Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Horses and Zebras

This week for writing we got 3 choices. I chose to write a compare and contrast essay. We had to chose 2 animals. I choose horses and zebras. It was very fun writing the essay. 
It took me a long time finding all the information. Here is the Success Criteria

  • Uses scientific vocabulary
  • Revised and edited
  • Accurate paragraphs with subheadings
  • Essay structure followed
  • No personal pronouns
  • Factual
  • Detailed ideas
  • Sentences- different lengths and beginnings

Here is my writing.

Comparing Horses and Zebras.

Well, apart from the size and stripes on zebras there are numerous amount of features the horse and zebra have in common. They also have some very unique qualities. Here is an essay all about their differences and similarities.

Similarities,

Horses and zebras have the same paces. They both walk, trot, canter and gallop. In their everyday life they on walk and trot but when they are being hunted or in work they do have to do much faster moving paces.

Both horses and zebras live in herds. They live in herd with a leader that take the herd to safe places and defended the herd for predators. In their herds they have a mixture of male and female horses/zebras. The leader in the herd is usually a female horse/zebra, but the one who fights to protect their herd is the male/horse/zebra.

Zebras and horses are both herbivores. That means they don’t eat any meat. They only eat grasses, leaves and any grass like things in african desserts. Horses and zebras that are tamed sometimes eat hard feed.


The Horse,
Horses have manes and tails. There mane is horse hair on their neck. There mane comes down over their neck. Horses mane can be plaited, curled and have lots of other things done to their manes. Tails are long and tidy. At the top of the horse's tail the is a bone. That bone is the end of their spine.

Unlike zebras, horses are made to be ridden. They have a wither which holds the saddle in place. The wither is at the end of the horse's neck. It’s like a little bump. Horses can do lots of stuff being ridden and on the ground. When the are being ridden the can play games, do jumping, dressage, go on hack which is going on long rides in the countryside and lots of other things. When doing ground work the get taught manners, tricks and lots of other stuff.
There are over 350 different horse breeds in the world. Horses can be found anywhere in the world. Some horses are wild and roam the countryside and some are tamed and have owners. One wild breed in New Zealand is the Kaimanawas. They run free on the countrysides of New Zealand. There are also musters to tame the Kaimanawas. Here are some breeds of horses all around the world. Welsh ponies, Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods, Shetland ponies and heaps more.

Zebras,
Zebras have excellent hearing. They have large rounded ears. Zebras are wild so they have great use for their hearing. They use their hearing to listen for predators so they don’t get hunted. Zebras can hear up to 1 kilometer.

They are normally found in Africa. Zebras usually live on plains. Different breeds of zebras are found in different places. Zebras can also be found in zoos all around the world. Most zebras are wild.

The zebras is not made to be ridden. They aren’t made to be ridden because they don’t have a wither. A wither is a little bump between the neck and they're back. The wither holds the saddle in place so if they don’t have a wither they can’t be ridden.

Conclusion,

Horses and zebras have a lot in common but they also have heaps of difference.

I hope you liked my writing. Please leave a comment!

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