Archive | February 2011

Horse Trivia and Quizzes

Horses are incredible creatures and here are some facts and quizzes about them.

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1: Horses are omnivoures which means they eat only grains and grasses.

2: Female horses are called MARES and male horses are called STALLIONS.  Baby horses are called FOALS.

3: Horses are herd animals which means they like being together.

4: Horses can sense emotions in people.

5: Horses are one of the most useful animals to man.

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Quiz 1 

1) Horses have four gaits.  Which one of these is NOT one of the gaits?

a) trot  |  b) canter  |  c) jump  |  d) walk

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2) Horses have many coat patterns.

a) TRUE  |  b) FALSE

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3)  Horses are –

a) social creatures  |  b) ugly  |  c) distrustful  |  d) stupid

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4) Horses can do many things.  What is NOT one of the things that horses can do?

a) jump  |  b) talk  |  c) run very fast

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5) Horses are able to sit down with very great ease.

a) TRUE  |  b) FALSE

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Comment on this post to get the answer key and another quiz and more trivia.

 

 

 

The Majestic Friesian

The Friesian horse is a coal black, powerful horse.  It’s origins stem back to Friesland where they were first bred.  Friesians are power and fire personified.

In the Middle Ages they were used as warhorses.  Nowadays they are used for shows and pleasure riding.

The Friesian is generally recognized by it’s uniformly black color and it’s long wavy mane.  Friesians have a powerful conformation called “Baroque.”  Another type of Friesian developed is the “sport” horse with a lighter body.

Overall, Friesians are a powerful horse that is good for many things.

 

Cloud the Fearless White Stallion

This is one of my first stories.  If you like it and comment I will do some more.

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Cloud, the white stallion, watched over his herd with alert eyes. As their leader he had to take care of them and protect them. His eyes slid over the mares and their frisky foals by their sides. Some day, one of these colts would rise above him and rule the herd.

 Nevada, his wife and the lead mare, came over to him. They touched noses and whickered softly to each other. Still standing together, they watched the desert that was their home. Cloud and his mares grazed on the sparse grass covering the ground.

 Even though the day was blazingly hot, the horse were used to it and their bodies had adapted well. A small fight between two mares had broken out over a patch of sweet and fresh grass. Nevada quickly galloped over and broke up the fight. To punish the mares for fighting, she herself ate the grass.

 Snorting softly, Cloud and Nevada shared their thoughts about the day.

 Then Cloud heard a low growl behind him! There, right behind him was a cougar! Thin and half-crazed from hunger, it had come down from it’s mountain home in search of food. Cloud was not frightened, just angry. He had several foals and mares to protect, and this cougar was threatening them. In a rage, he struck out with his hooves and hit the cougar. Still snarling, the cougar slunk away. Cloud watched it until it was out of sight. Cloud breathed a sigh of relief. Even though the cougar posed no real threat, it still wore on his nerves.

 He lay down for a well-earned rest. Awaking early the next morning, he felt ready for anything. His mind thought back to the cougar fight of yesterday, and decided to forget about it.

 Then Nevada screamed a warning!!!! Three wolves had crept in and killed many of the herd’s foals! As Cloud charged at them, they quickly ran away.

 Cloud and his herd mourned the death of the foals and then pushed on. They were determined to have revenge. As the herd rested, Cloud smelled something. His head whipped around. The wolves!!!! Cloud quickly took action. He herded his mares into a tight ball. Then he and Nevada struck out at the wolves with their sharp hooves. The wolves flinched but did not run. Then Cloud’s anger overtook prudence. He charged towards the wolves and lashed out at them with teeth and hooves. He could smell their breath but he kept going. Finally every single wolf was dead.

 Cloud lifted his head and neighed in triumph. He had overcome the wolves at last. Nevada came up and they touched noses. It was a good day!

Cloud

 

 

Nevada

Horse Jokes

I thought all of you might like a good horse laugh. 🙂  So here you are.

Where do you take a sick horse???
To the Horspital!

A cowboy rode into town on Thursday,
Stayed 3 days and rode out on Thursday.
How is this possible?

His horse’s name was Thursday.

A blonde decides to try horseback riding, even though she has had no lessons or prior experience. She mounts the horse unassisted and the horse immediately springs into motion. It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but the blonde begins to slip from the saddle. In terror, she grabs for the horse’s mane, but cannot seem to get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse’s neck, but she slides down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly impervious to its slipping rider. Finally, giving up her frail grip, she leaps away from the horse to try and throw herself to safety. Unfortunately, her foot has become entangled in the stirrup, she is now at the mercy of the horse’s pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground over and over. As her head is battered against the ground, she is mere moments away from unconsciousness when to her great fortune… the Walmart manager sees her and shuts the horse off.

One day a man passed by a farm and saw a beautiful horse. Hoping to buy the animal, he said to the farmer: “I think your horse looks pretty good, so I’ll give you $500 for him.”
“He doesn’t look so good, and he’s not for sale,” the farmer said.
The man insisted, “I think he looks just fine and I’ll up the price to $1,000.”
“He doesn’t look so good,” the farmer said, “but if you want him that much, he’s yours.”
The next day the man came back raging mad. He went up to the farmer and screamed, “You sold me a blind horse. You cheated me!”
The farmer calmly replied, “I told you he didn’t look so good, didn’t I?”

A city dweller came to a farm and saw a beautiful horse. He decided he had to have the animal. He bargained with the farmer and the farmer finially sold him the horse. The city man jumped on the horse and said, “Giddyup!” The horse didn’t budge. The farmer explained, “This is a special kind of horse. He’ll only move if you say, ‘Praise the Lord.’ To stop him, you have to say, ‘Amen.'” Keeping this in mind, the new owner yelled, “Praise the Lord!” whereupon the horse took off with great speed. Soon horse and rider were headed for a cliff. Just in time the rider remembered to say “Amen!” The horse came to a screeching halt right at the edge of the cliff. Relieved, the rider raised his eyes to heaven and exclaimed, “Praise the Lord!”

JUNIOR: Daddy, there’s a man at the circus who jumps on a horse’s back, slips underneath his belly, catches hold of its tail and finishes on the horse’s neck!
FATHER: That’s nothing. I did all that the first time I rode a horse!

You know your a horse lover when- ~ Your friend says “Hurry Up” when you’re walking slow and you cluck.

 
Five Gaited Horse: Start, Stop, Stumble, Stagger and Fall.

Have fun reading these!!

 



The Beautiful Arabian

The Arabian horse is unequaled in beauty.  It has been bred through the centuries for strength and stanima above all other breeds.  The first Arab horses horses were bred in Arabia as a fast horse worthy of a chieftain.  The Arabian horse greatlyimproved the quality of the Thourghbred horse.

Arabian horse have differences in their anatomy such as less bones then other horses and a pronounced, dished face.  Arabians are also smaller then most horses.

Arabian horses come in many different colors.  These include, bay, grey, chestnut, bay, and roan.  Some less-then-purebred Arabian horses also come in particolors such as paint, and pinto.

Overall Arabians are gorgeous animals and very strong and hardy.