Equine Teacher Resources

A horse is an equine, of course, of course, part of the class of mammals that includes donkeys and zebras in their family and genus. A good pace to begin a study of equines is by checking out Lesson Planet’s collection of resources.

This video will help young biologists build an understanding of classification, the method biologists use to categorize organisms by kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. A Powerpoint Presentation gives learners an understanding of how zoologists determine that horses, donkeys, and zebras, while of the same family and genus, are not part of the same species. Introduce primary graders to classification with this worksheet.  

Our reviewed lesson plans and unit plans offer learners an opportunity to research the evolution of these magnificent animals and trace their history in America, while worksheets help readers hone their reading comprehension skills. Activities designed for primary graders provide youngsters with hands-on opportunities to learn about the history of horses and their breeds. Students can also use the resources in our collection to find information about the care of their equines and about occupations in the industry.

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Sacred Stories of Native Americans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A Native America in the Classroom collection provides six videos and support materials about indigenous peoples who lived throughout North, Central, and South America. Young historians are introduced to Incan and Hopi origin stories, a...
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Introduction to the Equine Industry

For Students 9th - 12th
You have to have good horse sense to work in the equine industry. Before considering a job working with horses, why not find out how to classify them, buy and sell them, and how they can function as an economic enterprise? 
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Elmo's World: Horses

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Elmo as a horse? Yes, Dorothy the fish imagines Elmo as a cow horse, police horse, and a show horse.
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Elmo's World: Riding A Horse

For Teachers Pre-K - K
This documentary style clip depicts how one boy rides his horse. This boy is blind but rides his horse the same as everybody else. This is a good video to show how a person with Social Studies overcomes their challenges.
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For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Through the use of books and role play, younsters discover many interesting things about horses. After a show-and-tell session where you share pictures and stories about horses, kids get to pretend to actually be a horse! They walk in a...
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A Horse of a Different Color

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Elementary schoolers explore the wide variety of horse coat colors and reproduce an existing color as well a create their own horse coat color. There are two fine worksheets embedded in this plan that learners use to crete these coat...
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All You Need to Know about Horses

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Whether you're teaching a group of equestrians, a 4-H club, or an agricultural science class, you'll need to cover basic horse terminology. Horse care, breeds, anatomy, and markings are defined and exemplified through full color...
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Dress Up a Horse

For Students 3rd - 7th
Walk, trot, gallop! Young equestrians have an opportunity to learn all about horses with an engaging resource that lets them select tack to dress up a horse, create flip books that illustrate the various gates, have questions answered by...
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All About Horses

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Horses come in all shapes and sizes, but all belong to the same species. Young scholars explore the different traits and connect the information to genetic modification. The interactive gives them the option to read about 18 different...
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It's a horse!

For Students K - 3rd
Color in the playful horse! Our youngest Spanish speakers will love developing basic animal vocabulary with this fun sheet. Consider having them write some Spanish adjectives down to describe their horse. 
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Wild Horses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What a terrific resource! This presentation focuses on wild horses and what should be done about them. While the questions found in the presentation focus on grammar and comprehension, this set of slides could do so much more. Learners...
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How Horses Took Over North America (Twice)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Should horses be considered native to North America? PBS Eons presents the fossil record to answer this question. the video starts with the evolution of animals that eventually led to the family scientists now know includes horses. Then,...
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Mythical Horses: Crash Course World Mythology #37

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Horses have been instrumental to human cultures, so it's no wonder they are so abundant in mythology. Scholars explore the topic in the 37th of 41 videos in the Crash Course World Mythology series. Learners meet the mythical horses...
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Horse Science ~ Digestive Physiology of the Horse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Everything you ever wanted to know about the digestive system of a horse is presented in this set of slides. Basic anatomy, factors that affect digestion, and the rate of the passage of food are all included. This may be useful to your...
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War Horse: Novel Study

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Some war heroes have four legs. War Horse tells of a courageous foal taken from his farm and sent into war. Joey, the foal, loves and touches the lives of many soldiers. However, his heart is still with his boy back on the farm. Scholars...
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Equine Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that horses have two sets of teeth?  There is much to learn about horses, of course, and those interested in equine science will learn much from a 10-lesson agricultural science course that covers not only equine dental and...
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The Comanche and the Horse

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There was a time when the Comanche controlled an empire in North America, and the heart and soul of that empire was the horse. Scholars use the installment of the larger Native American Sacred Stories series to explore how the Spanish...
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Ag Adventure Lesson Plan: Hands High, Live Horses & Pony Express

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
What's the difference between a pony and miniature horse? Young farmers explore this and other horse-related questions as they learn all about the history of horse management, measurement, and breeds. They learn about using hands to...
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Building a Horse with Shapes

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students create horse sculptures. In this building a horse activity, students identify the parts of a horse and its characteristics. Students use Legos or other materials to create a three-dimensional horse sculpture.
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Wild Horses of the Outer Banks

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore animal habitats.  In this cross curriculum animal survival and writing lesson, students view a website about wild horses on Shackelford Island and discuss ways in which the horses have changed to this environment. ...
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Horse Character: Ceramics Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Animals oftentimes elicit various characteristics which make them symbolic or representative of human feeling, action, or emotion. The class creates horse characters out of clay to show character action and symbolism. This is a great...
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The Little Blue Horse

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners explore independent reading strategies. They make self-to-text connections prior to and during the reading of The Little Blue Horse. Everyone answers comprehension questions orally after reading.
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Horse Sculpture (or animal of choice)

For Teachers 6th - 9th
After a discussion on horse in art and a presentation on safety techniques using materials, students construct a horse sculpture (or other animal of their choice) from sticks and natural fibers.
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Community Video and Brochure about Horse Therapy

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students research basic information about horses, horse care and horse therapy effects on humans. They identify what horses need to be healthy and research needed supplies and funds. Students work in groups to prepare an educational...

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