Content tagged "horse selection and use"

Horse Gallop

Horses Updated: September 23, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Although the gallop or run appears to only be a faster canter, it is in fact a different gait containing four beats. ...

Horse Trot

Horses Updated: September 23, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky The trot is a two beat diagonal gait where the horse’s legs work in paired diagonals. The pattern of this two beat...

Horse Walk

Horses Updated: September 23, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky The walk is four beat gait where each foot hits the ground independently. The pattern of this four beat walk may be...

Equine Epiphysitis

Horses Updated: September 23, 2009

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Epiphysitis is an inflammation of the epiphysial cartilage plate of the long bones. It occurs mostly on the front...

Benefits of Horse Ownership

Horses Updated: September 23, 2009

Karen Waite, Equine Extension Specialist, Michigan State University There are many benefits to involvement with horses, for people of all ages. Equine...

Competitive Western Horse Events

Horses Updated: September 23, 2009

Colleen Brady, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Purdue University Many people choose to enjoy their horses in competitive events. These...

Horses Used for Work Purposes

Horses Updated: August 13, 2009

While the age of horse-drawn plows and carriages have passed, many horses are still used today for work purposes. Horses can be found working with people and...

Horse Artificial Gaits

Horses Updated: September 08, 2008

Gaits such as the running walk, slow gait, pace and rack are considered artificial gaits, however they are very natural to specific breeds of horses. You...

Cost of Horse Ownership

Horses Updated: August 11, 2008

Horse ownership continues to increase in popularity. While horses are still used for some agriculture enterprises, most horses are used for pleasure riding,...

Horse Back

Horses Updated: October 09, 2006

When a horse backs naturally without interference from the rider they perform a two beat diagonal gait. The back has a similar hoof pattern to that of the...

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