HORSEBACK RIDING WITH FRIENDS AT SUNSET RANCH
My friend Parker and I love horses so we were very excited to spend a couple hours at Sunset Ranch in the Hollywood hills. All the animals were amazing. We even saw a few peacocks when we arrived!
My horse’s name was Simona, and Parker’s was Tonto. They were both pretty small horses, but super strong.
Here is one of the horses, waiting to be chosen.I wonder if the horse was as excited as we were!
Here we are, riding with our group, on the dirt trail. The famous Hollywood sign was behind us.
The horses have to keep their “shoes” clean, so Sunset Ranch makes sure that happens. Here is a ranch hand helping out.
Parker and I met a lot of new friends, some humans, some not.
Goodbye, Sunset Ranch! We can’t wait to see you again, soon.
Wanna know more about horses? We found these interesting facts on KIDS FUN FACTS:
Fun Fact 1
Out of all earth’s land animals, the horse has the biggest eyes
Fun Fact 2
There are over 75 million horses in the world
Fun Fact 3
A typical horse only sleeps between 2.5 – 3 hours per day, and they generally sleep longer in the summer than in the winter
Fun Fact 4
Horse hooves are made from the same protein that fingernails and human hair are made from
Fun Fact 5
The oldest horse was a barge horse from England, his name was Billy and he lived to be 62 years old
Fun Fact 6
Horses’ teeth take up more space in their head than their brain
Fun Fact 7
The smallest horse in the world is only 14 inches tall. His name is Einstein and he was born in New Hampshire, USA
Fun Fact 8
Generally, the Horse has a better memory than the elephant does, although evidence suggests that elephants have a longer memory span
Fun Fact 9
The difference between a horse and a pony is that ponies have bigger heads, stockier legs and are smaller than the size of a horse; they are less than 14.3 hands (1.5m)
Fun Fact 10
The life span of a horse is generally 20 to 25 years
READ MORE HORSE FACTS AT KID FUN FACTS.
p.s. We are working on a future post on Animal Rescue charities and non-profits like The Gentle Barn and Good Direction Farm. If you know of any organizations like these that you think deserve to be highlighted, please leave a comment below.