50+ Interesting Fun Facts About Horses

50+ Interesting Fun Facts About Horses

The horse is a hoofed herbivorous mammal of the family Equidae. They are domestic as well as wild.

1) Once upon a time, Horses were a primary source of transportation.

2) Let’s talk about their eating habits.

3) The stomach size is small. They’ve to keep eating quite often. With great power comes great responsibility. 😉

4) They drink 5-10 gallons (19 – 38 liters) of water every day.

5) Horses are not wild animals.

6) Horses have seen more wars than any humans in entire mankind history.

7) Horses are being domesticated for 5000 years.

8) There are only one species of the domestic horse. All domesticated horses originated from a
single 9) wild species and that the different body types of horses.

9) A truly wild horse is a species or subspecies with no ancestors that were ever domesticated.

10) Horses are identified by the scientific name Equus ferus caballus.

11) A baby horse is called a foal.

12) A female horse is called a mare.

13) There are around 75 million horses in the world.

14) Horses are one of the fastest animals on Earth. They can run around 44 kph (27 mph). The fastest horse in the world could run with a speed of 88 kph (55 mph). Voila! Let’s Get Back to The Future.

15) Horses eat hay and grasses and still achieve a speed of more than 27 mph. Change my mind.

16) They live on Herbivore's diet plan.

17) Did you know horses can sleep standing as well as laying down on land? Cool! Isn’t it?

18) A typical horse needs between 2.5 – 3 hours of sleep a day.

19) Horses are tall animals. They can be tall about 69 inches (175 centimeters).

20) Horses can weigh 120 to 2,200 pounds. (998 kilograms).

21) Horses have bigger eyes than any other domesticated animals.

22) A pony is not a baby horse. Ponies are simply small horses.

23) Did you know Horses Make Facial Expressions Just Like Humans to communicate with each other?

24) Horses can make 17 facial movements.

25) That’s 10 fewer than humans—but one more than dogs and four more than chimpanzees. Researchers at the University of Sussex discovered this by dissecting a horse head and identifying the musculature below its facial features. Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/10/explore-animals-horse-facial-expressions/

26) The horses have one bone less than you. The human body has 206 named bones (213 if each of the nine fused vertebrae of the sacrum and coccyx is counted as independent bones), still more than the horses who have just 205.😉

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50+ Interesting Fun Facts About Horses
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