Hard Spun standing stud in US for the 2015 season

Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., who built Churchill Downs in Louisville, wanted his track to have a race that would rival England’s Epsom Derby. After visiting England to study both its tracks and its races, he established the Kentucky Derby, which was first run on May 17, 1875. Except for 1879 through 1895, when it was 1 & 1/2 miles, the Derby has always been run at 1 & 1/4 miles.

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Brumby Horse

Brumby buckskin stallion

The Brumby Horse is a breed of wild horses in Australia. They originate from once domestic horses that either escaped or were abandoned around 1851. Brumby Horse »»

Medieval horse armor

Horse armor was harder to make for horses than it was for humans. Armor for horses was necessary because enemies attacked horses as a way to slow their riders down.

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History of the Horse

The modern horse, as we know it today, has been around for about 6 million years. The early ancestor of the modern horse has been traced back sixty million years to an animal scientists call Eophippus. The first complete skeleton was found in 1931 in the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming. History of the Horse »»

The Right Saddle For Reining and Cutting

When choosing a new saddle, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the choices available. Few saddles are designed to both ride well and be suitable for training a performance horse. The Right Saddle For Reining and Cutting »»

The Ferghana horse

Gansu Flying Horse

Ferghana horses were one of China’s earliest major imports, originating in an area in Central Asia. These horses, were depicted on Tang dynasty pottery. The Han dynasty bronze statuette Gansu Flying Horse is most likely a depiction of this breed.

Dayuan, north of Bactria, was a nation centered in the Ferghana Valley of present-day Central Asia, and even as early as the Han dynasty, China projected its military power to that area. The Han imperial regime required Ferghana horses and imported such great numbers of them that the rulers of Ferghana closed their borders to such trade. The Ferghana horse »»

Horse names starting with F

Here is a list of horse names starting with F. Click on the linked names for history and meaning of these horse names. Horse names starting with F »»

Old English Black or Lincolnshire Black Horse

The Old English Black (also known as the Lincolnshire Black) is an extinct horse breed. During the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066, the conquerors took some of the Great Horses from Europe across the English Channel and crossed them on native mares. Eventually, a distinct type evolved that was known as the Old English Black Horse. Old English Black or Lincolnshire Black Horse »»