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HOW DO YOU
TRAIN A HORSE?
BY: LINDSEY TERJANIAN
WHAT DO HORSE’S NEED
TO DO TO STAY HEALTHY?
oThey can eat hay which is
oYou can exercise your horse
daily (get them out of their stalls)
WHAT COMMANDS SHOULD YOU
USE TO TRAIN YOUR HORSE?
Gain the horse’s trust
Start with simple, physical
commands (body language and
touching the horse)
Gently correct any wrong action
(stop the horse and try again)
HOW CAN YOU TELL IF A
HORSE IS SICK?
oNot eating or drinking
oDull look (head low, ears not
responding to sounds surrounding
HOW DO YOU STOP A
HORSE WHILE RIDING?
Pull gently back on the reins
Lean forward to put more
weight on the horse
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO
GROOM A HORSE?
oTowel or polishing cloth
oBrushes to pick out dirt
A HORSES SADDLE
These are some of
the parts of a horses
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MAKE YOUR
HORSE FEEL COMFORTABLE?
Have a clean environment for them
Talk to your horse and give it treats
Have healthy food for it
HOW LONG DO HORSES
o A horses lifespan is 25-30 years
o One human year equals about 5-10
years for a horse depending on their
Every horse has two color pigments;
the most common colors are black
Each horse has a variation of
pigments which can include the
following colors: brown, black,
chestnut, and bay.
WHAT ARE SOME TYPES OF
oStandard bred horse
oAmerican Quarter Horse
HOW DO HORSES SLEEP?
WHERE DO THEY SLEEP?
HOW LONG DO THEY SLEEP?
Adult horses sleep for about 3 hours each day
Younger horses sleep more frequently than Adult
Horses stand while sleeping or they could lay
They sleep in a barn in stalls or a shed
DOES THE WEATHER EFFECT
HORSES IN WARMER
oIn the warmer seasons, horses are more
sleepy. They will want more water and to
seek shade in their stalls. Also when they are
ridden, they get very hot and tired. It would
be better to ride them in the morning or in
the evening when its cooler.
DOES THE WEATHER EFFECT
HORSES IN COLDER SEASONS?
Horses can handle cold temperatures because
they have a thick body layer. Weather conditions
like rain, snow, or wind are worse to horses than
cold temperatures. To know if your horse is cold,
check to see if their hair is sticking up. If it is, that
means it’s cold. If it isn’t, then it is warm. To make
sure your horse is extra warm, have blankets for
them in their stalls.
WHO ARE SOME FAMOUS,
CURRENT DAY RACE HORSE
WHERE ARE SOME FAMOUS
PLACES WHERE HORSES
KY- Churchill Downs
FL- Gulf Stream
CA- Santa Anita
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF
TRAINING RACE HORSES?
The process of training race horses is
different for each type. (Thoroughbred and
o Since Thoroughbred’s race faster than
Standard bred, they only exercise 2-3
days per week.
o Standard bred horses (trotters and
pacers) race slower than Thoroughbred’s
so they exercise everyday.
IS A BOY HORSE EASIER TO
TRAIN OR A GIRL HORSE
EASIER TO TRAIN?
Boy horses (colts)are easier to train
than girl horses (filly’s)
If the horses ears are down, they
don’t want to be trained or bothered
but, if their ears are up, then they are
more relaxed and trainable.
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