just the horse facts

December 26, 2022

In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead – he suffered a heart-attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20-1 outsider victory.

link: ripleys.com


I’m not really into racing or horse racing, but I do love horses…so I thoughts I’d share some facts. Hope you enjoy…

Horses can’t burp

Horses can’t burp, vomit or breathe through their mouth like humans do. “A horse’s digestive system is a one-way street, unlike cattle and other ruminants who regurgitate food to re-chew it. Although they have a pretty efficient way of processing the tough fibrous foods that make up their forage, this long, one-directional system can cause problems that result in colic.”

You can estimate a horses age by its teeth

Horses can live to be more than 30 years old

the horse

and soulful
the horse is our most trusting partner
able to suppress
their natural instinct
to flee
you will find them working
with us
from fields in Thailand
to rock concerts in Times Square
they have an awesome capacity to learn
and an unparalleled ability
to fulfill all of our wishes

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The American Quarter Horse is the world’s most popular breed

Horses were domesticated by humans
more than 3,000 years ago

Horses are measured in hands

Most white horses are actually grey

The largest horse recorded measured at 21 hands.

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Horses are not native to North America

“Every horse on the North American continent is a decedent of European horses.
Even the horses that we regard as “wild” are actually feral horses,
whose ancestors escaped from captivity. Horses disappeared from the Americas
more than 11,000 years ago, and there is ample fossil evidence that the horse’s
ancestors lived here previous to that.”

the original horse was the size of a golden retriever

“The original horse was no larger than a golden retriever.
Diminutive Hyracotherium may have looked more
like a small goat or deer than a modern-day horse. 
Hyracotherium lived during the Eocene Epoch about 50 million years ago.”

source: thesprucepets.com

horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal, with an average diameter of 34 mm, or 1.3 inches

(internet image)


2020 is that chestnut mare
all those old cowboys warned you about

hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!

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