Horses

Dora the Horse

Horses

Did You Know?

A horse’s heart weighs nine pounds!

All about Horses

Order:
Perissodactyla
Family:
Equidae
Group:
Equus
Lifespan:
25 years
Gestation:
320 to 362 days
Habitat:
Varied desert plains to open grass areas
Diet:
Herbivores - grass, hay and other vegetation
Conservation Status:
Domesticated
Male:
Stallion
Female:
Mare
Young:
Foal

Fun Facts!

There are about 75 million horses Equus caballus in the world, found worldwide and used for many different reasons – Farming in Texas, racing in the UK, hunting in Canada.

Horses thrive in many different environments across the world where vegetation grows- from the desert plains of Africa to rain soaked fields of England.

They have approximately 205 bones in their body. A horse typically sleeps for 2 to 3 hours a day, sleeping longer in the Summer than the Winter.

Horses younger than 4 years can only concentrate for a maximum of 10 to 15 minutes.

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