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horse facts

Old Arab Proverb says about horses – “The horse is God’s gift to man”. Here are some interesting facts about wonderful creatures – horses, which you probably didn’t know. There are about 75 million horses in the world. Horses’ hooves grow approximately 0.25 in a month, and take nearly a year to grow from the coronet band to the ground. In the state of Arizona, it is illegal for cowboys to walk through a hotel lobby wearing their spurs.

horse facts

horse facts

Cross-country jumps are marked with a red flag on the right side and a white flag on the left side; the horse has to jump through these two flags or it is considered out of bounds and you are disqualified.

horse facts

horse facts

A healthy adult horse should have a pulse of between 36 and 40 beats per minute while at rest. Arabians have one less rib, one less lumbar bone, and one or two fewer tail vertebrae than other horses.

horse facts

horse facts

Mr. Ed, the talking equine star of the 1960s television series, was a golden palomino. He learned an enormous amount of tricks for his role, including answering a telephone, opening doors, writing notes with a pencil, and unplugging a light. Apparently, Mr. Ed would occasionally have a fit of temper, as befitting his star status, and would stand stock still, wheezing and refusing to move.

horse facts

horse facts

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“If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse” – Anon
“The horse is God’s gift to man”. – Old Arab Proverb
“Show me your horse, and I will tell you who you are”. – Old English saying

horse facts

horse facts

“The one great precept and practice in using a horse is this, never deal with him when you are in a fit of passion.” Xenophon, The Art Of Horsemanship, 400 BC

Adult respiratory rate is 8-16 breaths per minute

A horse typically sleeps two and half to three hours a day

horse facts

horse facts

Horses younger than 4 years can concentrate for a maximum of 10-15 minutes

Horses lie down only about 43.5 minutes a day

Horses sleep longer in the summer than in the winter

horse facts

horse facts

A horse’s heart weighs nine pounds

The horse is a herbivorous mammal

All horses (including zebras) belong to the genus equus

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A zedonk is the offspring of a zebra and a donkey

No two horses are identical

The left side of a horse is called the “near side” and the right side is the “off side”

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A horse has approximately 205 bones

A horse is described as a ‘foal’ for its first year of life

Foals have milk teeth, which are replaced by permanent teeth around 3-5 years old

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A horse’s teeth can be used to estimate its age

Horses generally dislike the smell of pigs

A female horse is called a ‘filly’

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horse facts

Horses are traditionally measured in ‘hands’, this was originally the width of a man’s hand and has been set at 4 inches

About Horses

horse facts

“Show me your horse, and I will tell you who you are”. – Old English saying

“If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse” – Anon

About Horses

horse facts

A healthy adult horse should have a pulse of between 36 and 40 beats per minute while at rest

Arabians have one less rib, one less lumbar bone, and one or two fewer tail vertebrae than other horses.

Horses lie down only about 43.5 minutes a day

About Horses

horse facts

Horses sleep longer in the summer than in the winter

A horse typically sleeps two and half to three hours a day

A horse’s heart weighs nine pounds

No two horses are identical

About Horses

horse facts

The left side of a horse is called the “near side” and the right side is the “off side”

A horse is described as a ‘foal’ for its first year of life

Foals have milk teeth, which are replaced by permanent teeth around 3-5 years old

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Horses generally dislike the smell of pigs

A female horse is called a ‘filly’

horse facts

horse facts

Horses are traditionally measured in ‘hands’, this was originally the width of a man’s hand and has been set at 4 inches

In the state of Arizona, it is illegal for cowboys to walk through a hotel lobby wearing their spurs

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