- Learn about world events through the perspective of the horses being used to pull carriages, fight in battles, etc.
- Find out which breeds were preferred by which groups of people and for what purpose.
- Introduce historical figures who used horses.
- Analyze socio-economic changes that affected what classes of people could afford a horse.
- Write short stories about horses being used in different epochs of world history. See Write a Short Story.
- Read books on horse behavior or how to raise one. See Reading.
- Submit an essay to a horse-related magazine. See Submit a Magazine Article.
- Use a horse’s diet to learn about calories, fat, vitamins, and nutrition.
- Discuss mating, reproduction, and nature vs. nurture.
- Study hereditary genetics and differences between various horse breeds.
- Teach about pigment and compare horse hair to human hair using a microscope.
- Compile population estimates of horses in different countries and chart them over time.
- Use a horse’s body to introduce concepts like mass, volume, and density.
- Calculate the amount of time it would take a horse to travel various distances.
Art and Creativity
- Provide modeling clay to create a sculpture of a horse. See Making Clay Models.
- Introduce graphic design in order to animate a galloping horse.
- Encourage roleplaying by providing broomstick horses, costumes, and other props.