Horse Of A Different Color

For anyone who has ever owned a horse, they know just how special and smart these majestic animals are. This "Horse Of A Different Color," is a stunning reminder of the beauty horses pocess.

On this site you will find a variety of horses and scenic pictures. The photographer of this site is just a small town girl with a camera and an eye for the creative. She enjoys photographing horses, halter showing, german shepherds, wolves, hiking, wildlife photography, and tattoo design creation. If you like horses, you'll want to take a look at this amazing horse photography site. Studies have indicated that horses perform a number of cognitive tasks on a daily basis, meeting mental challenges that include food recognition and identification of individuals within a social system. They also have good spatial discrimination abilities. Studies have assessed equine intelligence in areas such as problem solving, speed of learning, and memory.

The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi toed creature into the large, single toed animal of today. Humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC, and it is believed that their domestication would of become widespread by 3000 BC.Horses and humans interact in a wide variety of sport competitions and noncompetitive recreational pursuits, they also work in a variety of activities such as police work, agriculture, entertainment, and therapy. Historically horses have been used in warfare, from which a wide variety of riding and driving techniques developed, using many different styles of equipment and methods of control. Humans provide domesticated horses with food, water and shelter, as well as attention from specialists such as veterinarians and farriers.

Worldwide, horses play a role within human cultures and have done so for millennia. Horses are used for leisure activities, sports, and working purposes. Communication between humans and horses is important in any equestrian activity. To aid this process horses are usually ridden with a saddle on their backs to assist the rider with balance and positioning, and a bridle or related headgear to assist the rider in maintaining control. Sometimes horses are ridden without a saddle, and occasionally, horses are trained to perform without a bridle or other headgear. Many horses are also driven which requires the use of a harness, bridle, and some type of vehicle. People of all ages with physical and mental disabilities can benefit from their association with horses. Therapeutic riding is used to help people with mental and physical disabilities and to stimulate disabled persons and help them improve their lives through improved balance and coordination, increased self confidence, and a greater feeling of freedom and independence.

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