'Horse Protection Day' - 1st March 🐴


"Horses lend us the wings we lack."

Pam Brown


"A horse gallops with his lungs, Perseveres with his heart, And wins with his character."

Tesio




Begin the session by asking members who has ridden a horse, or owned one?

Who has been pony trekking? What about riding a donkey on the beach as a child?

Who places a bet on ‘The Grand National’? Has anyone had a win?


What are the best things about horses - their grace, speed, intelligence etc.


Think about working horses - cavalry horses, pit ponies, racing horses etc.



IDIOMS

Next, complete these well known phrases together …


You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it DRINK

Back in the saddle AGAIN

Champing at the BIT

Like flogging a dead HORSE

Don’t look a gift horse in the MOUTH

Don’t shut the stable door after the horse has BOLTED

As stubborn as a MULE

Getting a leg UP

Get off your high HORSE

Horses for COURSES

Jump on the BANDWAGON

Sowing wild OATS

Don’t put the cart before the HORSE

A nod is as good as a wink to a BLIND HORSE

Hold your HORSES!

Put out to PASTURE

Well GROOMED

Back the wrong HORSE

Donkey's YEARS

On the home STRETCH

Wild horses couldn't drag me AWAY

One trick PONY

Talk the hind legs off a DONKEY




REMINISCENCE

Enjoy this first song together …


‘On White Horses’, Jacky - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtCNbERKvMs


Who used to watch this TV show, when in younger years?



QUIZ


ROUND 1. Famous Horses


1. What was the name of Dick Turpin's horse?


2. What was the name of The Lone Ranger's horse?

Name his American Indian friend?


3. What was the name of Zorro's horse?


'Black Beauty' TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u5NgC4lZ8s&t=8s


4. Which bank uses a black horse as its logo?


5. What was the name of this talking American TV horse?


6. What was the name of the horse in the 1944 movie 'National Velvet'?

Name the child actress?


7. What was the name of Robin Hood's horse? (Trick question)

Which actor is playing him here?


Here is the TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbyYr6L5xQM


8. What was the name of Gene Audrey's horse?


Here is the TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMdVuiac27U


9. What was the name of Roy Rogers's horse?


10. Name this 'Grand National' winning horse, who was kidnapped in 1983?


SONG. 'Rhinestone Cowboy', Glen Campbell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kAU3B9Pi_U


11. What was the name of his other big hit, about him being a lineman for the county?




ROUND 2. TV & Movies


12. Name the 1937 movie & the brothers?


13. Name the 1959 movie & the actor?


14. Name the 1967 movie & the actor?


15. Name the 1969 movie & the actor?

Clue: "Get off your horse and drink your milk."


16. Name the cigarette brand being advertised here?


17. Name the 2000 movie & the actor?


18. What was the name of the horse in 'Steptoe And Son'?


19. Name this TV series about a farm?


Here is the TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVo7BFss8Vc


20. Which book, written by James Herriot, was this TV series based on?


21. What was the name of the family in 'Only Fools And Horses'?


SONG. 'Deadwood Stage', 'Calamity Jane' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_xmujSyxkU


22. Who starred in this 1953 movie?




ROUND 4. Famous Horse Riders


23. Name this medal winning equestrian from Yorkshire?


24. Name this tax avoiding jockey?


25. Name this jockey, about whom a movie was made in 1984 about his recovery from cancer?


26. Name this horse whisperer?


27. Name this sheriff actor?


28. Name this actor?


29. Name this Olympian royal?


30. And her daughter?


31. And her mother?


SONG. 'Stand And Deliver', Adam And The Ants - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B2a6l6wM2k


32. What was their other royalty related number 1 UK hit?




ROUND 4. Horse Paraphernalia


33. Name the foot hold and the metal disk?


34. Name the rope?


35. Name the headgear?


36. Name the place where horses are kept?


37. Name the footwear?

(Has anyone got one on their door for good luck?)


38. Name these seats?


Song. 'Back In The Sale Again', Gene Autry - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5F-O_19lSI


SONG. 'I Know An Old Lady', Burl Ives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZnLxqUyFK8


39. What happens to the old lady when she swallows a horse?


SONG. 'A Horse With No Name', America - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocLCLMZO6dc


40. According to Google, what are the ten most popular male horse names. See how many you can guess.


FACTOID. Did anyone get to see the stage production 'War Horse' (or the movie)?

It is estimated 18 million horses, mules and donkeys died in the First World War, many of them from the extreme conditions they were kept in!


FACTOID. In 1878 the RSPCA calculated that there were over 200,000 horses at work in British mines.


FACTOID. The number of horses in training to race in the UK is 23,500 in any year.


FACTOID. Horses live 25-30 years.




FINAL SONGS


I wasn't sure whether or not to include this, but it a great song and was a big hit in 1976.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3GM0GM4fW4



Or there's this ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXQVSTfhoRo



Or this ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQTHB4jM-KQ



And finally my favourite ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B62EO0rqRcM




PRACTICAL ACTIVITY


You could have a go at drawing or modelling horses?


Or you could make Origami horses. There are some good guides on YouTube.

Here's one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiQnNIIIDbc



Better still, you could make arrangements to pet some horses or donkeys at your local community farm.




TIME FOR SOME ANSWERS


1. Black Bess


2. Silver / Tonto


3. Tornado


4. Lloyds TSB


5. Mr Ed


6. Pie / Elizabeth Taylor


7. Through The Glen / Errol Flynn


8. Champion


9. Trigger


10. Red Rum


11. Wichita Linesman


12. A Day At The Races / Marx Brothers (Harpo, Groucho & Chico pictured)


13. Ben Hur / Charlton Heston


14. Dr Doolittle / Rex Harrison


15. True Grit / John Wayne


16. Marlboro


17. Gladiator / Russell Crowe


18. Hercules


19. Follyfoot Farm


20. It Shouldn't Happen To A Vet


21. Trotters


22. Doris Day


23. Harvey Smith


24. Lester Piggott


25. Bob Champion


26. Robert Redford


27. Clint Eastwood


28. Kevin Costner


29. Princess Anne


30. Zara Phillips


31. HRH Queen Elizabeth 11


32. Prince Charming


33. Stirrups & Spurs


34. Lassoo


35. Bridle


36. Stables


37. Horseshoes


38. Saddles


39. She died


40. Jack, Charlie, Billy, Harry, Bailey, Alfie, George, Murphy, Bobby and Paddy are the ten most popular male horse names



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