Personal Narrative: My Horse

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Some people think of them as animals. Some people think of them as objects. Some people think of them as friends. Then there are the few who think of them as family. Horses have always been like family to humans, except sometimes closer. There are many benefits to owning or being around horses. They come in many different colors. There is a multitude of breeds, also. Additionally, they have a long history with humans. Horses have unique behaviors. Showing horses has been the past-time or even career of many people. Furthermore, caring for horses can be a handful, but is definitely rewarding. Finally, riding horses is not just a hobby or a sport, but an action of your heart. Horses are wondrous creatures that have lived with man or …show more content…
There are also several patterns. Some of them are dappled (pattern of rings) bay, black, or gray, chestnut or liver chestnut with a flaxen mane mane and tail, and surprisingly, being born a dark color and turning gray in the prime (this most often occurs in Arabians and Lipizzaners, and is not early aging, but merely a pattern). There are also many different markings a horse can have. Some occur on the face and some on the legs and the eel (or dorsal) stripe even appears on the back! Socks (white hair below the toe joint) and stockings (white hair below the ankle joint) are the most common leg markings. There are also tiger stripes, dark stripes on the legs. This is a very primitive marking, like the eel stripe and the colors dun and buckskin. Sometimes you can also see speckles of the horse's main color in socks or stockings. The hoof can have different markings, too, such as the blue (black) hoof, white hoof, and striped hoof (a mix of the two). There are also many facial markings. Some include blazes (long, wide stripe down the face), stripes (long, narrow stripe down the face), lanterns (completely white face), snips (small white mark on the nose), stars (small white mark on the forehead),
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