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Update from Antony Iren

Just to give you an update on everything. Colby is doing great; and I’m slowly getting him back into fitness. He looks great at the moment, his summer coat has come out and he looks stunning; Blue Chip definitely makes him look very shiny and smooth. We are planning on taking him to the AQHA […] The post Update from Antony Iren appeared first on Blue Chip Feed | Horse Supplements & Horse Feed Balancers.

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Western

Western is an increasingly popular discipline in the UK. Many of the movements involved can be traced back to the days of the ‘Wild West’ when horses were tools of the trade for cowboys working large herds on extensive ranches. They needed to be agile, responsive and supple with a good temperament. The cowboy and his horse were a team and as such a style of riding was developed which has descended down to the Western Riding we know today. In the UK various breeds have been trained up for Western but it is the traditional western breeds of American Paint, Appaloosa and Quarter Horse which are best suited.

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