### Estimating the Mature Height of a Foal, Method 2

Is it possible to estimate how big a foal will be when they reach mature size? While there is no one exact mathematical formula for estimating a foals’ mature size, several methods have been developed for estimating mature horse height in foals and yearlings. One method of measurement is to measure a straight line in inches…

Do you love making things for Christmas? This post will show you how to make horse head Christmas ornaments! Let’s get started. You’ll need: fine yarn or thread to be used for the horse’s body. I’ve chosen white, an orange for a chestnut colour and grey. cardboard (or a book) about 7″ (18 cm) wide…

### Pedro’s Periscope

Several years ago, people at Ebony Horse Club in the UK, sought help after noticing how frustrated their Shetland pony Pedro was when he tried to see eye-to-eye with visitors. Standing at just 8 hands tall, Pedro struggled to see out over his stall door when he first arrived at the horse club. 1. What is Pedro’s height in centimetres? 2. What…

### Carve a Horse Jack ‘O Lantern

Have you started thinking about Halloween yet? Do you have a costume? What about a design for your jack ‘o lantern? Have you ever carved a horse jack ‘o lantern before? Maybe this is the year to give it a try! If you know how to use a grid to change the size of an image,…

### Summer Vet Camp Part 3

In this post we head back for the final days of the Bay Area Equestrian Club’s Vet Camp. Day four began with campers designing their own equestrian centre. Here’s what camper Caden Hernandez had to say about designing an equestrian centre:  “Math is very important when making a blueprint or map! You need to know how much…

### Summer Vet Camp Part 2

It’s back to the Bay Area Equestrian Club’s Vet Summer Camp again this week. The third day of summer camp took campers to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis for a tour that included an introduction to the blood donor herd, an explanation of how blood is collected from horses, as…

### Join in at a Summer Vet Camp

Twelve-year-old Taylor Lai has a passion for horses. She’s attended horseback riding summer camps, and has been fortunate to have grown up with horses in the Mount Diablo foothills in California.  “I really want to have my career to do with horses, and I like the idea of being a vet because you get to be around…

### Maryland’s Historic Horse Trail

People living in the state of Maryland sure are lucky. The Maryland Historic Horse Trails program offers a driving route for horse loving visitors. Eleven key spots with historic importance in the horse world have been organized into the “Horses at the Beach” tour. Let’s go along for the ride! The first stop on the trail is…

### Estimate the Mature Height of a Yearling

In this post you’ll learn how to estimate the mature height of a yearling. Mature height refers to how tall the yearling will be when she’s all grown up. Math Talk – estimate: to make a close guess or rough calculation often based on rounding. Horse Talk – yearling: a young horse of either sex that…

### Measure a Horse for a Bridle

This post will show you how to properly measure a horse for a bridle. A snaffle bridle is the simplest kind of bridle for young riders. It is made up of the following different parts: cheek piece 1 (attaches to the crownpiece) crown piece 1a (attaches to the cheekpiece) browband 2 noseband 3 throat latch…