I have never actually jumped a horse. This is the basics on how you position yourself when jumping on horseback;
I have seen lots of horses roaming around in huge meadows who spend all day grazing. Horses eat small amounts of the same kind of food all day long. Sometimes I just see horses standing lazily like statues while they doze off. Or when my family drives by a small herd of horses, they are either standing like statues with their heads over each other’s backs, laying out on their sides as if they were dead, or grazing slowly. In a different pasture I see other horses (usually with their new born foals) galloping as a herd or grazing as well. Some of these horses that live in herds of huge pastures are partly wild, but most of them are herded back in at night and are often mixed up with cattle.
Horses can sleep standing up or lying down. Most horses usually sleep standing because they are ‘prey’ animals and it’s easier to get away from the danger of predators if standing rather than laying down. Horses can relax their muscles while standing without falling over when sleeping. A lot of the time you can find a horse dozing with one of their hind legs cocked, this means they are relaxed. It is really amazing that horses don’t actually ‘sleep’ as often as you might think they do. They ‘sleep' about two and a half hours in a 24-hour period. They have to lay down to fall into a real sleep.
I drew this from a picture my grandpa took of a walk he had in France near his house. Of course there wasn't Little Red Riding Hood in the photo but there could be a big bad wolf lurking somewhere in those woods. Here is the picture he took:
I have never made a pinkish/purple sky at night but this worked out better than I thought! I actually was looking at my brother's picture he took at night of a pink night, it also had a river and a farm next to it. The river in his picture was the Sacramento river that is next to our house, his picture he took is really similar to my drawing.
A horse blanket (or rug) is a blanket that covers a horse from the rump to the chest. Some blankets have an additional neck and head cover including leg coverings. This blanket is to keep the cold out and even sometimes to keep the hair short. The blanket is basically their winter coat. The blanket is sometimes kept on the horse all winter to prevent their natural winter haired coat from growing so shedding their hair won't be such a problem in the summer. But without a winter haired coat or a blanket a horse could become really ill.
Another kind of blanket is called a 'saddle blanket'. This saddle blanket is much smaller and goes between the horse's back and the saddle. The blanket is to prevent the horse's sweat from touching the leather saddle. The saddle straight on the back could make bad rashes or other things like that. Also the blanket keeps the saddle still and in place when riding; it's much more comforting to the horse to have a blanket between than the saddle straight on his back because it's softer.