A Horse’s Ears Can Tell You Quite a Bit!

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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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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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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Flexibility: Another Benefit of Horseback Riding

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If you have tight hamstrings or glutes, other areas might help compensate to get you through a squat, but there is nothing to help your hips, adductors, or hamstrings when you’re awkwardly straddled over a horse’s back. Sit in that position long enough and your flexibility will improve.

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The Horse Gallop/Trot Debate of 1872

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Leland Stanford, a businessman, former governor, and race-horse owner, hired a man by the name of Eadweard James Muybridge to help him answer two basic questions:

1) Does a horse have all four feet off the ground during a trot?

2) During a gallop, does a horse have its hind legs extended to the rear and its front legs extended to the front while all four are in the air? Or, are the legs collected under its body when they are all in the air?

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A Horse’s Sense of Smell

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Like most animals, horses have an acute sense of smell that they regularly employ to provide them with information on what is going on around them. Horses use their sense of smell in a number of different and important ways.

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Chariot Racing: Still Alive Today?

Quite possibly the oldest equine sport, and believed to be the sport that started the ancient Olympic games, chariot racing was made famous in modern times by the 1959 epic film, Ben Hur. And even though this is a very old tradition – can you believe it’s still alive in some parts of the west?

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Leonardo da Vinci loved horses

History shows us that Leonardo da Vinci seemed to have been a big fan of horses, and even his rough sketches possess an almost magical lifelike quality, both in their detail and in their perspective.

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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.

Contact us today!

General Inquiries: 214. 221.9777
Lessons: 214.725.7664

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