Monday, March 29, 2010

Information about the Budyonny

This is the Budyonny horse. I like the colors of it. It's a very beautiful horse, sweet and gentle, and is great at doing event and show things.

Information about the Breton horse

This breed of horse is the Breton horse. It's a very big draft breed, and is used for pulling carriages, plowing fields, and for halling heavy things.

Information about the Brazilian Sport Horse

This is the Brazilian Sport Horse. This breed of horse is used for sports such as show jumping and racing. It's a very fast horse, and is great for events and sports.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Information about the Brandenburger horse

The Brandenburger horse is a beautiful breed. Very rare, but beautiful, it's often used to pull carriages (see picture below).

Information about the Brabant horse

The Brabant horse is huge. Its HUGE feet and enormous sized hooves make it a very tall breed. It has a small, very beautiful little head with a short strong neck. Its mane is heavy and its tail is often cut short. It's a very sweet, friendly breed.

Information about the Boulonnais horse

This is the Boulonnais horse. This is a rare breed, but, still, it's a very beautiful one.

Information about the Bavarian Warmblood horse

This is the Bavarian Warmblood horse. These horses are beautiful, athletic, and friendly.

Information about the Blazer horse

This is the Blazer horse. I'm not sure why it's called that, but it's probably because it usually has a blaze and it's fast!

information about the Black Forest Horse

This is the Black Forest Horse. It's a rare breed, though very beautiful and friendly.

information about the Belgian Warmblood

This my friends, is the Belgian Warmblood. This breed is intelligant, beautiful, and very friendly.

Information about the Bavarian Warmblood horse

This is the Bavarian Warmblood horse. The Warmblood is a very beautiful, and intelligant breed. It's great at dressage (below) and is a great showing and eventing horse. They make good children's choices as well. The Bavarian Warmblood is great at dressage, eventing, and makes a good children's horse too.

information about the Banker horse

This is called the "Banker" horse. It is a beautiful breed. They make great riding and showing horses, and are very beautiful, too. They can be paint, chestnut, bay, and black.

information about the Ban'ei

This is the breed, Ban'ei. It is a large draft horse. It used to be ridden in special draft horse races. Now it is a good riding, showing, and still, a good racing horse. It's a very rare breed. It can be black, bay, gray, or chestnut.

information about the Balikun horse

This is the breed, the Balikun horse. This breed is so very rare, because this is the only picture I found of it. So, you can see that people don't get to see it every day. I like how it looks. Nice!

information about the Balearic horse

The Balearic horse is a beautiful breed. They're show horses that are AMAZING! Just look at the picture above!

Information about the Azteca horse

This is the Azteca horse. This is a very rare breed, though it's beautiful and usually friendly.

Information about the Haflinger pony

This is the Haflinger horse. This is actually a small pony. It is known for its beautiful bay coat with a cream mane and tail. But these pretty ponies are also beautiful looking with a palomino coat (below). They are very friendly little ponies, and are a great choice for young children, but they do good with adults too. They are known for their intelligence. They can be used for riding, showing, and can also be good cow ponies.

information about the Auxois horse

This is the Auxois horse. It's the size of a pony and is very sweet and pretty. It is used pulling carriages (below) and is a good riding horse.

information about the Austrian Warmblood horse

The Austrian Warmblood horse. I don't know very much about this breed, but I do know it's pretty. Just look at the picture below!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

information about the Australian Stock horse

I love the Australian Stock Horse. It's a beautiful, intelligent, and very fast breed. The Australian Stock horse is usually used on Ranches to herd cattle. They are also great in rodeos and are good trail horses. They are also very beautiful and friendly.

information about the Australian Draught horse

Wow, look at this beautiful horse. My friends, meet the Australian Draught horse. I LOVE Australian horses. They're so beautiful. This one below is a mare. I don't know very much about this breed, but I do know that they are intelligent, pretty, and sweet.

information about the Asturcon

This is the Asturcon horse. I don't know very much about this horse, so I can't tell you things that aren't true. Sorry. I do know this breed of horse is beautiful, though.

