Horsey science fair projects? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 27 Old 10-01-2008, 04:24 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6,004
• Horses: 0
There are some really good websites about a horse's field of vision. I think that the vision of a horse would make a great science project. Especially since what a horse sees isn't transferred to the other side of it's body.

The charts could be very colorful, You can put pictures of up close horse eyes.

I'm trying to picture the finished product and what not. Are you going to use the tri-folded cardboard thingys for your project? I think that you could find some really neat info on this and it would be fairly simple yet really informative since a lot of people don't understand how a horse sees things.

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20








Dumas'_Grrrl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 27 Old 10-01-2008, 05:08 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: on my horse
Posts: 356
• Horses: 1
you said something with training....thast a tough one i dont know lol maybe something with the different ways horses react to people movements like if one movement means something offensive to them and another doesnt not sure if that made sense but yea lol

the heart rate actually sounds really cool lol

Our horses know our secrets; we braid our tears into their manes and whisper our hopes into their ears.
Truly War Paint-Arabian,QH,TB,Paint,Barb-Diablo
horsey*kisses is offline  
post #13 of 27 Old 10-01-2008, 06:21 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,023
• Horses: 5
The first thing I thought of when I read your first thing is maybe something about how much bigger their lungs are than ours..like how much air they can hold. Not sure how you'd do it exactly but that seemed kinda cool to me..like you could measure it at different gates - like the heart rate thing.. but then after reading the rest I'm not so sure this is the direction you want to go in. Otherwise...maybe how long it takes to teach a horse certain things. Maybe try and teach him a few different things working on each for 10 minutes at a time and see which one takes the longest to teach.
OR see what works better for teaching the horse..treats as rewards vs release of pressure/praising as a reward...

TM Tardy's Chick "Hunter" - 13 yo Paint
Remmy - 18 yo Morgan/QH cross
Gunner 3/31/11, Heidi 7/2009 Miniature Sicilian donkey
RusticWildFire is offline  
post #14 of 27 Old 10-01-2008, 06:36 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,138
• Horses: 3
A girl I boarded with once did a 30 or 60 day study to see which supplement made a horse's coat shinier, corn oil, flax oil, rice bran, or one of the "coat supplements" you can buy. She took before pictures and then pictures every week. She bathed each horse with the same shampoo before each photo, and each horse was the same color and about the same kind of coat. It was actually pretty interesting! The Flax Oil worked the best in her "study".
luvs2ride1979 is offline  
post #15 of 27 Old 10-01-2008, 06:39 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,138
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by amightytarzan5
I like these ideas y'all! Do you think that measuring the heart rate of a horse and a pony at the different gaits would be cool? It was just something I came up with after seeing a picture.
You could do that to measure a horse's fitness level. Hypothesize that a horse that had a lower body condition score (and you could bring the Heneke scale into it) will have a lower heart rate and a quicker recover than a horse with a higher score. You would need to do the same exercise for each horse, and use at least 4 horses in your test. In the results, include the whole horse profile including age, height, weight, breed, condition score, diet, and normal activity level.
luvs2ride1979 is offline  
post #16 of 27 Old 10-02-2008, 11:49 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Eldred, PA
Posts: 108
• Horses: 2
I once did a science project about how dirty a horses mouth is. All I did was swab a horse kept at pasture, a horse kept in the barn, and me as a control, then made knox gelatin and swabbed it. kept it in a dark place and counted bacteria colonies every week.

On the first day god created horses on the second day he painted the good ones
HrsGrl323 is offline  
post #17 of 27 Old 10-04-2008, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 747
• Horses: 1
Thanks for all your ideas guys! I have decided. Actually, there are 3 that I'm contemplating.

1. The difference between a horse and pony's heart rate

2. Can horses distinguish color?

and

3. Which form of praise best motivates a horse to learn: food or love?

Y'all can tell me which one sounds the best. If you want to tell me something to tweak the experiment slightly, that's cool, but I'd like to choose between these three.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...orum/thing.png

Showjumping is like dressage with speed bumps!
amightytarzan5 is offline  
post #18 of 27 Old 10-04-2008, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 747
• Horses: 1
Thanks for all your ideas guys! I have decided. Actually, there are 3 that I'm contemplating.

1. The difference between a horse and pony's heart rate

2. Can horses distinguish color?

and

3. Which form of praise best motivates a horse to learn: food or love?

Y'all can tell me which one sounds the best. If you want to tell me something to tweak the experiment slightly, that's cool, but I'd like to choose between these three.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...orum/thing.png

Showjumping is like dressage with speed bumps!
amightytarzan5 is offline  
post #19 of 27 Old 10-04-2008, 08:31 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Wales
Posts: 1,128
• Horses: 0
Number one, absolutely, if you make your conclusion more than just 'horses have faster heartbeats'. You have to think about why and offer explanations and interpretations.

The second one is difficult to actually set up in any kind of reliable fashion and the third one would just have an evaluation made up of 'results are unreliable because ...'

If you believe everything you read, better not read.
Japanese Proverb
claireauriga is offline  
post #20 of 27 Old 10-04-2008, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 747
• Horses: 1
With all due respect, I'm not trying to make some huge scientific discovery here. I'm just trying to get a good grade. :)

I also have another idea: Does breed affect a horse's capacity to learn? Or something like that.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...orum/thing.png

Showjumping is like dressage with speed bumps!
amightytarzan5 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome