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Top 10 Very Famous Riders

Those who love their horses know that the bond between human and equine is a beautiful thing. Horses have stolen the hearts of people throughout history, and continue to do so today. In fact, plenty of celebrities, past and present, have formed deep attachments to horses and their love is well-documented. You already know these names and faces, but how many of these did you know were horse lovers, too? Continue reading Top 10 Very Famous Riders

Horses at horse race

A Brief History of Horseracing

From the Mediterranean to Central Asia, horseracing has been a much-loved sport since before humans began keeping written records. In the Greek Olympics, both chariot racing and mounted horseracing were featured events, though the beginning of modern-day horseracing took hold much later, around the 12th century AD.

Have you ever wondered about how horseracing began in the United States, or how it has evolved over the years? Let’s take a look at some of the highs (and lows) of the “Sport of Kings” in this brief history. Continue reading A Brief History of Horseracing

horse barn stalls interior

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Horse Barn?

You know that your barn or stable could use some work, but you dread the noise, dirt, and general disruption that a renovation project brings. Did you know that renovations in your barn, whether exterior changes or interior upgrades, do not have to be such a daunting challenge?

Here at Sunset Valley Metal Craft, we understand horses – we’re “horse people” just like you – and we work side by side with our customers to assure that renovations are easy on everyone involved. Whether your barn houses just a few horses, or you’re running a commercial stable operation, we’re confident in our capabilities to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. What do we have to offer? While our business has been built on a long tradition of excellence in metalcraft, we’re so much more today, especially when it comes to interior renovations. Let’s take a closer look at how we can help make your barn a place that your horses and YOU want to spend time in! Continue reading Is It Time to Upgrade Your Horse Barn?

horse riding jumping hurdle

Everything You Need to Be Ready for Your First Horse Show

Studies conducted over the last several years show that over 6.9 million commercial and recreational horses in the United States. The following is an approximate breakdown of specific categories where these horses are being utilized:

  • 725,000 are involved in race horse breeding and racing
  • 1,974,000 horses are shown annually at shows
  • 2,970,000 are utilized for recreational purposes
  • 1,262,800 horses are used on farms, ranches, the rodeo, polo matches, and police work

Continue reading Everything You Need to Be Ready for Your First Horse Show