The horse is a very useful and domestic animal and they have four legs. Its legs are slender but strong enough to run miles at one go without any break. The horses may differ in sizes and colours. It can be of grey, red, brown, black, white or a mixed colour. The horse is a very powerful animal and they are a good companion and friend of man.
Horses are so graceful and so devoted to its master. The history of domestic horses is very old about 5000 years old. The great heroes are inseparable from their favourite horses. We all know about the Alexander and his Bucephalus and the Rana Pratap and his Chetak.
Scientific name: The scientific name of the horse is Equus Caballus.
Life expectancy: the horses attain the adulthood at around the age of 5. The average life expectancy of a horse is between 25 to 30 years.
Body description: The horses have a tail from its head to the tips of its hairy tail, the body of the horse is Symmetrical. Its glossy skin is usually white or black or maroon in colour. The following mane on its long neck especially looks very attractive.
Food: Horses eat very simple food which consists of things like grass, hay, gram and oats.
Uses: They were an important means of transportation in olden days, before the advent of cycles and motor vehicles. Even today, people use to carry goods from one place to another. The horses are used by farmers in ploughing the field. Sometimes, the army and the police are seen riding on horses.
Benefits of horse riding: The horse-riding is a healthy exercise. Horse-racing is at the same time a unique and interesting form of entertainment, a sport and a gamble in the largest scale. The understanding between a horse and his jockey is truly remarkable.
Qualities: The horse can run very fast, turns quickly in any way and easily jump over small streams and fords and a wall five feet high. They are very faithful to their master. Gone are the heroic days when horses played a major role during warfare. But even now cavalry regiments are found.
The power of an automobile engine and an electrically operated motor is measured in terms of horsepower. Its hoofs, especially when they are shod with iron, make an unmistakable rhythmic noise as it gallops on. They can sleep both while standing and lying down. They sleep several times at intervals during the day.
Conclusion: Horse is a social being. The horse is loved and looked upon by men of all countries all over the world.
Close your eyes and step into a barn where feed, hay, and leather tack bathe your senses. Imagine your horse’s smooth coat and glistening eyes as the two of you come alive in an early morning ride. Now, capture a few of your thoughts and feelings with these writing prompts about horses.
1. And the Winner is…
If you could spend one day as either a sleek Triple Crown race horse or fancy, high-stepping show horse, which would you choose and why?
2. Through Rain, or Snow, or Gloom of Night
From police to cowboys to stagecoach drivers, people from all walks of life have formed close bonds with their horses. Write about three ways horses have helped mankind throughout history.
3. Sitting Tall in the Saddle
Western style riding offers the security of a wide saddle, the casual feel of both reins in one hand, and the smooth gait of the Western jog. English style riders enjoy a lighter saddle, a lively trotting gait, and the option to compete in dressage events. Which style do you prefer? Explain your opinion.
4. A Perfect Partnership
Riders quickly learn that half-hearted signals won’t control their steeds. For successful horse and rider communication, you must be fully present and committed to following through with each signal. Write about a time when riding—or another outdoor activity—demanded you to give one-hundred percent. Describe the challenges you faced and the result you achieved.
5. One of a Kind
In personality, appearance, and skill, no two horses are alike. Breyer model horses capture this spirit with handcrafted sculptures, painted and finished by the finest artisans. Perhaps a Breyer model reminds you of a horse you hope to own someday. Maybe you’ve already had the good fortune to meet this special animal. Write about your dream horse and what makes it unique.
6. Little Things
Have you ever wondered about your horse’s strange behavior, and later discovered rocks stuck in a hoof? Write about an experience with your horse (or sibling or best friend) when you learned that small things in life make large difference.
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