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American Paint Horse Association HORSES What are horses used for? Work Entertainment Pleasure Work Many years ago, horses were used for almost everything, including transportation. Today, most of the work horses do is on ranches…
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American Paint Horse Association
What are horses used for? • Work • Entertainment • Pleasure
WorkMany years ago, horses were used for almost everything, including transportation.
and on the racetrack.Kickin Texasat Mount Pleasant Meadows Racetrack in Michigan
Annual “Kids Day” Come ride a real Paint Horse!
World Championship Paint Horse Show Fun for everyone!
Horse Facts • Stock-type horses are an average of 1,200 pounds. • This size horse would eat about 25 pounds of food a day.* The majority of this would be hay or grass. • They drink 5 to 10 gallons of water a day. • Horses usually live 20-25 years, but the oldest horse was recorded to live to be 62 years old. • Horses can see in every direction except directly in front of and directly behind them.
About Paint Horses • Paint Horses were brought to America by Spanish Explorers. • Paint Horses are a cherished part of Native American history. • Paint Horses were once disliked because of their extra color. With the help of Rebecca Lockhart, Paint Horses have proven that they are just as great as any other breed of horse. 40,000 Paint Horses are registered per year with APHA. There are about 80,000 registered Paint Horses in Texas.
4 Types of Paint Horses Solid Paint-Bred Tobiano Overo Tovero = combination of tobiano and overo
Careers with horses • Horse trainer • Riding Instructor • Farrier • Veterinarian • Equine Massage Therapist • Horse breeder • Jockey • Rodeo Professional • Mounted Police Officer • Photographer • Employee with a horse breed association And many, many more jobs!