*KNOW: family, genus and species of the horse!*
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Species: Equus caballus
Horses normally live to be about 24-25 years old.
Age 5-10 are peak years so they are higher priced at this age.
History of the Horse
54 mya horse started out as a small creature in the swam with 4 toes fox
25 mya grew taller in prarie middle toe became hoof and others disappeared
Horses migrated via land bridge in Siberia from Americas to Asia
5000 ya they wer
Blemishes and Unsoundness
oInflamed by bruising or bacterial invasion of the suprapinous
oGroup of atrophied muscles
oUsually in 2 or 3 year olds
oDuring first few weeks of training
12.2 hands tall or less
oOldest breed on record
oGood youth horse
oNot a true albino because they have brown eyes
oResembles small Arabian
Pony of the Americas
oCan be reddish color and classified as Quarter horse
Paint, Pinto and Spotted Horse
oWhite markings and another color
White horse with colored spots, legs are mostly white
oAny other colo
American Quarter Horse
oGreatly influenced by the thoroughbred
oLargest breed registry
oFirst found in North Africa
oKnown for endurance racing and their dished face
oOriginated in England in the
Is an injury or abnormality that affects serviceability. Can be anything
from a slight injury to a defect that renders the horse useless. A
horse may be sound for one purpose, but unsound for another.
An injury or imperfectio
Hook starts to form on some horses teeth, you have to file them
down because they are razor sharp.
Quiet horse is slow, nothing bothers them.
Interested horse is aware of everything, doesnt shy from things. You
Cast factors: grade horses cast for less than registered horses with champion
Sex: stallions are aggressive mares can be temperamental during season
Horse average age is 24-25
5-10 years old is the peak of training and athleticism