Notes 2- HorsesNotes 2- Horses6 years ago in Writing More Like This
My Notes #2: Horses and How They Act
-Horses generally run when scared
-Horses stay in the security of the herd
-Ears point in direction of attention. Horses should have one ear back at rider, one ear forward.
-Ears moving back and forth=Uncertainty.
-Ears pinned back=Anger or Fear
-Kinked Tail=Submissive Fear.
-Face: Long nose and tight mouth=anxiety and fear
-A wrinkled nose=Annoyance and Disgust
-Horses mouth flexes when learning something new, relaxes when it understands.
-A horse threatening to bite has an open mouth and maybe bared teeth.
-Pasture, hay and concentrates.
-A horses hooves grow continuously. Hooves need to be trimmed every month to keep them in proper shape.
-Hooves should be cleaned after riding
-Stalled horses need their hooves picked daily.
-Horses who work allot need to be shoes.
-Shoes need to be changed once a month.
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