Dressage Dressage is a bit like gymnastics for your horse. Horses and riders spend years mastering the basics and before they are prepared to take on the more difficult and beautiful movements seen at the more advanced levels. An upper-level dressage horse needs to be strong, balanced and flexible, much like a gymnast. Horse and rider need to be completely …
Apprentices recognize that no matter how much we know, the horse will always have more to teach us. If you’ve mastered the novice and student quizzes, see how you do on the next level.
Did you know horses sleep while standing up? They also lay down to sleep on occasion, but horses get most of their rest while standing up. Why do you think this is important? And how come they don’t fall over when they fall asleep?
Have you ever heard people talk about how many ‘hands high’ a horse is? What does that mean and how, exactly, do you measure a horse? Learn more about what this means and how to figure out how many hands tall you are.
Students have moved beyond the basics are are getting serious about improving their Horse IQ. If that’s you, review our study guide and then test your knowledge with this quiz!
Was there a time when you were a bit afraid of a big horse? Miniature horses are loving and sweet and perfect for small children who want to spend time with a horse just their size. They’re also very friendly and good at a lot of different things. They can even ride in cars!
Novices are just beginning to learn about horses and want to master the basics. If you think you’ve got the basic parts of a horse’s external anatomy down, test yourself with this quiz!
Learning the key parts of a horse’s anatomy is an important part of horsemanship. We asked Kestrel to be our model so you can learn more about what a horse’s body parts are called and how they help the horse. There’s a lot to learn, but you don’t have to do it all at once.
The Smallest Horse tells the story of Trixie, a sweet, spunky, and very, very small horse who wants very much to be helpful. Get a sneak preview of the story here.