3. Horses belong to the Equus family, which
also includes zebras, mules and donkeys.
It's estimated that there are about 750
million horses in the world, and they play
different roles depending on where they live.
Horses are used for horseback riding and sports,
including horse racing and equestrianism.
In developing countries, they're used for work - since
they're strong, they can pull plows, carriages and all sorts
of other heavy things.
4. Being herbivorous nature, these animals predominantly rely on
grasses, vegetation, and other plant material.
Horses consume between 7 and 11
kilograms of food per day and they drink
between 38 and 45 liters of water
5. There are more than 350 different breeds of horses.
Boy horses are known as "colts"•and girls are "fillies"•and they can be
referred to by these names until they are 3 years old.
Horses usually live to be 25 to 30 years old
A horse typically sleeps two and half to three hours a day
Horses lie down only about 43.5 minutes a day
Horses generally dislike the smell of pigs
6. Foals have milk teeth, which are replaced by permanent
teeth around 3-5 years old
By looking at the horses’ teeth one can estimate a real age of the horse
The gestation period lasts for about 340 days; however it can
go up to 370 days at times
The foals, after a short while of their birth, are able to run and stand
Horses use their tails to warm their rear quarters
and to keep away flies and insects