talents. It’s interesting to watch your horse develop his/her own endearing ways or helping him/her overcome problems. Are Horse Personalities Inherited […]

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Horse Welfare

Through the years, horses have served man willingly, but man has not always treated horses as the loyal companion they are. Horse lovers around the world have advocated for their welfare. We thank them for their diligent efforts on behalf of all horses. Here are a list of articles having to do with Horse Welfare […]

Equinophobia - Fear of Horses
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How to overcome equinophobia (fear of horses)

It’s easy to see why some people are scared of horses. After all, isn’t a Shire Horse much bigger than you are? Despite the fact that some horses kick or bite, most don’t, so there really isn’t a need to be scared of horses. Often it’s caused by a poor memory in childhood, though it […]

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Book Review: The Hearts of Horses

The Hearts of Horses Moll Gloss This is the story of a young girl, Martha Lessen, whose love of horses and the American West lead her to become a horse whisperer, taming horses with kindness. It takes place during the First World War, when many young girls and women have taken on the work of […]

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Poseidon and the Horse

Poseidon is known as the Greek god of the sea. He is said to have created horses along with sea creatures and earthquakes (possibly due to tsunamis in Greece). When Poseidon was content, seas were calm. But when Poseidon was angered or ignored, he was said to strike the ground with his 3 pronged Trident, […]