Essay On Horse
Just like an elephant or a camel, the horse is also a useful animal. It is called ‘Ashwa’ in Sanskrit. Horses are very powerful animals. That is the reason why the electric power of any motor is measured in terms of horsepower. According to mythological stories, the horse was one of the fourteen precious stones that resulted from the churning of the sea. We have also heard historical stories that illustrate the loyalty of horses. The Chetak of Maharana Pratap, the horse of Rani Laxmi Bai are just to name a few.
Horses are used for riding, transportation and in hilly regions for carrying loads from one place to another. In ancient times, horses were a major part of the king’s army because they can run very fast. Even today, horses are used during wars. They were also used to run chariots. We still use horses for the bridegroom, when he is made to sit on the horse before arriving at the pavilion. Horse racing is one of the most popular sports. Huge amounts of money are invested in such races.
The horse is a very clever and loyal animal. It understands instructions easily and so it can be trained to perform various activities. The Indian Police force and Indian Army is well equipped with the best quality horses. Usually, a horseshoe is fixed on the hoof of the horses to protect them from injuries. There are many different breeds of horses. The Arabic horses
are supposed to be the best amongst them. Horses can be of different colors. The usual diet of a horse consists of grass and Bengal gram. It is a true friend of man.