You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.
Ag in the Classroom Southern Region Meeting in 2015 was held in Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby.
For want of a Nail the Shoe was lost; for want of a Shoe
the Horse was lost; and for want of a Horse the Rider was lost; being
overtaken and slain by the Enemy, all for want of Care about a Horse-shoe
Poster hanging on the wall at Keeneland Race Track in Kentucky's Bluegrass Region
A hundred or more years before Oklahoma was settled by Europeans, Kiowa, Comanche, Cheyenne and Pawnee hunters rode horses into Oklahoma, following the buffalo.
Just like human athletes, equestrian (horse) athletes
must have the right kind of shoes in order to do their best. Learn
more with No
Foot, No Horse
You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard
of a horse going broke betting on people.
Gibbons, Gail, Horses,
Holiday House, 2003. (Grades K-3)
overview of Eohippus' evolution and horse appearance, disappearance
and reappearance on the North American continent introduces the
book. Discussion of the three basic horse sizes, characteristics
and terminology (withers, hands, flank, quarters, fetlock), a double
page spread about horse feet and horseshoes, followed by a discussion
of gait, teeth, and habits suits the curious as well as report writers.
Birth of a foal and its growth into a yearling is also covered.
Throughout the full color illustrations, Gibbons uses various breeds
of horse to discuss general characteristics and labels the breed
so that young readers can learn names or ignore them in pursuit
of generalities. A table of some well-known purebred horses and
another of entertainment events horses typically appear in round
out the information.
Gruber, Beth, Horse Sense (Pet's Point of
View), Compass Point,
2004. (Grades 3-6)
Overview of the horse, its evolution, relatives,
anatomy, gaits, care, equipment and history. Includes fun facts,
record breakers, a timeline, superstars and glossary.
McCully, Emily, Wonder Horse: The True Story
of the World's Smartest Horse, Henry Holt & Co., 2010. (Grades PreK-2)
Bill Key, born a slave, overcame many obstacles to become a veterinarian
and a business man. Key's horse, Jim, is eventually recognized
as the world's smartest horse and accompanied Key in his work with
the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Pitts, Zachary, The Pebble First Guide to
Horses, Pebble, 2008.
Thirteen breeds of horses commonly found in the
US are identified in a photograph and then information is provided
about height, weight, colors, origin, uses and facts. Includes
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma
Cooperative Extension Service, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture,
Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.