19 Fun and Fascinating Horse Facts

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Impress your friends and rock Trivial Pursuit with this list of fun horse facts!

  1. One horse equals 14.9 horse power (Source)
  2. Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal (Source)
  3. Equestrian events (under saddle and chariot racing) were a part of the first Olympic games (Source
  4. Like fingerprints, each zebra’s stripe pattern is unique (Source)
  5. Horse teeth never stop growing (Source)
  6. Horses have 10 muscles in each ear, allowing them to rotate their ears 180 degrees (Source)
  7. Horses have 8 common blood types (Source)
  8. When cantering, a horse takes a breath with every stride. (Source)
  9. Horses breath through their nose, not their mouth (Source)
  10. Horses use more energy when they lay down than when they stand up (Source)
  11. Horses cannot throw up (Source)
  12. When horses look like they’re “laughing”, they’re actually displaying a “flehmen” response (Source)
  13. A horse’s teeth take up a larger amount of space in their head than their brain (Source)
  14. The first cloned horse was a Haflinger mare in Italy in 2003 (Source)
  15. The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 70.76 kph (43.97 mph) (Source)
  16. Equinophobia is the fear of horses (Source)
  17. Horses do not have a gallbladder (Source)
  18. It is extremely unlikely to see all horses in a herd lying down simultaneously. This is because at least one horse will stand as a look-out in order to be able to alert the others of any potential dangers (Source)
  19. The longest lived horse on record was Old Billy who lived to be 62 (Source)

 

April 11, 2016 |

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