Horses in Spanish with Kids: Fun & Free Spanish Resources

In this post: Learn how to say horse in Spanish and more with these fun and free Spanish resources for kids. Post contains affiliate links.

Horse lovers rejoice! This blog post is for anyone who loves all things equestrian. Bringing Spanish into your child’s passions is one of the best ways to get them excited about learning and practicing the language. If you have children who love horses, saddle up because this post is for you.

From Spanish songs, to bilingual books, and a new episode of my Spanish podcast for kids ¡Hola Nature! this post has everything you need to learn about the amazing world of horses en español. 

Let’s dive into all things horse in Spanish! 

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Horse in Spanish & Equestrian Vocabulary

First let’s start by learning Spanish words for horse and other important equestrian vocabulary.

Remember that this blog post is equipped with text-to-speech en español! Simply highlight the Spanish word you want to hear outloud, then click the blue speaker icon to listen to your new Spanish word. I hope this helps you feel confident as you learn how to say horse in Spanish and so much more!

El caballo – horse
La yegua – mare
El potro – colt
La potra – filly
El semental – stallion

Parts of a Horse in Spanish & English:
La crin – mane
La cola – tail
El hocico – muzzle
La cabeza – head
El cuello – neck
La grupa – hindquarters
Las patas delanteras – front legs
Las patas traseras – hind legs
Los cascos – hooves
El lomo – back

Equestrian Equipment in Spanish/English:
El bocado – Bit
La brida – Bridle
La cabezada – Head collar
La cincha – Cinch
El desveno – Bridle / Bit
La espuela – Spur
El estribo – Stirrup
El galápago – Light saddle / Sidesaddle
La herradura – Horseshoe
Los jueces – Harness
Las riendas – Reins
La legra – Curet
La silla de montar – Saddle

Horseback Riding Verbs in Spanish/English:

Montar – to ride
Domar – to tame/break
Galopar – to gallop
Trotar – to trot
Saltar – to jump
Guiar – to guide
Cabalgar – to horseback ride

As you can see there is so much to learn when it comes to Spanish vocabulary! This is a great place to start, but let’s keep learning.

Tune in to the 22nd Episode of ¡Hola Nature! Spanish Podcast for Kids

Saddle up for a fun episode of ¡Hola Nature! On this week’s episode we learn all about los caballos en español. Learn a short Spanish rhyme with me while adventuring with our favorite characters. Will Nacho and Pip ride a horse?! You’ll have to tune in to find out!

Spanish Rhyme for Kids about Horses

One of my favorite ways to get kids speaking and practicing more Spanish with me, is with rhyme and poetry! This is a fun and popular Spanish rhyme about horses and is perfect to learn alongside your horse lessons en español. 

Caballito Blanco

Caballito blanco,
llévame de aquí,
llévame a mi pueblo
donde yo nací.

Tengo, tengo, tengo,
tú no tienes nada,
tengo tres ovejas
en una cabaña. 

Una me da leche,
otra me da lana,
y otra, mantequilla
para la semana.

Translation:

Little white horse,
Take me away.
Take me to the town,
Where I was born.

I have, I have, I have,
You have nothing.
I have three sheep,
In a cabin.

One gives me milk,
Another gives me wool,
And another, butter,
A whole week’s worth.

Spanish Songs about Horses

Keep the language-learning journey going with some horse-themed songs in Spanish! Now it’s time to gallop into the world of horses with catchy tunes. Sing along and explore the Spanish language in a fun and engaging way with these songs all about los caballos.

My Favorite Books about Horses in Spanish & English

That’s a wrap for today, familias! I hope this post has sparked your enthusiasm for learning about horses in Spanish with your kids. Whether you’re tuning into my Spanish podcast during your drive to school, engaging in fun horse-related activities at home, or enjoying bilingual storytime before bed, I hope this post will make your Spanish learning journey easier and joyful. Enjoy exploring and learning Spanish together!

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