Chapter 1 Tack Tack is what you use for riding equipment. Tackincludes; saddles, saddle pads, bridles, neck straps, andhalters. First, when you’re tacking up, of course youbrush your horse. You get a pad, check it for twigs orrocks, and put it on. Make sure no mane is caught underthe pad, then get your saddle. As you’re putting on thesaddle, don’t just bang it on your horse’s back, gentlyput it on. Fasten the girth. Then, get your bridle. Putyour thumb in your horse’s mouth if he/she doesn’t justopen his/her mouth. Gently press down, and slip the bitin. Adjust the bridle, and walk your horse out to see ifthere’s anything wrong with the saddle, tighten thegirth, and mount.
Where to get your tack You can get your tack at your local tack shop.They should have everything you need fromriding clothes and helmets, to halters andbridles.
Chapter 2 Colors There are many colors of horse. Here are somecolors: Blue Roan, RedRoan, Sorrel, Chestnut, LiverChestnut, Palomino, Appaloosa,, Piebald, Skewbald, Gray, DappleGray, Buckskin, Brown, Black, Bay, DarkBay, Light Bay, Dun, Odd- Colored, and Albino.
Markings Some horses have markings. The markings canbe almost anywhere. These are the markingsthat are most commonly found on the head andlegs: Head: snip, stripe, blaze, star, and bald or white face ( the whole face is white).Legs: stockings, and socks.
Chapter 3 Care Caring for a horse is a big responsibility. Youhave to have at least one acre of land to have ahorse, and you need to have shelter for yourhorse. Also, it would be best if your horse had astable mate, such as another horse, or a donkey.Horses are herd animals, and they do not like tobe left alone.
Tools Tools used for caring for a horse include:brushes, hoof picks, pitchforks, wheelbarrels, blankets , etc.... The tools usedare: feeding supplies, cleaningsupplies, and supplies to make the horsecomfortable.
Chapter 4 Lifespan Horses normally live to be about 30years old. Some horses only live up totheir early 20’s. The oldest horse lived inthe 1800’s. It lived to be 62 years old. Itdepends. Is your horse healthy? If youwant your horse to live up to animpressive age, you need to take goodcare of him/her.
Chapter 5 Biggest & Smallest The biggest horse ever, was a shire, andhe got to 21 hands! The smallest horse’sname is Thumbelina. She is so small, thatshe sleeps in a dog house, and has a guarddog companion. Even though she’ssmall, she bosses the bigger horsesaround, and has even faced down anelephant.