The horse is one among 2 extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It’s an perissodactyl mammal belonging to the taxonomical Family Equidae. The horse has evolved over 45 to 55 million years from a little creature, Eohippus to the big, single-toed animal of nowadays. Humans began to domesticate horses about 4000 BC and it is believed their domestication have been widespread by 3000 BC.
12 Fun Facts About Horses :-
- Horses will sleep both lying down and standing up.
- Horses will run shortly after birth.
- Domestic horses have a lifetime of about 25 years.
- A horse named ‘Old Billy’ in 19th century is claimed to have lived 62 years.
- Horses in their skeleton have around 205 bones.
- For over 5000 years Horses are domesticated.
- Horses ar herbivores (plant eaters).
- Horses have larger eyes than the other mammal that lives on the land.
- Because horse’s eyes are on the aspect of their head they’re capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at only once.
- Horses gallop at around 44 km/h (27 mph).
- The quickest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 88 km/h (55 mph).
- Estimates recommend that there are around 60 million horses all over the world.
Scientists believe that horses have evolved over the past 50 million years from a lot of smaller creatures. A male is termed a stallion. A horse is termed a mare. A young male is termed a colt. A young female horse is termed a Filly. Ponies are little horses.
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