Horses are beautiful and amazing creatures to look at. Thousands of people enjoy riding them or showing them every year.
1.You can tell if a horse is cold by feeling behind their ears. If that area is cold, so is the horse.
2.The oldest horse on record was “Old Billy.” He died in 1822 at the ripe old age of 62 years. Most horses live to around 25 years.
3.Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton.
4.They only eat plants, making them herbivores.
5.Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.
6.Appreciated by beginner riders and professional horsemen alike, the American Quarter Horse is the world’s most popular breed.
7.Because horse’s eyes are on the side of their head they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time.
8.A horse’s teeth never stop growing.
9.According to the Bible, four horses will usher in the apocalypse.
10.Domestic horses can read human emotions, such as sadness or nervousness, even before we’ve even consciously registered them.
11.When horses look like they’re laughing, they’re actually engaging in a special nose-enhancing technique known as “flehmen,” to determine whether a smell is good or bad.
12.The horses’ closest relative is not the cow, pig, or goat-but the rhinoceros.