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What is Your Blood Type?

There are three different blood types that people may classify horses. These are hot, cold and warm blooded. Now you know that horses are all mammals so they are a warm blooded organism that makes them quite different from turtles and snakes. We are mammals also, we have the same internal body temperature whether it is cold or hot outside. When a person says that a certain horse is hot blooded he/she is referring to a particular body type and temperament. A horse that is classified as hot-blooded has the body type of an Arabian or Aklal-Teke, thin skin and fine hair coat. Fine boned and fast sometimes with a feisty temperament, this horse type came from the desert.

The cold-blooded type of horse came from Northern Europe; these typically look like heavy draft horses such as the Shire and the Suffolk Punch. They are heavy boned and thick coated to withstand harsh winters. The cold-blooded type of horse does work around the farm.

Now you may have already guessed- the warm blooded horse is a mixture of the two, with ancestors coming from both the hot and cold blooded types of horses. A Dutch Warmblood and a Trakehner are examples of this type of horse. So next time you look at a horse try to put him or her into one of these categories. Look at the body type and decide if it is a hot, cold or warm-blooded horse breed.

Horse Jeopardy Category
– Words that Begin with W

Match the definitions with the word below.

• A horse with one eye that has white or blue-white coloring instead of the normal eye color.

• Sometimes know as a “cow-lick” these are patterns of irregular hair growth. They can occur on the face and neck. Some cultures look at these patterns as a sign of warning and will not buy a horse that shows some patterns.

• A classification of a cross between a cold-blooded and hot-blooded horse breed.

• The hoof has a white horn often were the leg hair is white.

• A line on the underside of the hoof.

• A place on the horse’s back that you measure from to the ground to determine the height of the horse.

• A marking that is in front of the hind limbs, are white from the coronet band upward to any point below the knee.

• A pony breed combining the Welsh cob and the Arabian horse

Answers to choose from:

Withers - Whorls - Wall Eye - Warmblood

White line - White hoof - White sock - Welara

Welara Pony

Welara Ponies

Welara ponies are a relatively new American breed originating in Southern California in 1981. They are a combination of the Welsh Cob from a stud farm in Northern Wales and Arabian mares. Lady Wentworth was the first person to breed them. The Welara is a sturdy pony, highly attractive, and excellent mover, who does well as a child’s horse. They are between 11.2 and 14.2 hands high and come in all coat colors. Welara’s have tough strong legs with hard hooves. They have a calm temperament, but are willing to be lively and energetic. They should have a fine attractive head set with a short back and strong hindquarters. This breed combines the well know strengths of Arabians and Welsh ponies.

Winter Blankets

Sometimes when you are cold it is nice to throw an extra blanket on the bed. Some horses need an extra layer in the winter. A winter blanket can offer protection from freezing rain and frigid temperatures. When buying a winter blanket for a horse do your homework and research the right style and fit for your horse. Manufactures of these products can offer tips and measuring for the correct fit. Once you have found the right blanket for your horse and budget, make sure you are checking underneath the blanket for signs of weight loss or skin problems. A heavy warm blanket can hold the heat and moisture in keeping your horse warm but also creates an environment for bacteria to grow. A skin problem such as rain rot can be a problem. Stay warm this winter!

Winter Blanket

Math Moment

  1. In the winter we might move hay from one place to another when caring for our horses. Let’s say you have to move 30 bales of old hay to the other side of the barn to make room for the new shipment of hay to last for the rest of the winter. If your wheelbarrow can hold 2 bales of hay at a time how many trips across the barn will you make?
  2. You love your horse so much that you want to feed her one carrot a day for a whole year. When you go to the store you see that each bag of carrots has eight total. How many bags of carrots will you need to buy to feed your horse one a day for a year?

• Divide 30 by 2 and you will see that
you will make 15 trips across the barn.

• There are 365 days in a year. There are 8 carrots in a bag.
If you divide 365 by 8 your will get 45 with a remainder of 5.
45 times 8 will give you 360 so you will need to buy one more bag for a total of
46 which will give you three carrots extra for you to munch on with your horse.



Silly Horse Jokes

Q. What does it mean if
you find a horseshoe?

A. Some poor horse is walking around in his socks.

Q. When do vampires like horse racing?

A. When it's neck and neck.

Q.What is the difference b
etween a horse and a duck?

A. One goes quick and the other goes quack!

Q. What do you call a
pony with a sore throat?

A. A little hoarse

Q. What's a horse's favorite sport?

A. Stable tennis.

Q. What do you give a sick horse?

A: Cough stirrup.

Q. Why do cowboys ride horses?

A. Because they're too heavy to carry!

Q. What did the horse say when it fell? 

A. "I've fallen and I can't giddyup!"

Q. What do you call a
horse that lives next door? 

A.  A neigh-bour.

Q. Where do horses go when they're sick? 

A. The horsepital.

Q. Why did the horse eat
with its mouth open? 

A. Because it had bad stable manners.


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