Horses are beautiful creatures to look at! Here are some interesting facts you have to know about them.
1. A male horse is called stallion and a female horse is a mare. A male horse which has been castrated is know as a gelding.
2. Young horses have different names – a young male is called a colt and the young females are fillies.
3. Baby horse can walk and run after just a few hours of being born.
4. In total, there are 205 bones in the skeleton of a horse.
5. Horses which have been tamed usually live to be around 25 years old. However, the oldest domestic horse on record was Old Billy, who died at the age of 62.
6. When a horse is seen standing up, don’t assume it’s awake! These creatures can sleep either standing up or lying down.
7. A group of horses will not go to sleep at the same time – at least one of them will stay awake to look out for the others.
8. Horses are often seen in photograph’s “laughing” or “smiling”, but this movement is actually to help them smell better.
9. They only eat plants, making them herbivores.
10. For a regular hose, their top speed is approximately 27 miles per hour, although the fastest horse ever recorded could reach 55 mile per hour!