Category General Horse Knowledge

What exactly is a piebald?

Do you remember the film, NATIONAL VELVET? Do you also remember that the horse in that film was called, ‘THE PIE’? Have you ever wondered why such an odd name for a horse? I guess the film makers just couldn’t find the appropriately coloured horse for the part, so they went with a SOLID COLOURED […]

How Old is that Horse? Horse Tips for Writers

How long does a horse live? At what age are they still working? Do you know how to equate horse age in human terms? NO? Guess that’s why you’re here then 😉 How long does a horse live The answer is, of course, as long as a piece of string. Average life expectancy rather depends […]

Did you know a horse could be cold blooded? Horse Tips for Writers

Cold blooded horses? Well, yes. But not like a reptile! Categorisation by temperament Horses can be categorised in a number of ways, taking into account breed and type, but doing it by temperament gives you 3 simple categories: Hot bloods Cold bloods Warm bloods Hot Bloods These are the fiery tempered, least predictable breeds. They […]

Equine sexes

I’m not trying to be sensational – this was a question asked of me by a sports journalist, and is not quite as obvious as it sounds. You’ve heard of COLTS and FILLIES, but when does a colt stop being a colt and become a stallion? As a rough guide, we talk about colt foals […]