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  • A Male horse is called a stallion


  • Scientists believe that horses have evolved over the past 50 million years from much smaller creatures


  • The fastest recorded speed of a horse is 88 kph


  • Horses gallop at around 44 kph


  • "Horses" are herbivores


  • Horse can sleep both standing up and lying down


  • Horses can run shortly after birth


  • Domestic horses have a lie span of around 25 years


  • Estimates suggests that there arw around 60 million horses in the world


  • A young male horse is called a colt


  • A female horse is called a mare


  • Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that live on earth


  • Horses have been domesticated for over 5000 years


  • Horses have around 204 bones in their skeleton


  • A 19th century horse named old billy is said to have lived 62 years


  • Horses cannot throw up



  • Darwin suggested the appendix may have used for digesting leaves . This theory is supported by koala and horse appendixes which do just that



  • The horse head used in the movie The Godfather was real



  • Dogs have 13 blood types horses have 8 cows have 9 while humans only have 4



  • The practice of eating horseflesh is called hippophagy.



  • In the UK all horses ponies and donkeys must have a horse passport



  • An individual horse has a peak power output of 14.9 horse power



  • The Roman Emperor Gius Caligula made his horse a senator



  • Horses can sleep while standing



  • The smallest horse in the world is just 17 inches ( 43 cm ) tall and his weight was only 57 pounds ( 25.5 kg )



  • The highest race horse speed over recorded was 43.97 mph ( 71 km/h)



  • In the early years of the 20th cetury horses were causing so much pollution with their poop that cars were seen as the green alternative



  • The modern British army has more horses than tanks



  • McDonald's drive thru staff won't serve people if they come on horseback



  • Traffic in central London moves at the same speed as horse drawn carriages a century ago



  • Animals including horses and even insects could be tried and convicted of crimes for several centuries across many parts of Europe


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