When did we stop using horses?

Primitive roads held back wheeled travel in this country until well into the nineteenth century, while the advent of the automobile doomed the horse-drawn vehicle as a necessity of life and transportation in the early 1900s. When did they stop using horses as transportation? In 1890 there were 13,800 companies in the United States in …

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How do you get a horse to trust you?

How do you get a scared horse to trust you? Hold the lead rope in your hand and slowly bend down at the waist with your head down. Gently guide the horse’s head down with you. This should pull your horse out of his alert, guarded pose, and over time he will see that he …

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What are Appaloosa horses good at?

The Nez Perce people bred Appaloosas for transport, hunting, and battle. The modern Appaloosa is still an extremely versatile horse. Its uses include pleasure and long-distance trail riding, working cattle and rodeo events, racing, and many other Western and English riding sports. What are Appaloosas best at? Personality and Temperament The Appaloosa is independent, intelligent, …

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