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One direction digestive system

Horses are unable to burp, vomit or breathe through their mouths. Their digestive system only works in one direction. The drawback is that this can cause colic. 1)


The peak power output of the horse could be as high as 15 horsepower; one hp (horsepower) is a rate of sustained activity of a horse in typical works in agriculture or powering industrial machines. 2)

Males have more teeth

Adult stallions have up to 44 permanent teeth in their mouth at once. Mares usually have between 36 and 40 teeth. 3)

Old Billy

Old Billy, born in England in 1760, was the longest-living horse, verified to be 62 on the day of his death. He lived as a barge horse that pulled barges up and down canals. 4)


Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up. 5)


Horses can run shortly after birth. 6)


Domestic horses have a lifespan of about 25 years. 7)

205 bones

Horses have about 205 bones in their skeleton. 8)

27 miles per hour

Horses run an average of 27 miles per hour. 9)


Horses can be crossed with donkeys. 10)


Horses have been domesticated for over 5000 years. 11)

Large eyes

Horses have larger eyes than any other mammal that lives on land. 12)

360 degrees

Because the horse's eyes are on the side of the head, they are able to see almost 360 degrees at once. 13)


Scientists believe that horses have evolved over the past 50 million years from much smaller creatures. 14)

More space than brain

A horse's teeth take up more space in the head than the brain. 15)


Horse hooves are made of the same protein that makes up human hair and nails. 16)


The long, silky hairs that cover the lower half of draft horses’ legs are called “feathers”. Clydesdales and Shires have the heaviest feathering. 17)

horses.txt · Last modified: 2022/05/06 06:13 by aga