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    08-11-2010, 09:16 PM
  #1
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Random Horse Facts!

I'm bored and hopped up on sugar!!!!

So here is the deal,

1. Random facts can be something you read or have had personal experience with.
2. Try not to repost facts, but post as many as you like!
3. Post some random facts about horses!!!!!!!!!


I'll start!

There have only been 11 Triple Crown winners since the titles exsistance in 1875.
     
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    08-11-2010, 09:22 PM
  #2
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A horse cannot physically vomit.
     
    08-11-2010, 09:23 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Colic is the leading cause of premature death in horses.
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    08-11-2010, 09:33 PM
  #4
Foal
One of the first horses was called a Hyracotherium. It lived about 50 million years ago and was as tall as a fox. It had toes! This horse changed over millions of years to become a modern horse.

Camargue horses are completely white as adults. Their babies are pure black when they are born.

There is a breed of horse from Russia called Akhal-Teke. It can go for days without food or water.

You measure a horse's height in hands. Each hand equals four inches. If you say a horse is 16.2 hands high, the 2 stands for 2 fingers.

You can tell how old a horse is by how many teeth it has. A horse gets all of its teeth by the time it is five years old. After that, they just get longer.

A female horse is called a mare. In the wild it is the mare that decides when the herd moves on to another spot to find food.

A male horse is called a stallion. Usually only one stallion will stay with a herd.

Any marking on a horse's forehead is called a star, even if it is not shaped like a star.

Horses and ponies feel safer when they are in a herd.

Mustangs are one of the few breeds of horses that live wild in North America. They are related to the horses that the Spanish explorers brought to North America 400 years ago.

Horses can communicate how they are feeling by their facial expressions. They use their ears, nostrils, and eyes to show their moods. Beware of a horse that has flared nostrils and their ears back. That means it might attack!

A hoof is like a fingernail. It is always growing and needs to be clipped so that it won't be uncomfortable for the horse.

A farrier is a person who makes horse shoes and fits them on your horse. They also clip hooves to keep them from getting overgrown.

A horse can move in four ways: walk, trot, canter, and gallop. A gallop is the fastest gait.

A narrow white mark, which runs down the face from the forehead, is called a Stripe.

A white mark, which covers one or both of the lips and proceeds up to the nostrils, is called a White muzzle.

A broad splash of white that covers most parts of the forehead between the eyes and carries down the nose to the muzzle is called a Blaze.

A male horse is known as a stallion.

A female horse is known as a mare.

A baby horse is known as a foal.

A young female horse is known as a filly.

The father of a horse is known as a sire.

The mother of a horse is known as a dam.

A fully-grown small horse is known as a pony.

A farrier or blacksmith is the person who cares for a horse’s feet.

A horse is a member of the "equus" family. This word comes from ancient Greece and means quickness.

More than 350 breeds of ponies and horses can be found.

An average horse’s head weighs 11.84 pounds.

10 Pounds is the weight of a horse’s heart.

A horse is able to drink 10 gallons of water per day.

Horses spend more energy lying down.

Horses usually live for around 20 to 25 years. Some of them can live up to 5 years more.

In most cases, the foal is born at night, away from danger and prying eyes.

After being born, it only takes a foal about 1-2 hours to stand up and walk.

Foals are fully grown by 3-4 years of age.

Horses eat short, juicy grass, and hay. Foods like barley, maize, oats and bran are good for working horses.

Horses are either a mixture of colors or the same color all over. Horses are usually, black, brown, cream or gray in color.

A horse has two blind spots; one is located directly in front of them while the other is located directly behind.

"Old Billy," was the oldest recorded horse who lived to be 62 years.

Falebella of Argentina, is the smallest breed.

"Little Pumpkin," is the smallest pony in history, it stood 14 inches and weighed 20 lbs.

"Samson," was the tallest horse recorded.
     
    08-11-2010, 09:35 PM
  #5
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^ good ones!!!

Caballo is horse in Spanish
     
    08-11-2010, 09:39 PM
  #6
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Originally Posted by SilverStallion    
One of the first horses was called a Hyracotherium. It lived about 50 million years ago and was as tall as a fox. It had toes! This horse changed over millions of years to become a modern horse.

Camargue horses are completely white as adults. Their babies are pure black when they are born.

There is a breed of horse from Russia called Akhal-Teke. It can go for days without food or water.

You measure a horse's height in hands. Each hand equals four inches. If you say a horse is 16.2 hands high, the 2 stands for 2 fingers.

