A Beautiful filly

By: Caitlyn.C 5th period

The wind rushing through the manes of horses as they run free in the open field. Try not to get them dirty, in fact you can clean a horse in sixteen easy steps.

Step One: Tie up your horse to a trot or a pole, so the horse won't run away.Step Two: Remove loose hair, a way to do that is by using a horse brush. Tip, if you're bathing your horse, don't give your horse a bath in Fall or Winter.Step Three: Get out your sponge, get the sponge wet. Clean out your horse's nose and wipeout the stuff in their eyes.

Step Four: If your horse is female (mare), then you need to take another clean sponge that has never been used on another horse's face and clean under her tail where a female horse's dock is normally.Step Five: Take the clean sponge and clean the underside of your horse's tail. It doesn't matter if your horse is a boy or girl.Step Six: Cleaning the underside of your mare. This means touching their teats (an area that has no hair) and are prone to collecting dust and sweat. When mixed with dead skin, this makes a really gross and disgusting goo that must be removed to prevent irritation to the horse. The first time is the worst, once an area is clean, it will begin pealing off. The horse will appreciate your soothing voice as you do this unpleasant chore.

Step Seven: Geta bucket of warm water, makes sure that is not too hot. Then add horse shampoo to the water, then put the horse's tail into the bucket.Step Eight: You may use the sponge that was used to clean the rear after you get the sponge warm and wash the horse's tail. DO NOT use the sponge for the head when you're washing the tail.Step Nine: Use the hose to spray the soap and all the dirt out of the tail.Step Ten: Use the brush to brush out all of the knots from the tail.

Step Eleven: Be very careful in this step because when cleaning out the hoof, not to dig at the frog as it is soft and tender. The frog is located at the rear of the hoof.Step Twelve: Gently spray the horse's body one half at a time. Starting at the hoof, going up the leg, then to the body.Step Thirteen: Do not spray the horses face or ears.Step Fourteen: After you are done. Spraying the body use the horse soap and the sponge that was used on the tail and back to scrub up some bubbles on the horse's body.Step Fifteen: Use the hose to rinse off all of the bubbles and the dirt.Step Sixteen: Use the sweat scraper wipe off all of the excess water.

I wonder if horses have the same body parts as a human? Horses have 30 body parts ... they have ears, face, muzzle, nostril, jaw, throat, latch, chest, arm, forearm, knee, cannon bone, ankle, coronet, hoof, pastern, hock, gaskin, stifle, elbow, shoulder, heart, girth, barrel, flank, buttocks, croup, loin, back and withers. Now when I think of body parts, think of what a horse can do?

A horse can be five different things, they can be a therapy horse, ranch horse, police horse, a pack horse, and a show horse etc.

Why do people like to ride horses? "Horse riding develops balance, improves coordination and motor functions. Other advantages include, strengthening of muscles, reflex acceleration, prevention of muscle cramps, increased joint mobility, boosting the cardiovascular system, improving blood circulation, stimulation of sensory integration, improved visual perception of space, the development of responsibility, patience, and self discipline and increasing self confidence."

What is the most famous horse breed & Why? First place is the American Quarter Horse. Well known for its agility, docility and athleticism. These horses are well respected by beginners and professionals alike. They can run on a trail or in a show ring.

"Wow, where did that come from?" The horse originated in the western hemisphere, but it became extinct there at the endow the ice age around 10, 000 B.C. Horses had migrated to Asia before this time and there the species continued." Then in the 1500's the Spanish explorers brought the animals with them on their voyage to the new world. They must of ate sometimes different from what they eat now. But what do they eat now? "Horses eat Hay concentrates (oats, grains), treats (apples and carrots) and other treats watermelon with rind , apricots, bananas, beets, berries, celery, cherries, dates, grapes and raisins, grapefruit, lettuce, lemons, limes, mangoes, melons, oranges, peaches, pears, peanuts (roasted never raw), pineapples, plums, squash, sweet potatoes, and tangerines. Healthy horses need 2 to 2.5 pounds of feed per 100 pounds of their weight."

I hope you enjoyed learning about horses and maybe you will be interested in riding a horse after reading this research project. I might try this out.

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