Horses are big beautiful animals whose popularity has not waned even with the invention of the automobile.

One look into their big brown eyes and many a little boy or girl has fallen in love and stayed that way.

From the three disciplines that make up equestrian, eventing is the most demanding.

At the 2008 Games in Beijing, Canada’s Ian Millar did particularly well winning the silver medal in the team jumping, 36 years after his first participation in the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972.

At 61, he was the oldest medallist at the Beijing Games.

It also provided a basis to compare training standards between the calvalries of different countries.

Although women had been allowed to ride in equestrian events since 1952, it wasn't until Helena du Pont competed for the United States at the 1964 Tokyo Games that Eventing saw its first woman representing her country.

The Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) was founded in 1921.

He can go outside in the spring, fall and winter time he can go out into the pasture and have a good old time.

If your daily life involves horses, such as a vet, a horse trainer, or a jockey, sadly, it might not involve as many people or at least single people.

Horses require wide-open spaces to run and exercise, and you’re happy to be out there with them, but it makes finding a potential date problematic.

Since the 1996 Atlanta Games, extensive studies and research have taken place examining the effets of heat and humidity on horses taking part in equestrian events.