Friday, October 7, 2016

Horse Project - Visit a Horse

The other day we visited Hilary at the Therapeutic Riding stable to 
see real horses and their home.
Yes they do live in a barn.
So what does the barn look like inside?
Each horse stall has a door.  Each door is split in half.
The top half has a window that is covered with chicken wire
The bottom half has an X design on it.
We got to meet two horses and see what they sleep on
which is saw dust.  We also learned that they also pee on it too.
Which made us laugh.
But Hilary told us that the saw dust soaks up the pee and they can scoop
it out to keep the stall clean.
 And speaking on keeping things cleaned, Hilary showed us some of the brushes
they use to keep the horses cleaned.
One is soft for brushing the body.
And another looks hard but it is flexible and is good
for brushing all the mud off their legs.
We also learned what horses eat.
Hilary let us help prepare two buckets of food for their horses.
First she showed us the grain they eat. 
(It looks like the wood pellets in our small world play)
The children each took a turn adding a scoop to the buckets.
Then we added apples.
I'm glad we have been playing with apples at school so now
we can use them in our horse play too.
Next step is to start building our horse barn.


  1. Hi Maureen
    That looked like a really fun field trip. I never knew that they slept on wood chips. What was your favorite part of going to see the horses? Those brushes look really cool,are the brushes soft or hard? Have a great day.

    1. Hi Briana, I really liked seeing the horses stalls. I was fascinated how the door was divided in half and you could open the top half or the bottom half separately.

  2. Hi Maureen,
    I like the horses. You guys must have had fun on the field trip. I have never ridden a horse. I like the brown horse. The brushes look they have wires on them. Do they hurt the horses? Thank you. I will see you on Thursday with our buddies

    1. Hi Evann, the brushes did look hard but they were soft so no they didn't hurt the horses. Maybe your class can come and visit our room when we have our horse barn set up.