To many bones By: Shelby Jones

Fun facts:   

         1. They are an ungulate mammal which means "hooved" animal.

           2. They evolved from a small multi-toed creature to the horse we know today over the last 50 million years .

           3. Horses were first domesticated around 4500 BC .

         4.   Horses are prey animals who rely on speed to escape from predators .

          5. They are also herd animals who rely on safety in numbers and require      social interaction with each other .

          6. There are over 300 different breeds of horses .

Facts about horse feet:

Your horses feet have several functions;

1. Supporting your horses weight

2. Absorbing shock

3. Resisting wear

4. Providing traction

5. Pumping blood

6. Conducting moisture

Your horses hoof wall is approximately 25% water, the sole 33% and the frog 50%.

   

Horses have 205 bones in there whole body.

A horse will drink 5-10 gallons of water per day on normal days and more when it is hot.

Veterinarians recommend that horses have 65-90 percent of their diet in good quality hay, with the balance consisting of grain.

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