Horses are fascinating creatures that appeal to people of all ages, races, and demographics. To find general information on horses, visit these sites:
- Learning About Horses – Provides information on everything equestrian, from horse safety to training to care.
- International Museum of the Horse – A museum in Kentucky dedicated to horses and horsemanship.
- The Horse Source – An online database with links and information about everything relating to horses.
Little boys pretend to be cowboys or knights on a valiant steed, and little girls love to play with ponies and pretend to be princesses on a white horse. Kids love horses, and if you have a horse lover in your home, send him to these sites:
- PBS Horse Site – Basic information about horses from PBS.org.
- HorseLand – A free online game relating to horses.
Whether you are a veterinarian looking for professional resources or a horse owner looking for help in choosing a vet, these resources will show you the information you need to know:
- American Association of Equine Practitioners – The official association website for AAEP members.
- British Equine Veterinary Association – The British association for veterinarians who care for horses.
Horse Shoeing Resources
Taking proper care of your horse's feet starts with proper horseshoes, if needed. To learn more about horseshoeing, visit:
- HorseShoe.net – Offers links to the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School and horseshoeing tools providers.
- Horseshoe Information – Information provided by Hoofcare and Lameness Magazine.
Caring for multiple horses in the same stable requires specific knowledge. In fact, there are entire courses in college dedicated to learning stable management. For more information, consider these resources:
- Stable Safety – Articles dedicated to helping horse owners create a safe stable for their animals.
- Managing Your Own Boarding Stable – An informative article about the considerations to make when setting up a boarding stable.
Because so many people are dedicated to horses and horse care, many magazines have developed dedicated to these noble animals, including:
- Horse Magazine – The online home of Horse Magazine.
- Horse and Rider – An online magazine full of guides and information for owners and riders alike.
Clubs and Associations
If you are looking to connect with others who love exactly the same things you love about horses, look for a club or association dedicated to your riding style, such as:
- American Horse Shows Association – A group dedicated to all types of horse events, such as shows, races, and camps.
- International University Equestrian Federation – An association dedicated to student riders and sportsmen.
Breeds and Breed Associations
Current estimates indicate there are over 260 horse breeds officially recorded. To find the breed you love or connect with others who own or breed your chosen strain, consider these resources:
- Horse Breeds – An alphabetic listing of horse breeds with photographs.
- Foundation Quarter Horse Association – An association dedicated to the American Quarter Horse.
- Arabian Horse Association – Dedicated to those who own, breed, and train Arabians.
Horses of all sizes and shapes can be raced, from short ponies to the majestic Thoroughbred. To learn more about the sport of horse racing, visit:
- Harness Racing.com – The daily news source for harness racers.
- Horse Racing at About.com – Dedicated to all aspects of horse racing, with an emphasis on Thoroughbreds.
Horses for Sale
Using the Internet to search for your next horse makes it possible to literally search from coast to coast. As you do, look at these popular classifieds:
- Dream Horse – A searchable classifieds that will help you find your "dream horse".
- Horseville - Find horses for sale and available for stud.
Stables- Boarding, Training and Instruction
Riding instructors, trainers, and those who board horses need access to information specifically designed f or their role in the equestrian world, such as:
- American Riding Instructors Association – The official website for members of ARIA.
- Horse Boarding Stables Index – A U.S. based index of horse boarding stables.
- Horse Trainers Web Ring – A web ring designed to connect horse trainers around the world.
The love of horses is nearly universal, and these resources will help you as you explore the equine world even further.