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post #1 of 13 Old 04-07-2013, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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Did You Know? horse facts!

Did you know that during the black plague groomsmen were rarely infected? As we know now fleas were the cause of the plague. Horses are not know to be infested with fleas even back then so the groomsmen were not around the fleas nearly as much, making them the people who weren't often infected! Horses once again saving people!

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post #2 of 13 Old 04-07-2013, 03:02 AM
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INTERESTING! THanks for sharing! :)

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post #3 of 13 Old 04-07-2013, 04:02 AM
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I heard that paint horses started as an undesireable trait in quarter horse breeding. Breeders would often kill the foal at birth if they displayed any unusually obvious white markings. One breeder managed to get a hold of several of these paint horses and started the new breed. Thank goodness he did, they're truly wonderful horses.

(I have no idea if it's true or not, it's just a rumor I heard. Maybe someone knows more about it than I do)
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post #4 of 13 Old 04-07-2013, 04:11 AM
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Horses don't have a gall bladder.

Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal. Huh, I would have thought that'd be an elephant or giraffe.
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-07-2013, 05:15 AM
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The haflinger was the first horse to be cloned, which is funny as they all look alike anyway
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post #6 of 13 Old 04-07-2013, 09:17 AM
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Haha Clava that actually made me Lol!
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post #7 of 13 Old 04-07-2013, 10:26 AM
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Did you know that horses were the voices for dinosaurs in Jurassic Park?
--Found that out from a friend. (:
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post #8 of 13 Old 04-07-2013, 12:10 PM
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I don't have one but just wanted to say it's quite interesting to read :)
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post #9 of 13 Old 04-07-2013, 12:56 PM
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Arabian Horses have 17 ribs,5 lumbar vertibre and 16 tail bones
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post #10 of 13 Old 04-07-2013, 02:45 PM
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So horses don't get fleas? Werid... I do however know they can get lice
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