35+ Interesting And Cool Horse Facts

The horse is a beautiful animal. Naturally and historically, the horse is one of the most important animals to mankind. They are fast, beautiful, and majestic. Their looks, speed, and attitude are often referred to as standard. The domestication of horses is a many thousand years old tradition. They were the fastest medium of land transportation before the invention of engines.

The horse is big, attractive, and interesting. The Horse is the 4rth most favorite animal in the world, according to an Animal Planet poll conducted in 2004. Australian poet Pam Brown has said, Horses lend us the wings we lack. There are many surprising facts about horses. We have gathered some of the most mind-blowing facts about horses.

The horse is a wild animal. They have evolved in the last 45-55 million years.

The modern horse appeared around 5 million years ago.

The oldest evidence of horse domestication ever found is from Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Horse domestication is believed to have happened in central Asia around 5,500 years ago.

Domestication caused coat color variation on horses. Coat color variation increased dramatically between 5000 and 3000 BC.

There are 5 major categories of all horse breeds. Draft horses, Warmbloods, Light horses, Gaited Horses, and Ponies.

There are 300 horse breeds around the world.

Hanoverian is the most common horse breed.

There are around 58.8 million horses around the world.

The United States has around 10.2 million horses, highest in a country.

There are feral horses. They are descendants of domesticated horses. But now born, live, and die in the wild.

The biggest horse species is the Shire horses. The Shire is a British draught horse breed.

Falabella miniature horse is the shortest horse breed.

Sampson was the tallest and heaviest horse ever recorded. She stood 7 feet and weighed around 3,360 lb.

Credit : Guinness World Records

Big Jake, a Belgian Gelding horse from Poynette, Wisconsin, USA is the tallest horse now. Big jack stands at a majestic 82.75 inches.

Thumbelina, was the smallest horse ever recorded. Thumbelina was only 17 inches tall.

Horses can live up to 30 years.

Old Billy is the longest living horse in recorded history. Billy was a cob or a shire horse, lived for 62 years.

Horses can be of hot, warm, and cold blood. Warmblood horses are great for riding and sprint, while cold-blooded are good for draft and agricultural work.

Cold blood horses are larger and heavier than hot blood horses.

Hot blood horses have more temperament than cold blood horses.

Warmblood horses have the temperament of cold blood horses and the athletic ability from the hot blood horses.

Compared to other breeds, Arabian horses have a longer average lifespan.

Hand is the unit of measuring horses. It is a unique unit only used to measure horses.

The Horse is the 4rth most favorite animal in the world, according to an Animal Planet poll conducted in 2004.

Ponies are not dwarf horses. They are small horses.

Horse has one of the greatest vision in the animal kingdom.

The Horse eyeball is 1.34 inches in diameter, the largest eyeball of any land mammal.

A group of horses is called in different ways. They are called A harras, a rag (for colts), a stud (a group kept primarily for breeding), or a string (a group belonging to or used by one individual).

Horse babies of less than a year old are called a foal.

Przewalski is the only horse breed that is completely wild and was never domesticated.

Only Przewalski horse has 66 sets of chromosomes in their DNA, other horses have 64 sets.

Horses can't see the color red.

A horse’s hooves keep growing all of its lifetimes, so their hooves are trimmed and shoed to keep them fine.

Horses have a good memory. They can remember different faces.

Horses can sleep standing. And they sleep for only around 15 minutes. But they sleep many times.

Horses are used in the making of antivenoms.

A horse can not vomit.

Horses produce approximately 10 gallons of saliva a day.

Horses have 10 muscles in years, we have only three.

Horses can only breathe through the nose.

We are amazed by horses for centuries. They are one of the most amazing animals on the animal planet. Our love and respect for all horses around the globe.