Nata and Ally Friends Forever

Nata and I have been friends since kindergarden and we are now going in to grade five. We have also been having sleepovers since we were so little and now we still are. we love to swim together and do gymnastics. My hobbies are horse riding, swimming and dancing. Nata’s hobbies are gymnastics, horse riding, swimming, drawing and skating. We love horses and to go horse riding. I went to  camp.http://wildhorsecamp.com/. its a really fun horse camp located in Rocky Mountain House ( Canada AB) they own around 60 horses and the horse i rode was super sweat and named puffy we also like to call him “puff the magic pony”.

All about me:)

i was 9 years old when i started making this. i have loved horses ever since i was well…….i don’t how old i was and ever since then i have hundreds of books all about them i study i go to camps but i wanted everybody  to know what i know so……i started this it may not seem like a lot but if you stayed tuned you will learn i have achieved a lot.

my name is Alexandera  ( although i am normally called Ally)  i am 9 years old  and i live in Didsbury AB Canada

i do not have a farm( sadly:(   )

markings

 

 

almost all horses have markings(and almost all markings are white)as horses use these for identification, these are carefully noted by the breed   societies. many breed societies lay down strict regulations on the amount of white a horse may carry to be eligible registration.                                                                                                                                                                    facial marking:                                                                                                star:  a small white mark in the middle of the forehead, sort of shaped like a star, many people think it looks like diamondstarmarkinghorse1 stripe: a narrow white line extending down the front of the face.stripephotohorsemarking2blaze: a wide line extending down the middle( starting at the forehead and going to the upper lip) blaze03 white face: similar to a blaze but covering almost the whole face.                                                                                                                                                           whitefacehorsemarkings04 snip: this is like a dot(but can come in any shape) in between the nostrils. white nostril: similar to the snip but usually larger. it is also in  between the nostril.whitenose06 white muzzle: completely white muzzle!                                                  whitemuzzlehorse07

colors:

Chestnut: it is a reddish color and no black points as you see in the picture there can be markings. There are different kinds of chestnut like bright chestnut

Chestnut horse

Black: this horse  must be a definite black with absolutely no trace of brown. the body of the horse is completely black( except for any markings on the face and\or legs). there can be white markings on the face and or the legs.

Black horse

Brown: the body is a mixture of black and brown hair, with  dark brown mane and tail.

brown horse

Gray: their skin is dark grey  and there coat has black and white hairs. gray horses are born dark and do lighten with age. there are different kinds of gray: light gray which appears white, flea bitten which is when a white coat has dark specks like freckles like in the picture, iron which is a very dark gray coat; and dappled, has dark rings on a gray coat.

gray horse

Cream: the skin  is pale white, and the coat coloring also a cream color, with the mane and tail a cream also.  it is possible to have( but quite rare)  white leg and face markings.

cream horse

Skewbald: this horse as patches colored white and can be any color except black. the skin pigment color under the white hairs is pink and the mane and tail are actually two colors the mane is the same color as the neck ( meaning it is black where black and white where white on the neck)  and the tail  can be black and white( as shone in the picture) or very dark brown.

skewbald horse