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There are more than 400 kinds of horses. They come in many different colors. Some horses have solid colors. Others have spots. Sometimes they even change colors over time. For example, gray horses are born with brown or black fur. The fur gets lighter as the horses get older.

Horses groom one another. That means they keep one another clean. Two horses stand side by side. They nibble on each other’s necks and backs. Mother horses groom their babies. Foals groom one another. Grooming helps horses relax and feel safe.

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Making Connections


Would you want to ride a horse? Describe what it might be like.


Have you read books about other mammals? How are horses similar to and different from those animals?


Why do you think some police officers use horses instead of cars?

Teacher Resources

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