Horse Riding Some Tips

One of the most important tips in picking out which horse to ride stems from which horse bread has been developed for riding where you want to take it. Here some of the horses I’ve ridden are pictured and explained.

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   Appaloosa Bread

   The first horse ridding tips cover a bread of horses that were developed by native Indians way up in the northern part of America. The bread is one of the most colorful horses around. In many cases they resemble that bread named paints. The distinctive look of this bread of horses usually is a bunch of small spots somewhere. They are ridden in the south western states up in the Rocky Mountains like they had originally bread for. Cowboys and cowgirls can run across them while camping because several hunters ride them through the forest while deer hunting. Some of the ropers have learned this horse riding tip before they start hitting a rodeo arena. That allows them to ride some Appaloosa mare as they team rope without any trouble. Unfortunately not every horse of this bread has any spotty color. They just have the normal plain look. Here is a white Appaloosa mare in a pasture with a tall mule.These two animals tended to be the safest ones to ride in the Rocky Mountains. One didn’t have to worry about loosing control and falling off any cliff.


   Quarter Horse

   Another piece of the horse ridding tips revolves around horses that are still used in ranching. There are still some places in the south west that are made up of wide open fields. These open areas still have large herds of cattle grazing on them. Ranchers still have to herd some cattle around. They have had to pick out a bread of horses to get as much work done as possible. In these wide open ranches cowboys and cowgirls tend to run across Quarter Horses. They are also ridden in the roping arena. It’s just that they aren’t as popular as the Appaloosa bread every where in the south west.


   Arabian Horses

   In this horse riding tip cowboys and cowgirls find a bread of horses that came from the middle east. Since Arabian horses are from a very dry and hot environment they do not need to have as much water available to them. People can see some of them in the southwest because it is also very hot and dry there. Most of them can be observed around the extra large ranches in the South West. It’s just that this breed has one weakness. The hooves on these horse can get so dry that they can crack harshly on contact with something else. Owners have to watch out to keep that from happening. Several owners hose the hooves down with water and make sure they do not get too large. This picture just shows how they look next to some open range.



   Like it was shown at the beginning of this horse riding tips page Mules can also be found in the south west. Many of them were brought in from the east side of the Texas Pan Handle. They have even been used in the Civil War battle re-enactments done in Texas and New Mexico. That alone tell you that they don’t shy when a rifle is fired next to them. Around the middle of New Mexico cowboys and cowgirls can find them being ridden up in the mountains like they had originally been bread for. One just don’t see them in the roping arena as often as the other breads.


   In the end the best way to find horse ridding tips is to speak with the cowboys and cowgirls that are already riding where ever one wants to go. They know more about the area and can tell you which ever bread of horse handles better in it. They might even be able to let you barrow one of theirs as long as you help them on it. It’s just that they probably will not allow you to wear a pair of spurs.

   Feeding Tips

   Once you have made a decision and purchased some horse you will need to learn how to feed it. It’s just that all of these breads have one thing in common. They all love some hay. Around the country different types of grass are baled as hay. You can get straight alfalfa, straight grass and a grass alfalfa mixture. There is one thing all the bales of hay have in common. They are either bales as old fashioned small bales or large round ones.  Round Grazer Hay Bales Feeding tells you how to take care of and feed them large round bales. It stems mostly from having to do it any way possible, not go out and buy some expensive equipment. It will help new horse owners take care of the horse they just got and allow them to buy a new saddle as well.

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