By Aleuca A
Horses are mammals. Like may others they have four legs.There are lots of unique things about horses here are some of them: Horses can sleep standing up and lying down, They have bigger eyes than any other animal that lives on land.
Horses are part of Greek mythology. An example is The horse of Alexander the great. His name was Bucephalus. Legends also tell of Unicorns and A winged horse Pegasus.
Ponies and Horses
Many may not know but there are differences between horses and ponies. Horses are over 14.2 hh. Hh means hands high hh is what we measure horses in. 1 hand = 4 inches. Where as the pony is 14.2 or under.
Parts Of The horse
Horses have different parts of their body. On their back there is a lump called the withers. Horses have a hoof which also has parsts including the wall, the frog and the cannon.
This is a diagram of a horses body.
Horses come in many different breeds. There are over 200 breeds including the quarter horse that was named after the quarter of a km race. The fallabella is the smallest where as the clydesdale is the biggest.
This horse is a chestnut thoroughbred.
This horse is called a clydesdale. The hoofs have things called feathers on them.
Mare and Foal
This is a mare and her foal. A foal can walk shortly after birth.
Horses are unique animals not only because of their personality because of their amazing colours and coats. My favourite horse colour is Dapple grey. Grey comes in different shades. Chestnut, Bay, Black, White and and again different sources of roan.
Horse racing is a very popular horse sport.
Showjumping is a fairly recent horse sport but has now taken part in the Olympics
Cross Country is sometimes mistaken With Showjumping But is nothing like it.
What horse people call tack is what we put on horses so we can ride them. Two different bits of tack go on different parts of the horse. One called the bridle goes on the horses head so we can hold on with our hands and we can steer. The other one goes on the horses back so we can make them move and we can stay on better.
English tack is used for english riding. Dressage always has english saddles.Often in big shows they are black but they can also be brown.
Western we all think of cowboys don`t we. And cowboys ride horses don`t they. And those horses wear western saddles - don`t they.
A very good English saddle
Yee Haa! Western saddle western riding!
I told you
See a brown english saddle! I have to say..............................
I told you so :)
Wild Horses - Zebras
Zebras well they are equines just stripey. The have a special stripe that goes down their back called a dorsal stripe. Zebras are very fast but still get hunted for their lovely skin and by their predators.
See no wonder these are used for fashion! It is just horrible what people do to animals these days.
Just because they look different it doesn`t mean the are. This baby zebra is still called a foal.
Ahh soo nice.
See same thing do what horses do and what a way to do it!
A Horses History
Horses have been around for millions of years and were in much smaller sizes and with TOES!!
a few of the ancient horse names are the Hyracotherium and the Orohippus. The Hyracotherium had four toes on their front feet and three on their back. Another is the Orohippus which was slightly larger than the Hyracotherium and the neck was also longer.
This is the skeleton of the Orohippus.
When Horses Fight it may look like pain but it is not. Horses only attack if they are stallions fighting for fillys or protecting their herd. But some people make horses fight for fun,money and entertainment.
Horses- Unique, Amazing, And every other positive thing. But some horses just got the wrong owner. The owners that don`t care about them. They have very unhappy lives. In the end they turn into dog food unless someone special comes along and rescues them and takes the time that those horses need.
Horses need food to survive. (Just like Humans) There are many different types of feed including chaff, barley,oats,pollen and hay. Wild horses can eat grass and so can normal horses But if they eat to much they can get sick. Different horses have different diets. Such as the thoroughbred which needs lighter and not as much food. But the Clydesdale eats a lot.
Safety Around Horses
Chestnut Horse http://bit.ly/17MINOR
Fighting for fun http://bit.ly/14AxxGg
Take a chunk out of me http://bit.ly/15LwIWd
Fighting for a fall http://bit.ly/18QCGpE
Ahh so nice http://bit.ly/15NmTwW
Skeleton Of the orohippus http://bit.ly/15V0mri
Cutting Horse http://bit.ly/13JSKv2
Mare and Foal http://bit.ly/1b3vqwP
Dressage Saddle http://bit.ly/1b3vqwP
I told you so http://bit.ly/15Qif1f
Parts of the horse http://bit.ly/19Geys6
Flea Bitten Grey http://bit.ly/Sq4Pm2
Chestnut Roan http://bit.ly/1pblnwJ