A horse belongs to the class of mammals and the family of Equidae, which is also recognized as one of two extant or surviving subspecies of the Equus ferus. The majestic characteristics of the horses is because of their physique and anatomy, for it allows them to escape their hunters or predators with the use of their speed; and some other abilities or characteristics of the horses include having strong fight-or-flight response and also their sense of balance are well-developed than the other animals. There are basically three categories of breeding horses, namely the hot bloods, the warmbloods, and the cold bloods. The horses that are categorized as hot bloods are the ones that possess speed and endurance; the warmbloods are usually cross breeds of hot bloods and cold bloods; and the cold bloods are the ones that are suitable to do slow and heavy work, such as draft horses and ponies. Horses can provide humans with lots of help, benefits and advantages, such as with their working activities, for sports competition, for leisure or entertainment, for therapy, and agriculture.
Equestrianism is a term that is commonly known as horseback riding in American English or horse riding in the British English, and it being used to refer the human’s different skills in driving, vaulting, riding and steeplechasing the horses. Equestrian is also being used to refer any interaction or activities done by both horses and human species, and that basically include artistic or cultural exercises, competitive sports, recreational activities, practical working purposes, and transportation. The most common horse competitive sports include eventing, reining, show jumping, tent pegging, vaulting, rodeo, polo, driving, endurance riding, dressage, and horse racing.
The building which is designed as the shelter for various kinds of livestock animals, like horses, is the stables; and typically, most owners or caretakers of horses are constructing these buildings for their animals. Some of the most common materials used for constructing stables include bricks, stones, steel, and wood; and its common design include having separate stalls for each horses. There are basically four types of horse boarding used in the country of the United States of America, and these are the pasture board, which is also similar with the grass livery; the full board, which encompasses daily grooming, riding, stall-cleaning, stabling, providing food and water, and training; the partial board, which include feeding the horses with hay twice a day, shelter, water, and stabling; and the last one is the self-board, which is quite the same with the DIY or do it yourself livery.