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23 Interesting facts about horses and ponies

horses and ponies 22Horses have a third eyelid. Tweet This


horses and ponies 23Horses don’t focus their eyes like us. To see in the distance, they have to lift their head. Tweet This



horses and ponies 24The horse in the Chinese zodiac symbolises intelligence and a free-spirit. Tweet This



horses and ponies 25Horses can sleep standing up. Tweet This


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horses and ponies 26The gestation period is 11 months, for a donkey it is one year. Tweet This


horses and ponies 27Horses can run hours after birth. Tweet This


horses and ponies 28Domestic horses have a lifespan of around 24 years. Tweet This


horses and ponies 29The oldest horse on record lived 62 years. Tweet This


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horses and ponies 30Donkeys live up to 40 years. Tweet This


horses and ponies 31Ponies live two times longer than horses, up to 50 years. Tweet This


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horses and ponies 32Horse’s skeleton has 205 bones. Tweet This



horses 33Horses were domesticated before over 5 Millenia. Tweet This


horses 34Horses have biggest eyes among all land mammals, 10 times bigger than humans’. Tweet This


horses 35Horses gallop at above 26 mph (43 km/h). Tweet This


horses 36The fastest recorded horse speed ever was 55 mph (89 km/h). Tweet This


horses 37There are over 55 million horses in the world. Tweet This


horses 38A male horse is a stallion, a female – a mare. Tweet This


horses 39A young male horse is a colt, a female – a filly. Tweet This


horses 40Dam and Sire are horses that have become mother and father respectively. Tweet This


horses and ponies 41US horse industry is estimated to generate over $40 billion annually. Tweet This


horses and ponies 42US and the UK are the biggest exporters but at their local market horse meat is only sold as pet food. Tweet This


horses and ponies 43Horses have no gallbladder. Tweet This


horses and ponies 44Stallions fight over females but would not defend territory. Tweet This

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