Printable Horse Activities

Horse Activities

Horse enthusiasts can pass the time in any setting with fun, challenging horse activities. All you have to do is click on the image of each free, printable activity sheet to download and print it. If you run into trouble accessing the activity pages, consult this guide to printables.

Horse Code Activity

Do you enjoy cracking codes and funny joke? If so, test your skills to see if you can break the horseshoe code and decipher the answers to a few fun horse jokes! Kids ages five and up can match each symbol with its corresponding letter to complete four hilarious horse jokes. The entire worksheet should take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

Activity Directions

Follow these instructions to crack the code:

  1. Start with the first blank line. Look at the symbol above it then find that symbol in the horse code.
  2. Write the letter that corresponds with that symbol on the blank line.
  3. Repeat for all blank lines until you have a completed answer.
  4. Repeat these steps for all the jokes.

Extension Activities

Now that you've learned a new secret language, see how you can use it to communicate with others.

  • Make up your own horse code. Choose another horse-related image or combine several to create your own code. Draw your new symbol(s) next to the correct blank spaces for each joke answer.
  • Write your own jokes, then use the horse code to create a new challenge for a friend. He or she can use the horseshoe code provided to find the answer to your joke.
  • Send a picture of the code to a friend and see if you can communicate with each other using horse Code.

Horse Sudoku

Use your logic skills to place the horse-related images in their correct spots on each of the three blank sudoku-inspired grids in this printable. Kids ages six and up who love a challenge or teens or adults looking for a fun puzzle can likely complete these horse sudoku grids in 20 to 30 minutes each.

Activity Directions

The printable has three puzzles of varying difficulty levels. The three-by-three puzzle is the easiest, while the four-by-four and five-by-five grids present more of a challenge.

  1. Cut out the images provided on the last two pages of the printable.
  2. For each puzzle, set or glue the appropriate images into each square on the grid. Remember, each image can only appear once per row and once per column.
    1. For the easy puzzle, you'll only need the horseshoe, saddle, and horse images.
    2. For the medium puzzle, you'll only need the horseshoe, saddle, horse, and boot images.
    3. For the hard puzzle, you'll need all the images used for the other puzzles and the apples.

Extension Activities

Keep the fun going all day long when you use the activity sheet for other fun puzzles and challenges.

  • Instead of gluing the images onto the grids, set them in their spots so you can reuse the grid. Find and cut out other horse-related images to see if you can fit them into the puzzle too.
  • Get the most mileage from your printouts by using the blank grids to complete standard sudoku puzzles first. For the three-by-three grid you can use the numbers 1, 2, and 3 or the letters A, B, and C.
  • Challenge yourself to find as many correct solutions as possible since there can be more than one.
  • Use the grid to draw a picture of your favorite kind of horse. Print a photo and cut it to the same size as the entire grid. Draw the same size grid on your photo. Start drawing on a blank grid one square at a time by copying the matching square on your photo.

Equine Entertainment

Take your love of all things equine to the next level with challenging horse puzzles. Kids or families can entertain themselves or compete to see who is the ultimate horse puzzle expert.

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Printable Horse Activities