Horse 马 (mǎ)

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Final Assignment

Hello everyone, my name is Aiden Chan and I am a fourth year general biology major born in the year of the horse. I am Chinese, and I was raised under the assumption that Horse and Dragon are both symbols of Yang. Today, I am choosing to talk about how my animal relates to climate change. My major is pretty ecology focused, but I haven't yet had the chance to explore land-based effects of climate change, only marine ones. So, diving into equine territory was rather new to me.


Hi everyone! My name is Kane Wan, and I am a third year student here studying business economics and film, television, and digital media. My zodiac sign is a horse and it has a very interesting relationship with the dragon, which is this year’s zodiac sign. The Horse is known for being energetic, independent, and adventurous, and people born in the Year of the Horse are often seen as hardworking and intelligent. We value freedom and may have a strong desire for exploration and new experiences.

Horse, Sheep, Monkey

I would like to focus on the horse for this entry instead of giving general information about all other animals. I would like to compare two very similar nations with almost identical cultures, shared pasts and ancestries. These two nations are Tatars, currently an autonomous republic in Russian Federation, and Turks, of Republic of Turkey in Asia Minor. These two Turkic nations have been the part of the same empires for decades. They share most of the traditions, both are majority Muslim countries.

Super Horse

Horse breeding has allowed for mankind to pick and choose the strongest, fastest, most endurable and not to mention the most beautiful horses of the bloodline. As we saw in class, animal cloning is not something new and has been achieved in monkeys, sheep, and more relevant to this post, horses. Cloning of the best horses has been done. In the horse-racing world this was at first seen as an unfair advantage, but it soon came to light that genetics alone are not enough to win a race or be the best.

The Beauty of Horses

EAT, Equine Assisted Therapy, is a treatment that uses equine activities to help people who struggle with autism, trauma, behavioral issues, ADD, depression, and other mental health issues. I have always loved horses. Growing up I felt a strong, unexplainable connection to them, similar to the way I feel about dogs. I didn’t know at the time that they were therapeutic animals, but I felt it. I use to work with special needs kids and I used to take one of them to EAT sessions in Will Rodgers State Park.

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