My brothers and I went to a farm called Gold Leaf Farms in Kernersville. We got to paint a pony that was gray and make it blue and purple!
There was a really skinny horse that was Amish. He was so thin because he hadn’t been well fed by the people who owned him before, but this farm was trying to take good care of him now. We went on this trip with our CC friends and saw a farm cat, too.
- A pony is not a baby horse; it is a fully grown small horse.
- A dam is the word used for the mother of a horse.
- A sire is the word used for the father of a horse.
- Horses belong to the Equus family.
- Equus comes from the Greek word meaning quickness.
- Horses are mammals in the same family as zebras, mules, and donkeys.
- Horses love to eat short, juicy grass.
- They also eat hay, especially in the winter or when they stay in a stall.
- Extra high energy food such as barley, oats, corn or bran are good for working horses.
- Horses have small stomachs for their size and need to eat little and often.
- If they are in a field, horses will graze for most of the day
- An average life span for a horse is around 20-25 years, although they can live up to 30 years or more.