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Horse Facts

Mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae

  • Horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years.
  • Humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC.
  • They have a well-developed sense of balance and a strong fight-or-flight instinct.
  • Female horses are called mares.
  • Young horse is called a foal.
  • Gestation lasts approximately 340 days, with an average range 320–370 days.
  • They reach full adult development by age five, and have an average lifespan of between 25 and 30 years.
  • A few animals live into their 40s and, occasionally, beyond.
  • There are more than 300 breeds of horses.
  • A Colt is a male horse under the age of four.
  • A Filly is a female horse under the age of four.
  • Ponies look similar to horses.
  • The horse skeleton averages 205 bones.
  • They have the largest eyes of any land mammal.
  • Equestrianism, Horse racing, Horse training, and Horse tack are various sports involving horses.
  • May 25 is observed as Horse Day to celebrate and appreciate Horses.
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