Information about the Ardennes horse

My friends, this is the Ardennes horse. They are huge, very sturdy big horses. Many of these horses are taller than you! Even the babies are tall! The Ardennes horse has hair growing down from the lower parts of its legs. It's enormous hooves could fit on top of a dinner plate! It has a small head with a short but very strong and powerful neck.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cloud: Arrow and Image

Remember Cloud? You can look in the post, Cloud: as a baby, to learn about him. His mare, Velvet, had a filly named Rain. Well then Rain had a baby named Image. Image is the pale white colt on the right. The other filly is named Arrow. I don't really know who she is, but I'm sure she's a good horse.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

information about the Gypsy Vanner Cob horse

My friends, meet the Gypsy Vanner Cob horse. There are actually a lot of "Cob" kind of horses. Cob is a horse that is used for riding, jumping, eventing, and other things like that. There are many breeds crossed with the Cob, for example, a Gypsy Vanner crossed with a Cob, is a Gypsy Vanner Cob horse. Get it? Good! There are a lot of breeds crossed with the Cob. There are Swedish Cobs, and Gypsy Vanner Cobs, and other pretty horses. Hope you enjoy looking at the picture! Izzy

Information about the Andravida

This is the Andravida horse. This is a rare, very pretty breed. But I don't know anything about it. Sorry. You'll have to look on a horse website.

Information about the American Indian horse

My friends, this is the American Indian horse. It is a the color of a paint, as you know, Indians loved Paint horses. This Indian horse looks like a paint, but I don't know very much about the Amerian Indian horse.

Information about the Cream Draft horse

This is a Cream Draft. These are horses that are drafts but have been bred with a different horse (I'm not sure what kind) and have had this coat coloring. It's an almost white cream color. Cream Drafts are rare, and are not usually seen. Although, they are pretty and sweet.

Information about the Altai horse

This horse is called the Altai horse. This is a relatively new breed, so I don't know anything about it. It's a beautiful color, and is usually a good friend.

Information about the Anglo Arabian horse

This, my friends, is the Anglo Arabian. It's a very beautiful breed. One of the prettiest. I'm not sure what breed its crossed with, but I know that horse must have been beautiful. The Anglo Arabian has a sweet, calm, and very good personality. Many people love them.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The American Saddlebred: BEAUTIFUL!!!

The American Saddlebred is one of the most popular horses. He is known for his intelligence, and his smooth, beautiful gait. His attitude is the best, though. He is always willing to please his owner, or his rider! He can perform a gait known as the rack, some can carry out this gait at birth, others must be trained for it. The video shows an America Saddlebred doing the rack. It also gives some interesting information out to you about this spectacular breed.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Overo: Paint horse coloring

The picture above is a Overo Paint horse coloring. This coloring is beautiful, it is sometimes seen on a palomino horse.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Cloud: the roundup

The picture above is Cloud, Sitka, and Flint. Remember Flint? You can see him in the post, "Flint: Cloud's stepson." He is the one in this picture who's the foal who's limping. Cloud is near Sitka. (Sitka is Flint's mother.) Flint badly hurt himself when he ran all those miles because he was being rounded up. The BLM who is the one who holds the roundups, holds them a lot. They have to keep the populations low, some say too low. When roundups are held, that means that usually 30 or 40 horses lose their freedom. The horses go to good homes, but they lose the things they love most: family, and freedom. Cloud was never taken, (I don't think.) But most of his band was. A lot of foals and yearlings were taken along with their parents.

Cloud: as a baby

Remember Cloud? I've talked about him in a few posts. The picture below is him. He's a baby in this picture. He's about 5 hours old. He's a beautiful little baby, don't you think so too? He was pretty thin when he was born, but by and by he got through and soon he was prancing around on strong, nimble legs. He lives in Montana, in the mountains. It's cold there in winter, and very hot in summer. Spring and fall are sometimes cold.

Raven: Cloud's father

The picture above is Cloud and his father Raven. Raven is a beautiful, powerful and smart stallion. Cloud is lucky to have a great father! It's funny because Cloud is almost white, and his father is black, but Cloud's mother white, too. Hope you like these pics! Izzy

Sitka: Cloud's lead mare

The picture above is Cloud, Sitka and Sitka's daughter. Cloud is the one that's almost white, and Sitka is the bigger, pregnant mare. The littler filly is Sitka's daughter. Sitka is Cloud's lead mare. She leads the band to places like the water hole or the meadow. She decides things like, "Do we need to rest? Let's take a visit and go to the water hole. It's raining, let's go into the tall trees." Sitka made those decisions. Cloud usually was the one protecting the rear while Sitka was leading the way. Sitka was a big help to Cloud because when some young bachelor stallions came and took her and the band away, she ran off and came back to Cloud so Cloud got his band back. That was, that was a great mare. She died when she was p 16 or 17.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Boulder: Shaman's stepson

Remember Boulder? I talked about him in the post: Flint, Cloud's stepson. He was born to his black mother. He was named "Little Cloud," because he was about the same color as Cloud, but now he has become Boulder. The picture above shows him with his black mother and Shaman (the brown stallion in the picture.) Boulder ended up stealing his stepfather's family when he was about the age of 5.

