Have you ever ridden a horse, or even fed a horse? Well horses are really cool animals, and they love humans as much as we love them. Here is some cool information about horses for you! Enjoy.
Horses are four legged animals that have been around with humans for a really, really long time. They were once a major way for humans to get around, used for transport. They also performed many jobs for humans over the years. The scientific name for horse is Equus ferus caballus.
There are over 300 different breeds of horses. Wow, that’s quite a lot when you think of a horse.
Horse breeds come in a number of different sizes, colors, and have cool different skills.
There are three main types of horse breeds: Hot bloods are fast horses that are just there for speed and racing. Cold bloods are generally bred for strength and heavy work. Warm bloods are a combination of the other two types and are often used for riding competitions.
Did you know that there are lots of different names for horses? Well there are, and it all depends on whether they are male or female and how old they are. Here they all are. Do you know all of these names?
Horses with different coat colors have different names. Here are some of the main colors:
Horses are animals that graze and they mostly eat hay and grasses. They also like peas and beans, fruit like apples, and we’re sure many of you have fed them carrots…they like these too.
A pony is just a small horse. There are certain breeds of horses that are small and these are called ponies.
The only truly wild horses that are not extinct are the Przewalski’s Horses which live in China and Mongolia. They are nearly extinct and are actually highly endangered. That’s really sad! There are also horses that live in the wild that came from domesticated horses. These are called feral horses.
There’s everything you need to know about cool horses…they are beautiful animals that can really help humans. Do you know any other facts about horses that you can share with your class?