The perfect summer beverage


There are some people that are just attuned to summer. They know all of the greatest events, and ways to spend the days. They also know the perfect beverage to enjoy while doing so. In some cases anybody can be an expert at summer simply by knowing what to look for. For many, hard cider has been the drink of choice for the summer and fall months. Aside from knowing that its taste is nothing like anything else, there are a number of cider enthusiasts that even know the alcohol content of hard cider.

It is these people that have done the research and know that hard cider is the drink of the future, a crisp, refreshing beverage that can be enjoyed at any time during the year, but is especially wonderful during the summer months.

Brewing your own

Summer is synonymous with fun in the sun and doing activities that cannot be done during the rest of the year. For many, this includes brewing their own cider. There are many wonderful sources with the perfect hard cider recipe that will not only give you the beverage you desire, but give you an activity to partake in during the warm months when everyone just wants to get out there and get things done.

There is an entire subculture of people that enjoy brewing their own cider, and also have the ability to find the joy in life. There may be a connection between these two things, but there is a chance that cider and fun are just a natural pair. Whether you are someone that just enjoys a hard cider once in awhile, or someone that is interested in brewing their own, Blake’s Hard Cider website is a great resource for everything hard cider.


Summer is on the horizon, and hard cider is the drink of a new generation. To find out how hard cider is becoming the most popular drink in the United States and to find useful resources on facts about hard cider, recipes, visit the company that helped put hard cider on the map. For more information on everything listed above click here.

Gaining popularity


Horse racing has long been a sport of prestige throughout Europe and the United States. Often enjoyed by royalty and other high ranking officials, horse racing has always had amount of class to it, and many people enjoy its grace and historical relevance. In the early days of the United States, settlers would have local horse races along flat areas of land, which led to the formation of a number of new breeds that are still found in horse racing today.

The English Thoroughbred, which comprises most of the racing horses in the world is a very old breed that is still used today. In fact, almost every breed of race horse is crossed with the Thoroughbred or the Arabian, another breed notorious for its speed. And while historically, there was a bit of a lull in horse racing’s popularity, it is back in a big way.

Reasons for the resurgence

There are many reasons for which horse racing is gaining in popularity, one of which is that it is better covered in media. Today, many people are at least aware of the Kentucky Derby, largely as the result of sports networks paying more attention to it. In addition, there are a number of smaller races that these networks also cover, leading up to the Kentucky Derby.

In addition, there are a number of adaptations of famous racing horses, such as Seabiscuit, which not only covers some of the greatest moments in racing history, but also highlights the historical importance.

Man’s best friend


There has long been a commonly accepted term that dogs are man’s best friend. However, if we look at it in a historical context, there is no question that the horse is man’s best friend. No other animal has affected the human race as much as the horse. No matter the culture, whenever horses were present, they were used b humans to complete a number of tasks.

Not only have horses been drawn to humans for their tendency to provide for them, they have also given people large advantages not only over other people, but the environment as well. Horses are without a doubt the most important animal to the advancement of the human race, which is impressive considering how they were once all wild.

The relationship today

Today, horses still give us a number of advantages over our environment and are used for a number of purposes, but it is not as prevalent as it once was. However, there is no debate that without horses, we would not be the society that we are today. Because of our evolution together, horses will likely always be a crucial part of what makes us human. And as the years pass and technology evolves, horses will always be part of what got us here.

Entertainment, labor, and companionship, horses fulfill all of these requirements, making them man’s best friend and crucial to human existence. Never should we forget what horses have done for us and it is our responsibility to protect them.

Caring for a horse


Horses are beautiful, majestic creatures that have a long-standing relationship with humans, Many people have horses as pets and know the importance of maintaining the horse’s mane and physical appearance. One of the most beautiful features on a horse is their long-flowing mane. Made of fine hair, the mane is often a staple of a horse’s beauty.

In addition to the mane, there are a number of things that must be considered. Horses, while able to survive in harsh environments, must be cleaned in order to maintain optimal health. Because of this, they should be brushed at least once a day, preferably more, in order to keep hair untangled and get rid of any insects or parasites that may be on the horse.

Additional steps

In addition to brushing your horse regularly, it is important to make sure that the horse has access to shade. For the most part, horses can spend long periods of time outdoors with little care, but may require shade once in awhile. As large animals, horses need a lot of water, and if there is no shade, they may find themselves losing more water than they can consume.