Flint: Cloud's stepson

Remember Cloud? I talked about him in one of my posts. Well, this is his stepson, Flint. It's kind of a confusing story. You see, Shaman, a powerful stallion bred a mare named Sidka, well then Sidka gave birth to a colt that was named Flint. Flint and Sidka were stolen by Cloud. So Flint isn't actually Cloud's son, but he's his stepson. And around the same time that Flint had been born, a palomino baby named Boulder had been born to his black mother in Shaman's band. Cloud was the one who bred the mare. So Boulder is Cloud's son, being raised by Shaman, and Flint is Shaman's son, being raised by Cloud. Here we have two very different stallions, raising each other's sons. The picture above is Flint. He's a six year old, and looks determined to win a mare.

horse gymnastics: VERY dangerous

Have you ever heard of, "Horse gymnastics?" People have to be very well trained to do this. They do gymnastics on horse back, sometimes while cantering or trotting fast. They have to learn how to be on a team. First, a man or woman runs with the horse. Then they grab onto the handles on the horse's saddle and pull themselves on. Then another person gets on, the people do twists, turns, jumps, and even flips on the moving horse. Then when they're done, they jump off. If a person falls off, or does something wrong, it will lose points for the team. It's very beautiful to watch!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Robert E. Lee

Did you know.................? Did you know that Robert E. Lee rode an American Saddle Bred horse named Traveler? I looked it up. It's true! Who knew that Robert liked horses?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

What kind of horse do I want? Information about the horse I want

What kind of horse do I want? Do I want a boy or girl? What do I want it to be used for? What kind of style do I want to ride? Where should I get my horse? These are all questions that I've been asking myself for a while. I know that I'm probably not going to get a horse till I'm all grown up, and have a job. But I still ask myself questions about what kind of horse I want get, and what do I want to use it for? Well, I'll tell you. I want it to be a beautiful mare, probably a sorrel, bay, black, brown, or chestnut. (Something that I'll be able to keep clean.) I want my horse to be calm, and not bite or kick at me or any other horse or person. I want to ride....................let's see..........probably Western, but I'm not sure. I want my horse to be used for riding, (maybe showing, we'll see.) I want it to be a Quarter horse, or a paint or a.......................well, I'm not sure, there are so many good kinds, I just want to have them all!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Did you know that in some cities you can still pay to take a carriage ride?

In some cities, you can still pay to take a carriage ride. This is usually at fairs or events. Sometimes the carriages are fancy, and sometimes they're not. It's fun to ride on a carriage, (I think,) I've never actually done it before, though.

Did you know that Indians painted on horses?

A long time ago when the Indians were around with their horses, the Indians painted their horses. They would paint around their horses eyes, and put their hands in paint and then put them on the horses. They did this probably because they thought it looked pretty, and because they were making things to show people that these were their horses.

Where do the most wild horses live?

Wild horses can still be found on public lands and special wildlife refuges in many parts of the United States. These beautiful and tough horses are on the verge of becoming extinct because of growth of cities, towns, and even factory farms. Many wild horses are caught in roundups where they live. Horses are either rounded up by men on horseback, or people lure them into corals. scientists have found truly wild horses. Horses that are wild are not truly wild, but scientists have found horses that are truly wild. They live in Mongolia. They are called, Przewalkski's Horse. These horses are almost extinct, there are very few of them still left in the wild.

taking care of an orpahaned foal

Orphaned foals are foals that don't have mothers. Usually the foal's mother has died while, or a few minutes after birth. Or the mother could be sick or hurt and isn't able to take care of her foal. Many people love foals and try to save them from being killed by their mothers if the mothers aren't producing any milk for the foal to drink. Usually foals are rescued from their mother and are up for adoption. It may be hard to take care of a foal if you already own a few other horses. If you do decide to buy and take care of a foal, and you might have a mare who can take care of the foal, go for it! The first thing to do when you're looking for a mare to adopt a foal, is to try to pick a mare who has had a foal before, because she may still have milk and she may not act aggressively with the foal and bite it or kick it. If the mare does this, you need to immediately move the mare or the foal away before she injures or kills the foal.

How long do horses stay with their parents?

Horses usually stay with their parents until they're about 2 years old. When they are about 1 year old, they become a yearling. The picture above is a foal with its mother. The foal isn't a yearling, because it isn't that big. Some foals are taken from their mothers when they're weaned, (or don't nurse anymore.) Some foals are kept with their mothers till they are 3, and then they must be trained and sold to someone.

horse talk: ears apart

Horses can talk in many different ways. The one we're going to talk about today is why they put their ears apart, or facing away from each other. It can be because they are sleepy or they're listening to you, or something else beside them or in the distance. The picture above shows a horse with its ears turned away from each other. Sometimes the horse puts its ears apart because it is confused or nervous.