Big Horse, Little Horse… Zorse! Huh?! ~ FREE Article for Kids

Horse / Zebra / Donkey Article for kids; free printable

In this FREE updated article that I designed for our kids, they get to peek into the Guinness World Records’ photo shoot between Radar, then the world’s tallest living horse, and Thumbelina, the world’s smallest living horse. They will also meet Eclyse, a beautiful zorse – huh?! – zebra-horse hybrid. Her story goes like this…

Her Mom, Eclipse, is a horse. She went on a holiday and shared a nice little paddock with some other horses… oh AND… a zebra called Ulysses.

Eclyse was the stunning little surprise that was born later.  :o

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DID YOU KNOW:  Horses, zebras, and donkeys can all interbreed, because they all descended from the same original ‘horse KIND’.

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HORSE ~ ARTICLE FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

My FREE articles for our kids are all about putting God at the centre of each package. Make this article your own ~ just add a photo of Radar, Thumbelina and Eclyse. You will find photo suggestions below. And this easy how-to tutorial will show you how to add them. Add some FREE horse-KIND colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids to make your package a party.

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Horse / Zebra / Donkey Article for kids; free printable

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Just print and send the article for your sponsored child; or you can also upload it as a normal photo if you write to them online. If this article is for your own children or home school students, you may like to laminate it to keep it looking nice and put it in a binder with some FREE Horse-KIND colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas to make your own DIY Activity Book. Let them have fun choosing their own pages to put in it, while absorbing an incredibly important message of how amazing our Creator is. He didn’t need TIME to make these incredible animals. He just needed TALENT.

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OTHER LANGUAGES

This article is also available in French. It can also be sent to other non-English speaking children, but if you wish you may like to include the article text (scroll down) within the body of your letter to make sure it gets translated, prefaced by something like, “This time I want to tell you about…”. Simply scroll down to the bottom of this post where you are welcome to ‘copy and paste’ any of my text. Add an update about your family, some hugs and kisses and that’s your letter done.

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ARTICLE TEXT

BIG HORSE, LITTLE HORSE… ZORSE!

This photo was taken in 2006 for the Guinness World Records, when Radar—then the world’s tallest living horse—met Thumbelina—the world’s smallest living horse. Radar stood 202cm (6 feet 7.5 inches) from hoof to shoulder. Thumbelina’s only about the size of a small dog!

….huh???!!! What on earth is that??!!!!

It’s a zorse! Meet Eclyse! She is a zebra-horse. Her story goes like this… Her Mum, Eclipse, is a horse. She went on a holiday and shared a nice little paddock with some other horses… AND a zebra called Ulysses! Eclyse was the stunning little surprise that was born later! She looks as though she’s been painted by a clever artist, but her markings are real. She’s just beautiful, isn’t she?

Did you know: Horses, zebras, and donkeys can all interbreed, because they all descended from the same original ‘horse KIND’—as beautifully demonstrated by Eclyse. If any of them were to have a baby, we know it would not be a giraffe or a cow. It would still be of the horse KIND. There is also a great variation of sizes built into God’s original design—just ask Radar and Thumbelina. Did you know that the oldest horse fossil that has been found looked exactly like… a horse! This means that Noah only needed 2 equines (or horse-KINDS) to put on the ark – one male and one female. All the horses, donkeys, zebras alive today would have descended from them. Hmmm… I wonder what those original ancestors looked like? At least one of them must have had stripes, because although zebra offspring can lose stripes in just a few generations; horse offspring cannot gain stripes. Once the genetic information is lost, it is lost forever—unless a striped equine is re-introduced back into the population, as what happened with Eclyse.

God created everything in the very first week of history, when the world was made. Have a look in your Bible – in Genesis chapter 1 – and see if you can work out what day He created horses and all the other animals that live on land. God created so many wonderful things for us to care for and enjoy. Things that are beautiful…. intricate… mysterious… perfect. To teach us about Him. To show us how wonderful, magnificent, wise and powerful He is. So that we will worship Him! Jesus! God the Creator!

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Information from: creation.com – a fabulous site with lots of scientific information from a Biblical perspective. Got pesky questions about science and God? This is the place you will find real answers. Like this web site, it is all about reinforcing the authority of Scripture and giving glory to God as designer. Remember, God says what He means and means what He says. We CAN and MUST take His Word seriously. If He meant something else, He would have said something else.

…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

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UPDATE 2018: Thumbelina still holds this Guinness World record. She even has her own website with millions of adoring fans. However Radar has since been ousted and a gentle giant called Jake now holds the record. Check him out and you may like to include a photo of him for your sponsored child. At 6 feet 11 inches, he is enormous. I wonder if Thumbelina will get to meet Jake for a photo shoot sometime soon.  :)

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And when you write to your sponsored child, don’t forget to tell them about our awesome Creator who designed Radar, Thumbelina and Eclyse…

Tell them about Jesus!

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2 thoughts on “Big Horse, Little Horse… Zorse! Huh?! ~ FREE Article for Kids

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