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National Horse Day

Saddle up and celebrate National Horse Day! Join us in honoring the beauty and grace of these majestic creatures with fun activities, special offers, and more!
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Get ready to celebrate National Horse Day on Dec. 13 and recognize the incredible bond between horses and humans! This day has been around since 2014, when it was created to honor the importance of horses in our lives. From providing transportation, companionship, racing opportunities and more – there’s no denying their impact on human history. Let’s take a moment this December 13th to appreciate all that these majestic creatures have done for us over the years!

History of National Horse Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>4000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Domestication of Horses</div><div class='timeline-text'>Horses were first domesticated in the Eurasian steppes, forever changing patterns of travel, trade, and warfare.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Horse Racing</div><div class='timeline-text'>Horse racing, dubbed "The Sport of Kings," gained rapid popularity in the United States during the 19th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1912</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Olympic Equestrian Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>Horse riding made its Olympic debut, further cementing the importance of horses in recreational and professional arenas.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Therapeutic Riding Growth</div><div class='timeline-text'>The therapeutic benefits of horseback riding became widely recognized, resulting in the development of riding programs for the disabled.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Start of National Horse Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Horse Day was officially recognized in the United States, promoting awareness and appreciation of horses across the nation.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Horse Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go Horseback Riding</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whether you are a beginner or a pro, horseback riding is a great way to enjoy the countryside and celebrate National Horse Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Horse Farm</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spend the day at a nearby horse farm. You can learn about different breeds of horses, watch horse shows, and even pet and feed them.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer at an Equine Rescue</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Help out at your local equine rescue center. This is great opportunity to help neglected horses and make new furry friends.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a Horse Race</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head over to your nearest racetrack to enjoy the thrill of the race and root for your favorite horse.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a Horse Movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>End National Horse Day with a movie night featuring some of your favorite movies involving horses. Some classic films include "The Black Stallion", "Seabiscuit", and "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron".</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Horse Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Horses are majestic animals</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's nothing quite like the beauty and grace of a horse. From their powerful strides to their regal bearing, horses have captivated humans for millennia. On National Horse Day, take some time to appreciate the beauty of these incredible creatures!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Horseback riding is an easy way to relax</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's something about being on the back of a horse that just helps you clear your mind and relax. Whether it's a leisurely ride around a trail or competing in an event, horseback riding is a great way to reduce stress and enjoy nature at its finest!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Horses make great companions</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The bond between a person and their horse can be incredibly strong. Horses provide tremendous comfort and joy to those lucky enough to own one, which is why they make such great companions. So don't forget to celebrate National Horse Day with your four legged friend!</p></div></div>

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When is National Horse Day?

National Horse Day is celebrated on December 13 every year. In 2024 National Horse Day will occur on a Friday.

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