A baby horse is called a “foal”
Baby horses (foals) are able to stand and walk within minutes of being born
Horses can live until the age of about 25
Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up
Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton
Horses are herbivores so they only eat plants
Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that lives on land
Horses can gallop over 40 km/h
The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse is 88 km/h
A female horse is called a “mare”
Horses have nearly 360 degree vision because their eyes are on the side of their head
Male and female horses have different numbers of teeth! Males usually have around 40 teeth while females usually have around 36 teeth.
Horses use their ears, eyes and nostrils to express their mood. They also communicate their feelings through facial expressions.
Horses cannot vomit
Horses like sweet flavours and will usually reject anything sour or bitter
Most of the time, wherever a horse's ear is pointing is where the horse is looking with the eye on the same side