Interesting Facts About Horses (Part 1)

Horse is such an fascinating creature of nature. You could have plenty to explore and spend your whole life studying even if you don’t know how to ride a horse. These are 15 if exciting facts about horses.

Horse can live until more than 30 years old

“How long does a horse live?” is one of the most common questions about horse. The answer might surprise you. The human life expectancy has increased, so has equine longevity. The knowledge or horse care, veterinary medicine and horse nutrition has increased.

Arabian Horse sas one fewer vertebrae, rib and tail bone than other horses

The Arabian horse possess some unique characteristics. It have one fewer vertebrae, rib and tail bone than other horses and is the foundation of many other light horse breeds.

Horse is Herbivores

Horses are herbivores while lions are carnivores and humans are omnivores. All typical characteristics of herbivores show in the type of digestive system, the way their teeth are formed, and the position of their eyes.

Horse is herd animal

Domestic horses feel more comfortable if they have companions while wild horses live in small herds. a horse feels quite stressful if it has to live alone. Your horse need a  friend (preferably equine) to be happy.

Horse stands during sleep

Yes, horses stand up when they sleep! They also sleep laying down, but only in a short time.

Horse Can’t Burp

Horse can’t burp, even can’t vomit or breathe through their mouths either at least not the way as humans do.  Unlike cattle and other ruminants that regurgitate food to re-chew it, the digestive system of a horse is a one-way street. This one-directional and long system can cause problems which result in colic though horse has a pretty efficient way of processing the tough fibrous foods which make up their forage.

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