DISCUSS & LEARN:
*Wild vs. tame horses
*Body parts of horses
*What are horses used for?
*Learn how to ride a horse. What do you need to wear? What do you need to put on the horse so he is ready to have a rider? What are the commands you should say?
*Rope a pole/log
*Dress-up: cowboys. You could even make a real campfire or one made for brown construction paper log and tissue paper flames. Make handkerchiefs.
*Pin the tail on the horse
*Play horseshoes or ring toss for the younger children
*Watch a horse race.
*Go horseback riding.
*Horse riding sticks
*Horse ears & tails out of constructions paper & yarn (for the tail)
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
The Horse in Harry's Room by Syd Hoff
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5 LITTLE COWBOYS
Five little cowboys sitting on a gate
The first one said, "Gee rodeo's are great!"
The second one said, "There are buzzard's in the air."
The third one said, "But we don't care."
The fourth one said, "Let's watch the horse run."
The fifth one said, "I am ready for some fun!"
Ooooooo went the wind and off went their hats.
And five little cowboys fell from where they sat.
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*Eat jerky and dried fruit like a cowboy.
*To make treats for your horse try these recipes.