He mainly interviews ranchers but sometimes a really interesting horse person. Or even once he did a expert, I guess what you would call skin care person. She talked about how bad your skin could get when you're out in the sun working on your horse. He did interview other many other people who had different jobs that would involve horses or at least cattle and other livestock, or even mules and donkeys. There are even interviews with people who ride English or western in all kinds of competitions.
Rodeos to me are a very American event. Rodeos are really fun to watch but there are sometimes broken bones in the end. It started in Spain, Mexico and later the United States. If you have never been to a rodeo or heard of it, it’s basically western riding that involves horses, other livestock and of course people. The American style rodeos have different kinds of events: tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, bull riding and barrel racing. There are rough stock events and the timed events. Sometimes there are other events such as breakaway roping, goat tying, or pole bending may also be a part of some rodeos.
Ever since I came back from a friend's wedding (best wedding I have ever been to) I was thinking about all kinds of events horses could be in. There were no horses in the wedding I went to, but I heard of weddings with horses in it so I was thinking of all kinds of events they could be in also. I am not talking about game events, I mean weddings, parades and other kinds of parties. If I got married in the future my dream would to be riding on a horse (hopefully one I would own).
Besides weddings I also have a uncle and aunt who live on a small farm and one of their neighbors own a few ponies. What I thought was really cool is that they would take the ponies to children's parties. They basically rent the ponies for parties. All I know is that they give children rides on the ponies or they could have a party at the house next to the barn that the ponies live in. I saw once after the party was over at all the decorations and especially different colored flowers that that were decorated on the ponies' halters, manes and tails. My sister would have loved that!
So there are many horses/ponies who would be rented out for these kinds of things. And of course they are trained well for occasions like that. Some horses are even taught to do a little dance or some other kind of trick.
As most people know, between a horse and his owner, the owner is always the leader. But not all people know how to be the right leader for their horse. They are either being bossed around by their own horse or they command their horse the wrong way. The real way to become the right leader is to start taking charge of the horse and telling him you're the general and he’s the the private.
Let’s say the horse’s name was Roger, and Roger is a young colt who is just getting used to being a nice trail riding horse. Everything starts with ground working even though Roger already has been ridden before and is already used to that. But Roger is a high spirited horse and is too playful, bossy and is not very well trusted near younger children. As months pass without any training Roger becomes more and more bossy and what used to be a playful and cute nibble becomes a dangerous bite. When Roger was younger it wasn’t much of a bother if the little colt got in the way or jumped around you or nibbled at your shirt. In fact, the owner thought that was very cute and encouraged him. But what most owners don’t know is that this could turn into very bad habit and could hurt someone. So from the start it is not something to think is cute and encourage because this is a very bad habit and very hard to get rid of when the horse is older. Since the horse is bigger, the nibble becomes a bite, and getting in your path for attention or a treat becomes pushing you around and possible stepping on you which can lead to great injuries.
A gait refers to different ways of movements and speeds a horse goes. Horse gaits are either naturally born or trained by humans. There are many different gaits. Some horses are born with gliding steps or marching-like steps and others are trained for that.
Andalusian, also known as the Pure Spanish Horse (or Pura Raza Española), is a horse breed from the Iberian Peninsula, where the breed Andalusian horses have lived for a very long time. Andalusians were used as war horses and were known for their bravery and nobleness. Kings across Europe rode and owned these Spanish horses.