There currently are about 9.2 million horses in North America. They are widespread with many breeds and disciplines that each horse fits into. Horses did not always inhabit North America as they do now. Roughly four hundred years ago the horse made it to America through Spanish soldiers, also known as conquistadores. These conquistadores successfully conquered parts of Mexico and South America before traveling north to the southwestern portion of what is now today’s United States in the 1540’s in search of gold and other treasures. As the conquistadores traveled they came in contact with a few different Native American groups. They tried hard to convert these new people to Roman Catholicism, which was the Spanish religion. In the 1680’s the
The Tennessee Walking Horse is a breed that is known for their quiet and gentle disposition as well as their smooth natural gaits. Tennessee Walking Horses have calm, docile temperaments combined with naturally smooth and easy gaits. These qualities have made this breed very popular. Tennessee Walking Horse are the “world’s greatest show, trail, and pleasure horse””. Many customers look to Tennessee Walking Horses for a smooth ride and a great trail horse. The Tennessee Walking Horse performs a flat walk, running walk and canter. We love this breed for their wonderful disposition, smooth gaits and excellence on the trail.
Eulalia Perez was a housekeeper in a California mission. The source, written in 1823, is an account of the lives of women in the missions. Perez’s account helps people from later on learn about life in Spanish colonization of Mexico.
First, in The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley, a girl’s father has her ride and train horses even though she think the horses have feelings and don't like the gear and the training. Paragraph 10 states,”...I just took off the saddle, and the bridle, too, and I lay down in the grass and fell asleep...when I woke...there she was, curled up next to me like a dog, kind of pressed against me but sweet and large and soft...now when Daddy tells me that horses only know two things, the carrot and the stick, and
The relationship between humans and horses throughout history has consistently followed the same types of patterns. Some people see horses as sweet companions to bond with, while others see them as work animals. However, the one idea that needs to be grasped by every person is that horses need proper training. My argument is that horses need to be taught manners based on how horses naturally establish a pecking order in a herd. This type of training is called “Natural Horsemanship”. Natural Horsemanship is the best training method because it establishes safety and a good relationship between the horse and handler.
For example, Source F is a picture of a barrel racer. This barrel racer is Hailey Kinsel, the current arena record holder at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, which is home of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. In this picture Hailey is turning the first barrel. She is not yanking on her horses head, beating, or kicking her horse. She is just sitting in the turn and helping her horse just a little, but she is mostly letting the horse do its thing. What some people do not understand that these horses are loved so much. It doesn’t matter whether it is a barrel horse of rope horse. After they work, we pet them, give them treats, let them relax, and sometimes they get a massage or ice on their legs. Source A, “The Sport - the Life- of Rodeo” says, “Just like in basketball, there is a team. My team consists of my horses, my parents and everyone who helps me keep my horses working, including my vet ad my farrier, who shoes the horses,” (Pallesen). In high school rodeo, I always do anything to make my equine athletes feel their best. Our horses travel together so much that they pretty become a team. My horses, parents, and myself are a great team. My parents and I take care of the horses, while the horses take care of us. The horses love their job and being able to have one instead of doing nothing. They love to travel and please me in any way they can. This is why I think that the
As stated previously, Ponyboy is stereotyped as a greaser. This is because of how he looks, where he lives, and who he associates with. For example, Ponyboy lives on the East Side of his town, where money is far more scarce, and he only lives with his two brothers. Due to this disposition, Ponyboy becomes more susceptible to stereotyping. Ponyboy lives in a neighborhood with other greasers, as well. “We steal things and drive
For some people it's just fun. But for me It's a lifestyle. People ask what is it? It's the sport rodeo. For those who don't known what rodeo is, rodeo is an exhibition or contest in which cowboys show their skill at riding broncs, roping calves and other activities. Rodeo arose out from the working practices of cattle herding in Spain, Mexico and later in Central America. People think rodeo is just fun with no work involved. Some even say you're not an athlete, that you can't make a living doing it for the rest of your life. For those who believe that rodeo is not a sport, let's examine these facts.
Horse racing is a highly controversial topic in the equestrian world. Many people find horse racing as a great form of entertainment, while others see it as borderline abusive to the horse. Personally, I agree with the latter statement.
Horsemeat has been discovered in the U.S food supply, and is dumped on the dinner plates of unsuspecting consumers. Not only do Americans overwhelmingly oppose slaughtering horses, but horses are not raised for food and over the course of their lives they receive a wide variety of drugs and other substances that make their meat tainted. Being sold for slaughter is one of the many challenges horse’s face to merely live their lives free of abuse and suffering. Hope can be found in the homes and hearts of millions of people ready and willing to protect them. Whether you ride horses, own them, or just love them, I urge you to play a part in their protection through adoption, donations, volunteering or advocacy. A proposed
Boxer, Clover, and Mollie are horses that represents the working class. Boxer portrays the proletariat workers because they are unskilled laborers. He is a cart-horse who has incredible strength, dedication, and loyalty towards Animal Farm. Boxer is not the most intelligent animal on the farm, but without him, nothing on the farm would be accomplished. Clover is a female cart-horse who is a friend of Boxer’s and she represents the female proletariat workers. She suspects the pigs violating the Seven Commandments because she sees them changing them, but she would always blame herself for misremembering the commandments.Clover does not know how to read or write which is why she always ask Old Benjamin to interpret the words for her. Mollie is
The one extracurricular activity that has become a main priority in my life is my horses and barrel racing. Riding horses has become a stress reliever and a favorite pass time. It has become not only a sport, but a lifestyle. I began riding when I was only three years old. My mother bought me my very first pony and taught me how to ride. Ever since that day, and many, many horses later, I have been passionate about horses. I began going to local fun shows, where I would show in mainly pleasure classes. It gave me a great foundation of how to ride a horse correctly. I won many awards on my pleasure horse and really enjoyed doing it, but as I got older, I began to have a need for speed. With this being said, I started entering the speed classes. My
Once they end their career they are sent to their deaths. They are “useless” to their so-called owner. They can not even die in peace, they have to wait for their outcome. There is just that small percentage who can live longer than their racemates. It is clear, that after their racing career is over, the animals are worthless, useless, and unwanted to their owners. So, instead of wasting the money the horse has earned the cheapest way is to send them off to wherever they want. Which, is not a nice home, it is a death home.
The American Paint Horse is a specific breed of a horse valued for their daring markings, color, and figure. People have numerous ways of telling apart Paints from the other different types of horse breeds. One of the ways of knowing if the horse is a Paint is by looking at the markings. Some of the markings include Tobiano, Overo, Tovero, and Solid Paint Horses; each of the horses come innumerable amounts of color. Horses come in several different types of families like the Black and Red Family. Another way to tell the difference between the countless breeds of horses is by their figure. The Paint horse is a combination of a Western Stock Horse and a Pinto spotting. The American Paint Horse is not only known for their markings and
“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyways.” – John Wayne. Riding horses can always be a terrifying or calm moment, depending on the horse you ride. I have had many scary moments riding horse, one being breaking my wrist. There is nothing more enjoyable than rising early, saddling your horse, and watching the sun rise. Did you know horses have one of the best memories and are the most perceptive domestic animals? This is why people would call me a nerd in horses because I can name off facts. (thesis statement)