Can’t get enough information about horses? You’re not alone. Luckily, there are many great resources out there, on all sorts of horse-related topics. Let our resource guide direct you to this wealth of information.
Horse OwnershipGuide to First Time Horse Ownership
The University of Maine provides this extensive guide about selecting and caring for your first horse.Basic Horse Ownership
Louisiana State University created this page, with links to several resources about the basics of taking care of a horse on a day-to-day basis.Responsible Horse Ownership
Here you can find a list of handouts covering many different aspects of horse ownership, from horse riding etiquette to west Nile virus in horses.Routine Health Care for Horses
This helpful handout from the University of Texas details the routine care that goes into keeping a horse happy and healthy.
Horse BreedsHorse Breeds
The University of Oklahoma created this comprehensive list of horse breeds, with information and pictures for each one.Index of Horse Breeds
This little site has an introduction to a few of the most famous horse breeds.Riding Horse Breed Types and Uses
For anyone considering purchasing their own riding horse, this is a great guide.
Horseback RidingTeaching Beginners to Ride
Here you can find a list of some common mistakes new riders make, as well as an outline of the correct riding posture.Horse Riding Safety
If you’ve never gotten onto a horse before, learning to ride can be quite scary. Learn these basic skills, in order to stay safe while riding.Horse Riding Fact Sheets and Glossary
This resource from West Virginia University might be helpful for individuals who are looking to horseback riding as a form of occupational therapy.
- MidAtlantic Horse Rescue: This organization helps save healthy thoroughbreds from slaughter, once their racing careers are over. Check out their website to learn how you can adopt one.
- Adopt-a-Horse: This group rescues and rehabilitates standardbred racehorses, and prepares them for adoption.
- The International Museum of the Horse: Located in Lexington, Kentucky, the International Museum of the Horse chronicles the horse’s place in history. On its website, you can look through interactive exhibits and view other educational resources.
- American Association of Equine Practitioners: This is a professional organization for veterinarians and others who work in horse medicine.