Horses
Top 3 – Fun Facts
  1. Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up. 
  2. A group of horses will not go to sleep at the same time – at least one of them will stay awake to look out for the others.
  3. Like humans, horses have different facial expressions to express their moods.
Interesting Horse Facts
  • Horses can run shortly after birth.
  • Domestic horses have a lifespan of around 25 years.
  • A 19th century horse named ‘Old Billy’ is said to have lived 62 years.
  • Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton.
  • Horses have been domesticated for over 5000 years.
  • Without horses, the cowboys of the Wild West would have not been able to thrive like they did, and still do.
  • Horses are still perfect for cattle drives and they also coexist well with other livestock.
  • A group of horses will not go to sleep at the same time – at least one of them will stay awake to look out for the others.
  • Horses are often seen in photographs ‘laughing’ or ‘smiling’, but this movement is actually to help them smell better.
  • They only eat plants, making them herbivores.
  • For a regular horse, their top speed is approximately 27 miles per hour, although the fastest horse ever recorded could reach 55 miles per hour.
  • The eyes of a horse are bigger than those of any other land mammal, and the fact they are located on the side of their heads means they can see almost 360 degrees.
  • Unlike many other mammals, it is impossible for horses to vomit.
  • There are more than 300 different horse breeds in the world.
  • Rather than being measured in feet and inches, horses are measured in hands. A hand is equivalent to four inches.
  • Ponies are horses which are under 14.2 hands high.
  • If you feel behind the ears of a horse and they appear to be cold, this means that the horse itself is feeling cold.
  • Studies showed that horses have excellent memories – possibly even better than that of an elephant.
Where does my money go?
  • Cost Per Day For One Horse = $7.15
  • Cost For One Year For One Horse= $2800.00
  • Cost For Herd For One Month = $450.00
  • Cost For Herd For Three Months = $1,350.00
  • Cost For Herd For One Year = $5,400.00
  • Cost For Farrier Services Per Horse Each Month = $200.00
  • Cost For Veterinary Services For Horse Herd Each Year = $16,385.00

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