… and some more horse knowledge

Yesterday’s post truly reminded me of just how much I miss having horses in my life. That isn’t to say I’m going to go out and buy myself a horse, because your girl isn’t exactly swimming in money, but perhaps way down the line one day Blaine and I could have a few of these majestic beasts to care for and enjoy.

Blaine used to work with horses, so he, too, has some solid experience and knowledge of these incredible beasts.

Like yesterday, the information for today’s post comes from www.horseandhound.co.uk.

13. When foals are born, their hooves are covered with soft tissue to stop them damaging their mother’s birth canal and uterus. Names for this tissue include fairy slippers, golden hooves, foal slipper, leaves, gills, and fingers.

14. The earliest member of the horse family was the Eohippus, dating back 55 million years.

15. Horses drink at least five gallons of water each day.

16. While humans have just three ear muscles, horses have 10.

17. A horse’s heart typically weighs between 4kg and 4.5kg and is about the size of a basketball.

18. Horses cannot breathe through their mouth, only through their nose.

19. Horses usually gallop at around 27 mph, but the fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 55 mph.

20. Equinophobia is the fear of horses.

21. On average, most domesticated horses live until they are around 25- to 30-years-old.

22. There are around 350 breeds and types of horses around the world.

23. Most of the white horses that you see were actually a much darker colour at birth and gradually turn white. These ‘white’ horses may start out as bay, chestnut, or almost black. Of course, these horses aren’t actually called white, but grey…

24. The world’s smallest horse breed is the Falabella which ranges between 38-76 cm tall.

25. A horse’s range of vision is 350 degrees with two small blind spots, one directly in front and one directly behind them,” the web page states.

The more you know, my friends.

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