What kind of socks does your horse have?

A few weeks ago, we posted on head markings on a horse. This week we take a look at some typical leg markings on horses. These can sometimes be used to identify a horse, or to describe what they look like.

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Markings on a horse’s head are fairly common. Most head marking fall into a few categories and have specific words that are used to identify each category. Let’s take a look at each.

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You’d be surprised how much you can gather by observing a horse’s ears. By simply identifying some of these common ear positions, you may be able to figure out what a horse is feeling.

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It’s hard to ignore how similar zebras are in comparison to horses. They’re actually both from the same species family and genus, however, you can only find the Zebra in Africa. The most obvious difference are the Zebra’s black and white stripes Aside from location and stripes, but there are many more factors that may set them apart.

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There may be some of you who have considered a career involving horse care. Equine veterinarians are doctors who provide medical care for horses.

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Have you ever sat down and watched the Wizard of Oz and wondered how they actually made The Horse of a Different Color? It’s quite fascinating.

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Common Horse Phrases: Part 1

Horses have played such a huge part of our heritage as a nation that it’s no small wonder that the horse is frequently used in many phrases in our language. Of course, some of those phrases are more well-know and used more often – while others aren’t heard as much anymore. Still – we thought it would be great to do a little series on horse idioms! This week we will cover 5 horse phrases.

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What kind of socks does your horse have?

A few weeks ago, we posted on head markings on a horse. This week we take a look at some typical leg markings on horses. These can sometimes be used to identify a horse, or to describe what they look like.

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Cute Little Girl Leading Horse

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This little girl went viral this week! We love how she pronounces the horse’s name (Cinnamon). The horse is now used at a camp for children with cancer, the Nighthawk Ranch in Guffey, Colorado.

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The Reason Horses Sleep Standing Up

It does seem a bit silly how horses can sleep standing up. But there’s a great reason for it. By nature, horses are prey animals – which means they are usually being hunted in the wild. Horses have straight backs, so they can’t get up quickly. If a predator gets close to a sleeping horse while it’s lying down, the horse may not be able to get up fast enough to escape.

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A Horse’s Incredible Sense of Hearing

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Even though we never really think of it this way, horses are a species that survives by getting a head start on predators. So, they need a pretty good sense of hearing. The fact that horses have survived all the way to modern times is testimony to their incredible hearing, which is considerably better than a human’s.

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About Park Lane Equestrian

Situated on 300 beautiful acres, Park Lane Equestrian Center is a first-class equestrian facility, and the largest in North Texas.

From the amenities of a full-service barn to the individualized service of a small one, we’ve got the best of both worlds – and we’re conveniently located in the heart of the city, only minutes from downtown Dallas!

We're open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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