We’ve been so immersed in our 1900′s history studies, that Charles Russell took a bit of a back seat this month. We did find the time to practice a little horse drawing, though. Enjoy the resources below!
About Charles Russell
Paintings We’re Studying
Round-up on the Musselshell
How to Draw a Horse
My horse crazy daughter is already influencing her two-year-old brother. He asks at least once a day…
Thithy (Sissy) can we go see your Candoo White Wady (Candlelight Lady)?
Of course, Mahayla obliges and now I’m afraid we have more than one harse crazy kid in the family!
We live in Central KY – what’s often called the ”Horse Capital of the World”. We’re surrounded by beautiful horse farms and have the priviledge of living near the Kentucky Horse Park. With so much horse business going on in the area, there are two premier equine hospitals within easy driving distance. Lucky for us, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital agreed to give us a tour of their amazing facilities. Horses that are worth millions have state-of-the-art hospitals with every just about everything you might expect in a hospital for people – surgery suites, recovery rooms, MRI machines, laboratories, pharmacies….
Here are just a few pictures from our day.
Doctors, nurses, interns and visiting vet students preparing for an emergency colic surgery. All the surgery suites have viewing windows. Since colic surgery is one of their messiest, they closed the blinds once the cutting began.
A doctor, ultrasound technician, horse hand and owner are looking at an ultrasound of this horse’s throat.
The x-ray reading room.
A healing horse.
The farrier’s shop where custom horse shoes and such are made.
If you’re interested, they have an online tour here. This really was an amazing trip!
We just finished a wonderful lapbooking unit on horses! Back when Eli was only a month old, we did our very first lapbook on snow. Although it was fun and a great learning experience, I didn’t put much effort or planning into it. This time, I took time to plan and – wow, what a great unit it’s been. The kids have learned SO MUCH and have a beautiful keepsake of their work to remind them of our time spent.
I used the lapbooking unit from Hands of a Child and added some of my own assignments as well, especially for Mahayla. Her added work included a circle story about a horse, a horse report, taking/saving/printing pictures of horses, a checklist of horse care skills learned, a log of horse books read and songs learned, a map of horses around the world, drawing horses, a visit to a tack shop and horse farm, completing a crossword of breeds, and creating a horse comic strip. Caleb did some of these things, too. There were some of the activities we didn’t do from the Hands of a Child unit because I preferred to have the kids learn a few of the things in different ways. The lapbook books can get a little tedious, so I spiced things up a bit.
Here are the covers. Mahayla’s is a picture she drew. Caleb’s is a dot-to-dot he colored.
Here are the back covers – a world map.
Here is Caleb’s – two folders put together. In the first. I’m holding up a story he narrated that we stapled at the top. In the second, I’m holding up a Draw Write Now horse picture he drew.
Here is Mahayla’s. Hers is three folders put together. The second picture shows an animal report and a drawing stapled at the top. There are lapbook activities underneath. The fourth picture is the third back of a folder.