You can tell how old a horse is by how many teeth it has. A horse gets all of its teeth by the time it is five years old. After that, they just get longer.

A female horse is called a mare. In the wild it is the mare that decides when the herd moves on to another spot to find food.

A male horse is called a stallion. Usually only one stallion will stay with a herd.

Any marking on a horse's forehead is called a star, even if it is not shaped like a star.

Horses and ponies feel safer when they are in a herd.

Mustangs are one of the few breeds of horses that live wild in North America. They are related to the horses that the Spanish explorers brought to North America 400 years ago.

Horses can communicate how they are feeling by their facial expressions. They use their ears, nostrils, and eyes to show their moods. Beware of a horse that has flared nostrils and their ears back. That means it might attack!

A hoof is like a fingernail. It is always growing and needs to be clipped so that it won't be uncomfortable for the horse.

A farrier is a person who makes horse shoes and fits them on your horse. They also clip hooves to keep them from getting overgrown.

A horse can move in four ways: walk, trot, canter, and gallop. A gallop is the fastest gait.

A narrow white mark, which runs down the face from the forehead, is called a Stripe.

A white mark, which covers one or both of the lips and proceeds up to the nostrils, is called a White muzzle.

A broad splash of white that covers most parts of the forehead between the eyes and carries down the nose to the muzzle is called a Blaze.

A male horse is known as a stallion.

A female horse is known as a mare.

A baby horse is known as a foal.

A young female horse is known as a filly.

The father of a horse is known as a sire.

The mother of a horse is known as a dam.

A fully-grown small horse is known as a pony.

A farrier or blacksmith is the person who cares for a horse’s feet.

A horse is a member of the "equus" family. This word comes from ancient Greece and means quickness.

More than 350 breeds of ponies and horses can be found.

An average horse’s head weighs 11.84 pounds.

10 Pounds is the weight of a horse’s heart.

A horse is able to drink 10 gallons of water per day.

Horses spend more energy lying down.

Horses usually live for around 20 to 25 years. Some of them can live up to 5 years more.

In most cases, the foal is born at night, away from danger and prying eyes.

After being born, it only takes a foal about 1-2 hours to stand up and walk.

Foals are fully grown by 3-4 years of age.

Horses eat short, juicy grass, and hay. Foods like barley, maize, oats and bran are good for working horses.

Horses are either a mixture of colors or the same color all over. Horses are usually, black, brown, cream or gray in color.

A horse has two blind spots; one is located directly in front of them while the other is located directly behind.

"Old Billy," was the oldest recorded horse who lived to be 62 years.

Falebella of Argentina, is the smallest breed.

"Little Pumpkin," is the smallest pony in history, it stood 14 inches and weighed 20 lbs.

"Samson," was the tallest horse recorded.
Wow, you know your random horse facts!

A cross between a female horse and a male donkey is called a mule.

A cross between a female donkey and a male horse is called a Jenny.
     
    08-11-2010, 09:39 PM
  #7
Foal
There are about 75 million horses in the world.

In the state of Arizona, it is illegal for cowboys to walk through a hotel lobby wearing their spurs

Cross-country jumps are marked with a red flag on the right side and a white flag on the left side; the horse has to jump through these two flags or it is considered out of bounds and you are disqualified.

A healthy adult horse should have a pulse of between 36 and 40 beats per minute while at rest

Arabians have one less rib, one less lumbar bone, and one or two fewer tail vertebrae than other horses.

Mr. Ed, the talking equine star of the 1960s television series, was a golden palomino. He learned an enormous amount of tricks for his role, including answering a telephone, opening doors, writing notes with a pencil, and unplugging a light. Apparently, Mr. Ed would occasionally have a fit of temper, as befitting his star status, and would stand stock still, wheezing and refusing to move.

7.1 million Americans are involved in the industry as horse owners, service providers, employees and volunteers. 3.6 million and 4.3 million of those participated in showing and recreation, respectively, with some overlap in cases of people who participate in both activities. 941,000 people participated in racing in either a professional or volunteer capacity. 1.9 million people own horses. In addition to the people actually involved in the industry, tens of millions more Americans participate as spectators.

