horse coloring pages
A horse’s tail is very important to him. Not only does it act as a fly swatter in summer, it keeps his “bottom” warm in winter! The area between a horse’s hind legs is the only part not kept warm by hair, so it loses the greatest amount of warmth if left exposed by too much trimming.
From a horse’s point of view, the best tail is a natural tail.
Some horses have thin ragged tails, while others have tails so thick they cannot be braided for formal riding events and shows. To make the best of their appearance, thick or thin, different tails are treated in different ways. Some styles even go in and out of fashion!
Many horses have white markings on their faces.
All these markings all have special names. These names are used by horse people to identify different horses which may otherwise appear the same in color.
The markings themselves may vary in shape, but bear a similarity on most horses.
Everyone knows that baby horses are called foals.
Boy foals are called colts, while girl foals are called fillies. Young horses are called colts and fillies up until the age of 3.
Yearlings are colts or fillies who are a year old.
When a horse is born, it’s legs are almost their full adult length! – giving them that extremely cute “long-legged look” we all love so much.