RECREATION

Gallop Through Ireland: What Are The Best Trails?

Coastal mountains and low plains are the most notable geographical features of Ireland. The mountain landscape itself is not that high, which makes the countryside walks quite pleasant. Furthermore, low plains make some of the best cross country fields that are perfect for horse riding. Ireland itself is quite famous for the export of outstanding […]

HORSES

Healing With Horses: What Is Equine-Assisted Therapy?

A bond between men and horses has existed throughout the centuries, as these animals have proven more than essential for our survival and prosperity. Throughout history, we have used horses in the fields of agriculture, transport, military, sports, and even medicine. History of EAT You are probably less familiar with the use of horses in […]

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How Expensive Horse Riding Really Is?

Love for horses can sometimes be costly, especially if you are starting to develop an interest in equestrianism. Certainly, being around horses is relaxing, beneficial for your mental health and incredibly fun, but what is the cost of it all? Taking up horseback riding as a hobby is usually typical for people living on ranches […]

CURIOSITIES

Fashion & Horse Racing: Fabulous Large Hats Then & Now

Stakes, Kentucky Derby or The Grand National are mentioned. When we take a retrospective look at the horse races, the tradition of wearing hats is almost as old as the races. The Beginning Of It All The beginning of the 20th century was marked by the rise in popularity of horse races as a sport […]

HORSE RACING

How To Bet On Horses 101

There are a few things that set horse racing apart from other sports events. First of all, it is always in the open, so people who prefer to be outside really appreciate the setting. Second, admission is free or very cheap in the majority of cases, so you don’t need to spend tons of cash […]

HORSES

All The Things You Need To Know About Horse Vision

While growing up, a lot of us likely heard how most of the farm animals, including horses, see the world in black and white. Yet, at the same time, we either heard or saw first-hand many contradictions to these claims. Throughout scientific experiments, it was proven that horses are far from being color blind. It […]

HORSE RACING

Top Reasons Why Horse Betting Is Still Popular

Horse betting has been around for a very long period of time. In fact, it was one of the most popular forms of betting for the past two centuries. The whole trend kicked-off in post-industrial Britain, among booming businessmen and entrepreneurs, who were at the time looking for friendly betting matches. It wasn’t long before […]

CURIOSITIES

5 Interesting Facts About Horses

We have been living with horses for over 5000 years. We have worked together, been through wars together, played as a team in different sports activities, etc. Without a doubt, humans and horses share one of the most wonderful symbioses in the world. Yet, there are a lot of interesting things that we do not […]

HORSES

Training A Race Horse 101: Everything You Need To Know

Training a horse is not nearly as easy as many people consider it to be. There are so many lessons a young horse needs to learn before it can even become a proper racehorse. Every horse is a bit different, so the training must be specially adjusted for that particular horse to follow its progress […]

HORSE RACING

Top Irish Horse Racing Events You Don’t Want To Miss

Ireland almost immediately comes to mind when someone mentions horse racing, as some of the finest horse breeds and jockeys come from Ireland. Horse riding is more than just a hobby here. It is one of the main tourist attractions, and it an important part of Irish national heritage. So, it comes as no surprise […]