The horse industry directly produces goods and services of $25.3 billion and has a total impact of $112.1 billion on U.S. Gross domestic product. Racing, showing and recreation each contribute more than 25% to the total value of goods and services produced by the industry.
The industry's contribution to the U.S. GDP is greater than the motion picture services, railroad transportation, furniture and fixtures manufacturing and tobacco product manufacturing industries. It is only slightly smaller than the apparel and other textile products manufacturing industry. A horse typically sleeps two and half to three hours a day

Horses younger than 4 years can concentrate for a maximum of 10-15 minutes

Horses lie down only about 43.5 minutes a day

Horses sleep longer in the summer than in the winter

A horse’s heart weighs nine pounds

The horse is a herbivorous mammal

All horses (including zebras) belong to the genus equus

Horses began to evolve on the American continent over 60 million years ago, they later died out and were reintroduced by Spanish settlers

A zedonk is the offspring of a zebra and a donkey

No two horses are identical

The left side of a horse is called the “near side” and the right side is the “off side”

A horse has approximately 205 bones

A horse is described as a ‘foal’ for its first year of life

Foals have milk teeth, which are replaced by permanent teeth around 3-5 years old

Horses generally dislike the smell of pigs
     
    08-11-2010, 09:40 PM
  #8
Banned
Horses are more comfortable at colder temperatures. Approx 35degrees for horses equals 75 degrees for humans.
     
    08-11-2010, 09:45 PM
  #9
Foal
1. Leonardo da Vinci liked to draw horses.

2. An adult horse’s brain weights 22 oz, about half that of a human.

3. Horses can not vomit.

4. The first cloned horse was a Haflinger mare in Italy in 2003.

5. Until the 1960′s Dartmoor ponies were used to escort prisoners from local prisons while they were on outside duties.

6. The word chivalry comes from cheval the French word for horse.

7. Chariot racing was the first Olympic sport in 680 B.C.

8. The Dubai World Cup is 6 million dollars, the richest horse race purse in the world.

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

10. Like a fingerprint, every zebra has a unique stripe pattern.

11. To get an official measurement of a horses height, they must be measured without shoes.

12. Horses drink at least 25 gallons of water a day (more in hotter climates).

13. Horses teeth never stop growing.

14. Ragweed is responsible for more horse deaths than most other toxic plants.

15. It takes 9-12 months to re-grow an entire horse hoof.

16. Horses have been found in cave paintings that date back to around 15000 B.C.

17. You can tell if a horse is cold by feeling behind their ears. If that area is cold, so is the horse.

18. Mown grass cuttings can cause colic in horses.

19. Horses have 16 muscles in each ear, allowing them to rotate their ears 180 degrees.

20. According to Arabian folklore chestnut horses are the fastest and bravest of all colors.

21. Ponies live longer than horses and can live well into their 50′s.

22. The four horses of the apocalypse are said to signify the end of the world; conquest on a white horse, famine on a black horse, war on a red horse and plague on a pale horse.

23. A horse’s knee joint is the equivalent to a human wrist, and their hock joint is equivalent to the human ankle.

24. The gestation period for a mare is 11 months, for a female donkey it is 12 months.

25. Horses with pink skin can get a sunburn.

26. A small indent in a horses skin (usually on the neck or shoulder) is called a prophet’s mark and is considered good luck.

27. Mongolian tribes were the first to domesticate the horse, about 5000 years ago.

28. Legend has it that the Arabian horse was created by Allah, ‘out of a handful of the southern wind‘.

29. Horses have a great long term memory, (especially for places they were spooked).

30. The oldest horse on record lived to the age of 62 and died in 1822.

31. Horses thrive on routine, especially when it comes to food.

32. Giant white horses are carved in chalk on several hillsides in England. Some date back hundreds of years – folklore says that when King Arthur of he Round Table returns to the throne, one of the chalk horses would get up and dance.

33. The best way to determine the age of a horse is by examaning it’s teeth.

34. You can tell if a horse is dehydrated by pinching their skin, if it takes time for the skin to return from the pinch, they need water.

35. A horses stomach should always make gurgling noises, an absence of them can mean colic.

36. If a horse has a red ribbon on it’s tail, it kicks.

37. Horses have 7 common blood types.

38. The largest horse museum in the world is the International Museum of the Horse in Kentucky.

39. In Greek mythology Apollo delivered the sun and the moon to the sky every day in his horse drawn chariot

40. Horses are social animals and will get lonely if kept alone.

41. Donkeys have been known to live 35-40 years.

42. Arabian horses have one fewer vertebrae and one less rib than other breeds.

43. When cantering, a horse takes a breath with every stride.

44. Horses will mourn the passing of a companion.

45. All horses have parasites in their stomach and intestines in small quantities, they only become a problem if the count builds up.
     
    08-11-2010, 09:45 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Horses have two blind spots: One directly in front of themselves, and one directly behind themselves.
Posted via Mobile Device
     

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