By following these steps, it becomes easier to care for your horse and allow them to maintain their optimal health. Unlike other pets, horses require a large amount of care, and attention. But also unlike other pets, the benefits of horses can far outweigh that of any common house pet. Care for your horse and it will care for you.

Wild horses


Horses have been part of the United States since before it was called the United States. North America had a number of breeds of wild horse, that were primarily caught and tamed by the Native Americans. After the Spanish came over in search of riches and land, the two fought for centuries before British Explorers came to the colonies in search of the same.

Upon their arrival, the Spanish brought their own stock of horses which they used for mounted combat. During this time, much of the Native Americans lost great deals of their population as colonial Europe continued to spread. Eventually, there were only a few Native Americans left, and consequently, only a few native American mustangs.

Wild horses in the US today

Today, there are only a few states with large herds of while horses. Most of the herds are a mix between the few remaining wild horses native to North America and stock brought over by the Spanish. There are a few states with large reserves, but basically no roaming herds of wild horses outside of these few protected areas. In some place, it is legal to own a wild mustang, but for the most part they are protected by the federal government.

Through the rich history of native inhabitants and the influx of settlers, the wild horses of America are a beautiful, yet endangered breed worth of protection. In time, the hope is that these protected species will once again roam our prairies.

The joy of racing


Horse racing has long been an American past time, from the early times in the country to present day. Some of the greatest horse stock has been featured in racing throughout the years, and today, it is still a large sub-section of the horse breeding industry. Considered one of the greatest sports in history, horse racing is enjoyed by millions of people around the globe.

Some of the breeds associated with horse racing are the quarterhorse, Thoroughbred, Arabian, and others. All of these horses, which are considered hot blooded, are often temperamental, fiery, and above all, fast. Unlike their cold blooded counterparts, which are mainly used for draft work, these breeds are some of the greatest achievements in horse breeding.

The future of horse racing

In the future, we can expect to see even more selective breeding and perhaps other breeds being created as a result. Thoroughbreds and quarterhorses are often interbred, leading to a greater stock and some of the fastest horses the world has ever seen. Much like the rest of the breeding industry, we may get to see other breeds that have different characteristics than existing ones.

When it comes to horse racing, there is more complicated issues to get into, but what we have today is something that incorporates hundreds, maybe thousands of years of breeding, and brings it all together in a wonderful sport. Like the rest of horse breeding, what you get from racing is a breeding of necessity and a way in which we can keep horses as a rich part of our history.

Why horses are so important to us


Horses have been a part of our culture since America was America, and even long before that. Historically, horses were used all over the world for transportation, agriculture, and warfare, which had helped people gain a number of advantages in how the lived and who they were able to conquer. Throughout the years, while horses do not play as large of a part in our daily lives, they are still an important form of recreation and commerce.

Today, horses are used primarily as a source of entertainment, but before, they were used for virtually everything. Brought to the US by a number of different settlers from around the world, horses are of many different breeds and nationalities, which means they are bred for different purposes and with different temperaments.

Horses today

Today, breeds from around the world have all combined in many different ways in order to create horses adept at doing a number of different tasks. Breeding for both work and pleasure has hit new peaks wherein there is essentially a horse tailor made for any specific task. We live in a golden age during which we are able to find a horse for any solution without needing to count on them in order to live.

Horses will always be a part of the world and its history, and through technological advancements, we are now able to raise breeding standards to brave new heights. In the future, it will be interesting to see how breeding practices in the future will lead to a new era of horse breeding.

Different horse breeds


Not only are horses a large part of American culture, but they are a large part of cultural worldwide on a historical scale. Horses gave civilizations a number of advantages in terms of transportation, agriculture, and warfare. Today, we are not as reliant on them, but they are still a part of how we live.

Depending on the breed, horses can be used for a variety of tasks. Working horses, show horses, and race horses all have different breeds and temperaments, which make them ideal for specific tasks. Now we will go into the main differences between warm and cold blooded animals.

Warm blooded versus cold blooded

While warm blooded and cold blooded are not official terms, these are the two main differences between the breeds. In general, warm blooded horses such as Arabians are more skittish and fiery, hence the name. They are primarily used as race horses as well as show horses. In general, warm blooded horses are faster.

Cold blooded horses are typically larger animals designed for agricultural work. They are more mild-mannered and much less likely to buck or take off running. The most recognizable cold blooded draft horse is the Clydesdale, which appeared on the Budweiser ads.


There are much more differences between the breeds, but this is a basic overview of warm blooded versus cold blooded animals. In addition, there are some breeds that are a good combination of the two that can be used for either racing or draft work.