Horses are odd-toed ungulate mammals of one of the two extant subspecies of equus ferus. Horses in the subspecies caballus are domesticated. More than 300 breeds of horses are known in the world today.

Horses are used for a variety of tasks and their typical lifespan is primarily the length of 25 to 30 years of age.

The distinction between horses (equus caballus) and ponies (equus ferus caballus), though ponies are taxonomically the same animals, is typically the basis of height, though it may hold aspects of phenotype for the different breeds.

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Horses exhibit wide varieties of coat colors, and the average amount of bones in a horse’s skeletal anatomy is 205.

A horse’s diet consists mainly of grass and hay and other such related vegetation as well as oats. They are herbivorous by nature and their diet rejects meat.

Their top speeds reach approximately 88 kilometres per hour (55 mph), and horses possess four basic gaits, the four beat walk, two beat trot, three beat canter, and the gallop.


2 comments on “Horses

  1. anne leueen says:

    Interesting and informative I have shared this to Horse Addict Leueen on Facebook.

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