Horses

Horses are living beings with needs, wants and feelings just like you and I. They require time, money, love, understanding and commitment. Having horses in your life can be a wonderful experience and very rewarding, but only if you think through your decision very carefully before you adopt, and ensure you and your family understand and accept all that will be required of you as a responsible, loving horse owner.


Animal Care - Horse

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A baby horse is called a “foal”

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Baby horses (foals) are able to stand and walk within minutes of being born

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Horses can live until the age of about 25

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Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up

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Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton

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Horses are herbivores so they only eat plants

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Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that lives on land

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Horses can gallop over 40 km/h

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The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse is 88 km/h

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A female horse is called a “mare”

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Horses have nearly 360 degree vision because their eyes are on the side of their head

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Male and female horses have different numbers of teeth! Males usually have around 40 teeth while females usually have around 36 teeth.

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Horses use their ears, eyes and nostrils to express their mood. They also communicate their feelings through facial expressions.

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Horses cannot vomit

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Horses like sweet flavours and will usually reject anything sour or bitter

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Most of the time, wherever a horse's ear is pointing is where the horse is looking with the eye on the same side