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Describe the differences between an English saddle and a Western saddle.

Dr. Dawn Sherwood will give a tour of the OSU Horse Center. Please watch the video and answer the following questions:

General Management
What is the purpose of the OSU Horse Center? What types of research projects are conducted at this facility?
How many horses does OSU house?
Why are horses brought into the barn and placed in stalls at night?

Tack History and Identification
When was the first saddle developed?
Describe the differences between an English saddle and a Western saddle.
Name two types of bits.
What determines the type of bit used (in either English or Western disciplines)?

Nutrition
What type of feed is the basis of the diet for the horses at OSU? Why are certain horses given alfalfa hay?
Name three reasons why a horse will be fed grain. Additionally, name three specific types of grain diets that may be provided.

Breeds and Colors
Name two breeds shown in the video.
Name three types of color patterns described in the video.
What is a ‘warmblood’? What types of events are they used for?

Tools
Name three types of tools that can be used when caring for horses and explain their purpose or function.

What is the purpose of a horseshoe?

Body Condition Scoring
The scale for body condition scoring is 1-9. What does a score of 1 mean? What does a score of 9 mean? What is the ideal body condition score?
Name three locations where you would evaluate for body condition.

Horse Gaits
Name a four beat gait. Describe what happens with the feet during this particular gait.
A two beat gait will be demonstrated. What is this gait called (for both English and Western)? Describe what is happening with the horse’s feet during this type of gait.
A three beat gait is also demonstrated. What is this gait called (for both English and Western)? Describe what is happening with the horse’s feet during this type of gait.


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