The Kabardin Horse dates back from at least the sixteenth century. The Grand National Horse Race is a historic event dating back officially to 1839, though there were predecessors to the first official race, and it has been an iconic representation of United Kingdom sports very similar to its professional golf tournaments. The Aintree Racecourse is one of the most difficult courses in the world and provides an excellent course to test the best of the steeplechase racehorse class. The energy infused by the local city of Liverpool, with a population of over 400,000 and a surrounding urban area of over 800,000, will make this year’s championship a major success and well worth attending. This is an incredibly awesome, and very saddening Hub. The human cost of war always seems to me to far outweigh any strategic national gains. These paintings and poems really bring that cost home. Alaskan malamutes are one of the oldest breeds of dogs and one of the most challenging to raise. A dog photo gallery of Alaskan malamutes and their wonderful personalities. Competitive trail riding , a pace race held across terrain similar to endurance riding , but shorter in length (25 – 35 miles (56Â km), depending on class). Being a form of pace race , the objective is not to finish in the least time. Instead, as in other forms of judged trail riding , each competitor is graded on everything including physical condition, campsite and horse management. Horsemanship also is considered, including how the rider handles the trail and how horse is handled and presented to the judge and vet throughout the ride. The horse is graded on performance, manners, etc. “Pulse and respiration” stops check the horse’s recovery ability. The judges also set up obstacles along the trail and the horse and rider are graded on how well they perform as a team. The whole point is the partnership between the horse and rider. â€¢ A male horse is called a stallion. â€¢ A female horse is a mare. â€¢ A baby horse is called a foal usually for the first year of its life. â€¢ A young female horse is a filly. â€¢ The father of a horse is the sire. â€¢ The mother of a horse is the dam. â€¢ A young male horse is a colt. â€¢ A castrated male horse is a gelding. â€¢ A fully-grown small horse is called a pony. â€¢ A farrier or blacksmith provides horseshoes. I knew I was going to be in for a fun treat when I got the announcement you were interviewing my favorite Mr. Ed. Had no idea about the peanut trick! Learned quite a few facts about horses that I wasn’t aware of. Horses were painted on cave walls by prehistoric peoples some 20,000 years ago, They were featured in the artwork of virtually all of the great empires, such as the Roman, Persian, and Macedonian empires, as well as many of history’s greatest civilizations, such as the Greek, Assyrian, Etruscan, Chinese, Indian and Scythian civilizations.