05/20/12

Horse and Riders – Famous Rider Trivia Quiz.

In the not too distant past…before the Tin Lizzy and the Wright Bros , a little less than 150 years ago, horses were one of the major means of transportation and power for many activities. Even today we still use the term horse power when classifying the amount of work many of our machines can do. The classic definition is the value James Watt adopted in the late 18th century.

The power to lift 33,000 lbs one foot in one minute. Now I am grateful for many machines I have but none of them can exhibit the affection a horse can. Over the years I have witnesses many images of the love and affection horse and rider have shared that cannot be experienced with a machine. Granted I love my favorite car but it just isn’t the same.

What about you? Do you remember any of the old westerns or historic figures of the past and the horses they rode. I’m sure you could probably add to this list and we encourage you to do so in the comment section.

Here is our list see if you can match up the rider with the horse. Post your score in the comments.

The winner will get the satisfaction that comes from knowing you really know famous horse riders and their horses…sorry wish it could be more. The Answers are at the end…no peeking!

Trivia Quiz-Match Famous Rider and Horse
1 Napoleon   a Thunder
2 Red Ryder   b Tarzan
3 Queen Elizabeth II   c Red Fox
4 Alexander The Great   d Papoose
5 Dale Evans   e Brown Beauty
6 Jesse James   f Burmese
7 Tom Mix   g Fritz
8 Stone Wall Jackson   h Diablo
9 King Author   i Tony
10 Little Beaver   j Traveller
11 General Custer   k Roger Leo
12 George Washington   l Marengo
13 Simon Bolivar   m Llamrei
14 Bill Hart   n Blackie
15 Ken Maynard   o Bucephalus
16 Robert E Lee   p Cincinnati
17 Sitting Bull   q Little Sorrel
18 Paul Revere   r Comanche
19 Ulysses S Grant   s Palomo
20 Cisco Kid   t Buttermilk

 

I have to put the answers here which is very close to the quiz and I am counting on you not to peek. Place a piece of paper over the answers and finish up I’M WATCHING!!

Answers
1,l
2,a
3,f
4,o
5,t
6,c
7,i
8,q
9,m
10,d
11,r
12,k
13,s
14,g
15,b
16,j
17,n
18,e
19,p
20,h

 

How did you do? Post your score in the comments and get your bragging rights

03/9/12

Good Horses for Beginners

Here is a short video on some Horse breeds that are suitable for beginners.

Good Horses for Beginners

A great way to look for a good horse for beginners is to consider a breed that is noted for it’s versatility and sound body and mind. Choose the perfect horse for a beginner with tips from a horseback riding instructor in this video on horse breeds.

Take our free 10 video mini course covering the following subjects:
1. What does it cost to own a horse?
2. How old should the beginners first horse be?
3. What age can a child begin horse riding lessons?
4. Basic horse health care.
5. Fundamental Training for horse and rider: Horse behavior.
6. Approaching and Haltering a Horse
7. Horse grooming demo.
8. How to saddle a horse: western style
9. How to mount a horse
10. Using the reins

02/19/12

Horse Riding Lessons

 

Horse Riding Lessons

Learning how to ride and other important horse related topics

All my life I have been crazy about horses. My grandfather bought me my first horse when I was 6 years old. My love affair with quarter horses and thoroughbreds has continued for over 50 years. I have bred , trained, shown and raced them most of my life. I owned and managed a large western store in Houston, Texas when I was younger. I won numerous awards and trophies with my horses.

One Of My Favorites Virgil Vengeful

Now some of you might think I’m bragging…well some..but hey is it bragging if you did it?. My point is I do know something about horses. Others may think this is BS but the American Quarter Horse Association is in the process of verifying my winners and I hope to post the outcome soon at www.quaterhorses.info. I know I spelled quarter wrong…just a gimmick to get traffic because it is a common typo and I want to help everybody get started in the right direction.

One thing is for sure if you are thinking about owning and riding horses and have no experience you need to start your education before you buy one. We all want to ride but…another but? Before you can get your butt in the saddle you gotta catch, lead, tie and saddle them. And even before you do all of that the horse just might not be suitable for your level of experience.

You may find that owning a horse is more than you bargained for and would rather rent and that’s okay.The nice part about renting is many of the unpleasant details are handled for you. If you have every cleaned out a barn you will understand what I’m talking about. You’re probably saying to yourself, enough, I just want to know how to ride a horse. I wish I could tell you just get on him and start riding.

Going for a horseback ride is not like taking a bus ride. Any horse that has been ridden for a time can tell if you know

what you are doing. I have some funny and not so funny stories about that I’ll share later. You need to know how to approach, mount and dismount safely and handle the reins with authority. In other words the horse needs to trust you know what you are doing. I remember letting Jimmy Dean ( the sausage guy) get on a big spooky horse of mine and being sooo thankful he knew what he was doing. Full Story at my site: www.quaterhorses.info

Much of my knowledge of horses I owe to others who have been willing to share their experiences. When I started out I learned a lot by trial and error which now days can be costly and dangerous. Over the years my library on horses has grown and I still find myself referring to many of the books over and over again. My recommendation would be spend some time and money to jump start your education in this wonderful adventure. If you would like some horse riding lessons and secrets of buying and caring for them start today: