National Ride Your Horse to a Bar Day for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, April 2nd. There are until the next observance.

National “Ride Your Horse to a Bar Day” is observed on April 2 every year. This day invites individuals to do exactly what the name suggests: ride their horse to their favorite pub and drink like a cowboy! This holiday was founded in April 2021 by a guy named Dale Garwood. Horses, strangely, have a long history with bars and pubs, many of which were “coaching inns” with stables connected for horses to rest or be changed for the long ride the next day; several of the oldest surviving pubs still provide similar facilities.

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📆 When is National Ride Your Horse to a Bar Day?

This year, National Ride Your Horse to a Bar Day falls on the 1st Sunday in April; in 2024, it is on Tuesday.

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Did you know: They have a “stay apparatus,” which is a system of tendons and ligaments that allows the horse to lock its legs in place so it may relax without falling over.

📜 History of National Ride Your Horse to a Bar Day

The most direct evidence of horses as working animals comes from chariot burials circa 2500 B.C. People rode horses approximately 3500 B.C., according to indirect evidence. One theory says that the modern horse came from the Botai civilization, where horses were probably milked and rode around 5,000 years ago.

Even though they share a small amount of DNA, modern domesticated breeds do not come from the oldest domesticated horse lineage at Botai.

A detailed genomic investigation published in 2021 revealed that today’s domestic horses come from Russia’s lower Volga-Don area. A study of 273 ancient horse genomes found that these groups displaced nearly all local breeds as they spread swiftly across Eurasia beginning around 4,200 years ago. It also demonstrated the selection of specific adaptations for horseback riding as well as the proliferation of equestrian material culture, notably Sintashta spoke-wheeled chariots. After the Sintashta civilization in the early 2nd millennium B.C., Indo-Iranian languages, chariots, and horses all spread across Asia at the same time.

☑️ Facts

Near 360-degree field of vision
They can see practically everything and have just two blind spots, one behind them and the other in front and beneath their snout, due to the arrangement of their eyes on the sides of their head.

Their reflexes are quick
They can go from standing motionless to delivering a kick in 0.3 seconds, compared to 1.6 seconds for humans.

They can’t breathe through their mouth
Horses, unlike humans, can only breathe through their noses.

Their ears are composed of 10 muscles
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✨ Things to do on National Ride Your Horse to a Bar Day

Ride your horse to a bar
Isn’t that self-explanatory? Giddy up if you have a horse and a favorite tavern!

Dress like a cowboy
As previously said, riding a horse to a saloon is an old Western practice, so why not dress accordingly? Wear boots, pants, a large buckle belt, a shirt, and a hat.

Talk like a cowboy
You may take it a step further by speaking to the bartender like a cowboy. Look up typical phrases like “howdy partner” or “yarn the hours away” and practice your southern accent.

📅 National Ride Your Horse to a Bar Day Observances

YEAR DATE DAY
2022 April 2 Saturday
2023 April 2 Sunday
2024 April 2 Tuesday
2025 April 2 Wednesday
2026 April 2 Thursday

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