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Horses: Glossary

A

acrobatics
Physical tricks
affection
Friendliness or care
aggressive
Forceful, violent or hostile

B

breed
Animals with common ancestors that have specific traits

C

colt
young male horse up to four years of age
Conestoga
A type of wagon used in the 1800s

D

domesticated
any animal that does not provide its own food, is cared for by humans
dominant
In charge, powerful

E

evidence
A body of facts that prove something

F

feral
wild animals descended from domesticated animals
filly
young female horse up to four years of age
foal
Baby horse

G

governed
To be in charge of
grazed
To eat grass and plants from the ground

H

habitats
Places where an animal lives
hands
unit for measuring a horse's height, equal to four inches

I

instinctively
Knows without being taught
isolated
left alone, without companionship

L

land bridges
Connection between two land masses - sometimes created by ice

M

mares
Female horses
migrating
When an animal moves from one habitat area to another - sometimes a seasonal activity
mimic
copy

O

offspring
Babies or children
oxen
Plural of ox - large animals similar to a cow

P

pioneers
People who traveled the Oregon Trail in the 1800s
prairies
grassland in the middle portion of the United States
predators
Animals that hunt other animals for food

S

species
a classification of living things having similar attributes, that can have offspring of the same species
stallion
Male horses

U

ungulate
Mammals with hooves

W

withers
the place on a horse where the neck meets the back

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