Horse Facts That Will Educate Kids

One of the most beautiful animals in the world is the horse.  It is the horse that has helped humans to travel and to pull heavy loads.

 

**  A male horse is called a stallion and a female horse is a mare.

*****Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.

***  Horses can run shortly after birth.

 

 

 

 

Young horses have different names – a young male is called a colt and the young females are fillies.

***     Horses like sweet flavors and will usually reject anything sour or bitter.

****   Inside a horse’s head, you will find the teeth take up more space than the brain

***  The oldest horse was named “Billy” and it is said that he lived for 62 years.

***  Horses hooves are made from the same protein as human hair and fingernails.

They only eat plants, making them herbivores.

***  Horses eyes are at the side of their heads.  This allows them to see almost 360 degrees.

There are an estimated 60 million horses in the world, combining wild and domesticated horses.

*** When there is a group of horses lying down, there will always be on standing up and on guard for the group.

****Horses cannot vomit.

When a horse gallops, all four hooves are off the ground at one point.

****Horses can see better at night than humans.  The eyes of a horse are bigger than those of any other land mammal