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Fun Facts about Horses

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Fun Facts about Horses

Houston March 11, 2021

Time for some fun!

Horses are considered one of the most amazing kinds of animals. All of them, are unique and sometimes very unusual in their behavior. We are fascinated by all things that they do, and so we have put together a list of all of the very best and most interesting, and downright funny facts about horses. After long hours of researches on different articles, we have concluded these fun facts. Check out these fun horse facts and enjoy learning a wide range of interesting information about horses. How many of these did you already know?

  • Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.

  • Horses can run shortly after birth.

  • Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton.

  • Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that lives on land.

  • Because horse’s eyes are on the side of their head they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time

  • Horses gallop at around 27 mph. Pretty fast huh?

  • The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 55 mph

  • When horses look like they’re laughing, they’re actually engaging in a special nose technique known as “flehmen,” to determine whether a smell is good or bad

  • Horse hooves are made from the same protein that comprises human hair and fingernails

  • Horses use their ears, eyes, and nostrils to express their mood. They also communicate their feelings through facial expressions

  • A horse can see better at night than a human. However, it takes a horse’s eyes longer to adjust from light to dark and from dark to light than a human’s one.

  • Horses with pink skin can get a sunburn

  • You can tell if a horse is cold by feeling behind its ears. If that area is cold, so is the horse

  • Horses are social animals and will get lonely if kept alone, and they will mourn the passing of a companion

  • Horse’s ears have the ability to rotate 180 degrees

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