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crackrider 05-11-2008 08:19 AM

Interesting horsey Quotes and Facts!

Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground. ~Author Unknown

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill

It's a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts! ~Nicholas Evans

A horse can lend its rider the speed and strength he or she lacks, but the rider who is wise remembers it is no more than a loan. ~Pam Brown

If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question, or asked the question wrong. ~Pat Parelli

A woman needs two animals - the horse of her dreams and a jackass to pay for it. ~Author Unknown

God forbid that I should go to any heaven where there are no horses. ~ R.B. Cunningham-Graham

To Ride Or Not To Ride?....What A Stupid Question! Unknown

Both a horse and a man have something in common, both dump you, though generally you get over the horse's dumping first. Unknown

crackrider 05-11-2008 08:24 AM

Horse Anatomy Facts
- A full grown horse that weighs about 1,000 pounds contains approximately 13.2 gallons of blood.
- Horses have about 175 bones in their body.
- A horse's hoof grows at a rate of about 1 cm per month.
- Most horse breeds have 18 ribs.
- The Arabian has 17 ribs.
- Most horses have 6 lumbar bones.
- The Arabian has 5 lumbar bones.
- Most horses have 18 tail vertabrea.
- The Arabian has 16 tail vertabrea.

Other Interesting Facts

According to the Guinness Book of Records Old Billy, believed to
be a Cleveland Bay cross Eastern horse foaled in 1760, lived to
the incredible age of 62. The OLDEST recorded pony is 54 although there is an unsubstantiated report that a Welsh Pony living on the Gower Peninsula in Wales was 66 years old.

A pair of Draught Horses, believed to be Shires, pulled the
HEAVIEST LOAD of 53.8 tons (55 tonnes) in 1893.

The tallest horse on record was a Shire named Samson. He was 21.2 hands (7 feet, 2 inches) tall. He was born in 1846 in Toddington Mills, England.

The oldest horse on record is "Old Billy," an English barge horse. He was 62 years old when he died, living from 1760 to 1822.

The record for the highest jump made by a horse is held by a horse named Huaso who jumped 8 feet, 1 and 1/4 inches on February 5th, 1949 in Vina del Mar, Chile. He was ridden by Captain Alberto Larraguibel.

The record for the longest jump over water is held by a horse named Something who jumped 27 feet, 6 and 3/4 inches on April 25, 1975 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was ridden by Andre Ferreira

The world speed record for a horse is 43.2 mph, it was set by a four year old race horse named Big Racket.

The British racehorse Humorist, who won the English derby in the early 20īs, should never have been able to race. When he died shortly after the derby, an autopsy was made, and it was found out that he had been born with only one lung.

The longest tail measured was 22ft long was grown by an American Palomino named Chinook

The longest mane was 18 ft long and grown by a Californian mare named Maude

Dumas'_Grrrl 05-11-2008 11:49 AM

Re: Interesting horsey Quotes and Facts!

Originally Posted by crackrider
A woman needs two animals - the horse of her dreams and a jackass to pay for it. ~Author Unknown

My personal fav! :wink:

PoptartShop 05-11-2008 03:02 PM

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Wow cool facts!! :D I also love the quotes ahaha. :lol:

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