Classification Of Horses Essay

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The typical way to classify horses is by breed. The American Quarter horse is the most popular breed in America, especially in Texas. They are the work horses on ranches, the most popular for showing and competing in speed events such as barrel racing. Another popular breed is the Paint horse, which to me is nothing me than an American Quarter horse that is not a solid color, usually they are brown or black with white areas on their bodies. There is also the Arabian breed, they are known for their endurance, which I am sure they get from their ancestors being used in the desserts of Arabia. Another popular breed, for kids mostly, is the Ponies of America or POA. These horses are generally small compared to the other breeds I have mentioned …show more content…
Since he was second to join our family, he feels as if he is second in line behind Storm to be the "King of the Hill", but that doesn't always work out.

The third and hopefully final horse addition to our family was the POA. His name is appropriately, Pony. Pony is 15 years old, this makes him middle aged in the horse world. Of course with age, comes wisdom. In the horse world, with age usually comes dominance as well, Pony should be the leader of the herd based on his age, but Storm, being our first, will not let that happen.

When all three are in the pasture, Storm is the protector of the herd, a small herd it may be, but it is still his herd. When other horses get close to the fence, Storm will run at the fence, kick his feet up, snort through his nose like a raging bull and stop right before hitting the fence; after all it is an electric fence. Magic will get excited and run around acting similar but never getting between Storm and the other horses, defending the herd is Storm's job and his right. If the other two try to intervene, he will turn on them. Pony stands by, out of the way and watches the young ones act foolish. When there aren't any other horses around, Storm will let the other two know he his in charge by chasing them and pining back his ears, which is a sign of anger or alert for a horse. Magic lets him have his way and tries to chase Pony, but Pony is older and will not let the…

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